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GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, DE0006602006

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, DE0006602006

21.09.2021 - 12:33:22

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft: Enters into exclusive negotiations with Syclef to sell its refrigeration contracting and service operations in France

Duesseldorf, September 21, 2021 - GEA entered into exclusive negotiations regarding the potential sale of its refrigeration contracting operations in France to Syclef, a leading French company specializing in the installation and maintenance of industrial and commercial refrigeration systems. The potential transaction marks the conclusion of GEA's portfolio review that was initiated in 2019. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the financial details of the possible sale.

GEA Refrigeration France SAS, based in Les Sorini?res (near Nantes), provides customized refrigeration solutions for industrial customers. The company, with about 230 employees, generated revenues of about EUR 75 million in 2020. The company is well established in the French market. However, it does not sustainably reach margin targets set by GEA for this type of business. The potential transaction does not affect GEA's compressor selling business in France, which retains its strategic importance and will be retained by GEA. After the divestiture, the focus in the French market will be on selling compressors and related equipment to packagers and contractors.

The transaction remains subject to the information and consultation process of the relevant employee representative bodies in accordance with applicable laws as well as approval by antitrust authorities. A potential closing is not expected before Q1 2022.


Media Relations: Anne Putz Peter-M?ller-Strasse 12, 40468 D?sseldorf, Germany Phone +49 (0)211 9136-1500 anne.putz@gea.comAbout GEA GEA is one of the world's largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. The international industrial technology group specializes in machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services. With more than 18,000 employees, the group generated revenue of more than EUR 4.6 billion in fiscal year 2020. A major focus is on continuously enhancing the sustainability and efficiency of customers' production processes. GEA plants, processes and components help achieve significant reductions in carbon emissions, plastic use and food waste in production worldwide. In this way, GEA makes a decisive contribution toward a sustainable future, fully in line with its corporate philosophy of "engineering for a better world."

GEA is listed in the German MDAX and the STOXX(R) Europe 600 Index and is also among the companies comprising the DAX 50 ESG and MSCI Global Sustainability Indices.

More information can be found online at gea.com. If you do not want to receive any further information from GEA, please send an e-mail to pr@gea.com.

About SYCLEF Founded in 2003, Syclef is a French leader in the installation and maintenance of refrigeration systems. The group is specialized in medium and large refrigeration installations, in industrial refrigeration (logistics platforms, storage warehouses, food processing etc), commercial refrigeration (supermarkets, convenience stores) and air conditioning. Syclef's customer base relies on Syclef to manage its complex and critical refrigeration systems. The group benefits from a key player position in the energy transition through the use of innovative sustainable technologies such as natural refrigerant fluids.



Contact: GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Phone +49 (0)211 9136 1081 Fax +49 (0)211 9136 31087 gea.com

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Language: English Company: GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft Peter-M?ller-Stra?e 12 40468 D?sseldorf

Germany Phone: +49 (0)211 9136-0 Fax: +49 (0)211 9136-31087 E-mail: ir@gea.com Internet: www.gea.com ISIN: DE0006602006 WKN: 660200 Indices: MDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Hamburg, Munich; Regulated Unofficial Market in Hanover, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange EQS News ID: 1234807 ? End of News DGAP News Service


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