FUCHS PETROLUB SE https://fuchs.com en Thu, 16 Apr 2020 02:03:34 +0200 Thu, 16 Apr 2020 02:03:34 +0200 news-2466 Mon, 06 Apr 2020 08:20:02 +0200 FUCHS will conduct the Annual General Meeting as a purely virtual Annual General Meeting ('Online AGM') on May 5, 2020 at 10.00 a.m. http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2466-fuchs-will-conduct-the-annual-general-meeting-as-a-purely-virtual-annual-general-meeting-onli/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): AGM/EGM06.04.2020 / 08:20 The issuer is solely responsible

FUCHS will conduct the Annual General Meeting as a purely virtual Annual General Meeting ('Online AGM') on May 5, 2020 at 10.00 a.m.

DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): AGM/EGM
06.04.2020 / 08:20
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FUCHS will conduct the Annual General Meeting as a purely virtual Annual General Meeting ("Online AGM") on May 5, 2020 at 10.00 a.m.

Against the background of the ongoing spread of the corona virus and the nationwide ban on events, FUCHS postponed the Annual General Meeting 2020 in March to the second half of June in order to protect the health of all participants. From today's perspective, it is uncertain whether the ban on events will be lifted by then. On March 27, the government rapidly announced a law in which, among other things, annual general meetings can be held in a purely electronic format without any physical participation.

In order to ensure that all known agenda items of the Annual General Meeting, such as the election of the Supervisory Board members, the resolution on the appropriation of profits and the associated dividend payment, can be resolved promptly, the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board have decided to make use of the new legal regulations. In this way, FUCHS is able to guarantee all its shareholders sufficient planning security even in the current uncertain times. The Annual General Meeting of FUCHS PETROLUB SE will take place as a purely virtual meeting on the originally planned date, May 5, 2020 at 10.00 a.m. In accordance with the new legal regulations, the invitation will be published on April 9, 2020.

After registering in due time, shareholders can follow the entire Annual General Meeting online and exercise their voting rights in advance by electronic postal vote or by granting power of attorney and instructions to the company's proxies. Both options are also possible online until the voting starts. Questions to the Executive Board can be submitted electronically up to two days before the Annual General Meeting. Further details will be included in the invitation.

FUCHS once again expressly thanks the government which, in the current difficult situation, has implemented a relevant legislative package within a very short time.

Mannheim, April 6, 2020

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim, Germany
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104

tina.vogel@fuchs.com
www.zhup3.com/group

The following information is available online:
Image and video material: www.zhup3.com/group/mediagallery

About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Formed in Mannheim in 1931, the Group employs more than 5,600 people worldwide at 62 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, future actual developments and future actual results may differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes to exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and assumes no liability for such.



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news-2464 Thu, 19 Mar 2020 18:03:39 +0100 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2464-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

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Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them
19.03.2020 / 18:03
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title:
First name: Dagmar
Last name(s): Steinert

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Position: Member of the managing body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790430

b) Nature of the transaction
Dagmar Steinert instructed a bank to buy preference shares of FUCHS PETROLUB SE for an amount of up to EUR 153,550.00 in a market sensitive manner. The acquisition shall be conducted likely until 2 April 2020 and follows the obligation of the members to the executive board to invest parts of their variable cash compensation in FUCHS PETROLUB SE preference shares with a holding period of several years.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
not numberable not numberable

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
not numberable not numberable

e) Date of the transaction
2020-03-19; UTC+1

f) Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue



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news-2462 Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:58:33 +0100 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2462-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

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Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them
19.03.2020 / 17:58
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title: Dr.
First name: Ralph
Last name(s): Rheinboldt

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Position: Member of the managing body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790430

b) Nature of the transaction
Dr. Ralph Rheinboldt instructed a bank to buy preference shares of FUCHS PETROLUB SE for an amount of up to EUR 153,550.00 in a market sensitive manner. The acquisition shall be conducted likely until 2 April 2020 and follows the obligation of the members to the executive board to invest parts of their variable cash compensation in FUCHS PETROLUB SE preference shares with a holding period of several years.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
not numberable not numberable

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
not numberable not numberable

e) Date of the transaction
2020-03-19; UTC+1

f) Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue



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news-2460 Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:54:29 +0100 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2460-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

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Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them
19.03.2020 / 17:54
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title: Dr.
First name: Timo
Last name(s): Reister

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Position: Member of the managing body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790430

b) Nature of the transaction
Dr. Timo Reister instructed a bank to buy preference shares of FUCHS PETROLUB SE for an amount of up to EUR 153,550.00 in a market sensitive manner. The acquisition shall be conducted likely until 2 April 2020 and follows the obligation of the members to the executive board to invest parts of their variable cash compensation in FUCHS PETROLUB SE preference shares with a holding period of several years.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
not numberable not numberable

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
not numberable not numberable

e) Date of the transaction
2020-03-19; UTC+1

f) Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue



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news-2458 Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:49:31 +0100 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2458-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

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Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them
19.03.2020 / 17:49
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title: Dr.
First name: Lutz
Last name(s): Lindemann

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Position: Member of the managing body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790430

b) Nature of the transaction
Dr. Lutz Lindemann instructed a bank to buy preference shares of FUCHS PETROLUB SE for an amount of up to EUR 153,550.00 in a market sensitive manner. The acquisition shall be conducted likely until 2 April 2020 and follows the obligation of the members to the executive board to invest parts of their variable cash compensation in FUCHS PETROLUB SE preference shares with a holding period of several years.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
not numberable not numberable

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
not numberable not numberable

e) Date of the transaction
2020-03-19; UTC+1

f) Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue



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news-2456 Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:44:24 +0100 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2456-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

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Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them
19.03.2020 / 17:43
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title:
First name: Stefan
Last name(s): Fuchs

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Position: Member of the managing body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790430

b) Nature of the transaction
Stefan Fuchs instructed a bank to buy preference shares of FUCHS PETROLUB SE for an amount of up to EUR 306,800.00 in a market sensitive manner. The acquisition shall be conducted likely until 2 April 2020 and follows the obligation of the members to the executive board to invest parts of their variable cash compensation in FUCHS PETROLUB SE preference shares with a holding period of several years.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
not numberable not numberable

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
not numberable not numberable

e) Date of the transaction
2020-03-19; UTC+1

f) Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue



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news-2454 Thu, 19 Mar 2020 07:00:13 +0100 FUCHS confirms preliminary figures for the financial year 2019: Sales revenues of EUR 2.6 billion at previous year's lev-el, EBIT 16% below previous year http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2454-fuchs-confirms-preliminary-figures-for-the-financial-year-2019-sales-revenues-of-eur-26-billi/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Annual Results19.03.2020 / 07:00 The issuer is solely responsible

FUCHS confirms preliminary figures for the financial year 2019: Sales revenues of EUR 2.6 billion at previous year's lev-el, EBIT 16% below previous year

DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Annual Results
19.03.2020 / 07:00
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

FUCHS confirms preliminary figures for the financial year 2019: Sales revenues of EUR 2.6 billion at previous year's level, EBIT 16% below previous year

- Sales revenues: +0% to EUR 2.6 billion

- Earnings (EBIT): -16% to EUR 321 million

- Dividend proposal: +2% to EUR 0.97 per preference share

- Annual General Meeting postponed


FUCHS at a glance

in EUR million 2019 2018 Change Change %
Sales revenues (1) 2,572 2,567 5 0
Europe, Middle East, Africa 1,579 1,618 -39 -2
Asia-Pacific 718 706 12 2
North and South America 418 409 9 2
Consolidation -143 -166 23 -
EBIT before one-off effect 321 371 -50 -13
EBIT 321 383 -62 -16
Earnings after tax 228 288 -60 -21
Capital expenditure 154 121 33 27
Free cash flow before acquisitions 175 147 28 19
Acquisitions (2) -13 +12 -25 -
Free cash flow 162 159 3 2
Earnings per share in EUR        
Ordinary share 1.63 2.06 -0.43 -21
Preference share 1.64 2.07 -0.43 -21
Employees as at December 31 5,627 5,446 181 3
 

(1) By company location; previous year figures comparable
(2) Including divestments

In the 2019 financial year, FUCHS' sales revenues of EUR 2.6 billion (2.6) remain stable at the high level of the previous year. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) decreases by 16% to EUR 321 million (383). On a comparable basis, excluding the one-off effect from the sale of the trading joint venture in Switzerland in 2018, EBIT is -13% or EUR 50 million below the previous year (371). The decline in earnings at constant sales is due to the planned increase in the cost base, the growth and investment program and the decline in volume as a result of the weak economic environment.

Investments
In 2019, FUCHS continued its investment program started in 2016 for the fourth year. As planned, investments, primarily in property, plant and equipment, rose to the record level of EUR 154 million in the reporting year.

The region Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) was the focus of the expansion and modernization measures, accounting for around 60% of the expenditure. The largest single investment in the region was in Sweden where the construction of a new plant is well underway. In Kaiserslautern, the construction of a new high-bay warehouse, new production and office space was completed, and work continued on a new polyurea specialty grease plant, with which Kaiserslautern will further expand its position as a location for specialty lubricants. At the Mannheim site, work continued on optimizing internal processes in various ways and the tank farm was modernized and expanded. The UK continued the construction of its new raw material warehouse, while in Russia, construction work began on the plant expansion.

Investments of EUR 31 million were carried out in Asia-Pacific. FUCHS opened one of its most modern production plants with an automated high-bay warehouse and fully automated production in Wujiang, China. It replaces the previous plant in Shanghai and has almost twice the capacity. The administration and research and development laboratories remaining in Shanghai were expanded in 2019.

Around EUR 22 million was invested in the region North and South America. In the US, work at the Harvey site continued on a plant for the production of lubricants for OEM customers as well as the modernization of the metalworking fluids plant, and investments were made in additional office space. In Kansas City the modernization of the site continued.

Outlook
FUCHS expected growth in sales revenues of between +0% and +4% for the year 2020 when the 2019 annual financial statements were prepared on March 4. This is based both on organic volume growth and external growth. The latter is mainly due to the acquisition of NYE, a manufacturer of synthetic high-performance lubricants in the US, which was completed at the end of January 2020. FUCHS also expected a slight increase in EBIT of between +0% and +4%. The strict cost management will continue, and new hires will be kept to a minimum. The negative effects of the coronavirus on the global economy and the FUCHS Group cannot be estimated at present. However, they will at least temporarily lead to significant declines in sales and earnings.

The extensive investments in production plants and IT infrastructure will continue as part of our growth strategy, and research and development activities will also be strengthened. One of the objectives is to actively shape the increasingly complex requirements of the future. Given the profitability and financial strength of the Group, this process, which temporarily involves higher cost increase than earnings increase, will continue despite the slowdown in the global economy. FUCHS plans to invest EUR 120 million, particularly in Germany, the US, China, South Africa, Russia and Sweden. Capital employed will continue to increase and the net working capital required for the growing volume of business will also rise. For the 2020 financial year, FUCHS therefore anticipated a free cash flow before acquisitions of EUR 130 million when the annual financial statements were prepared. This expectation also does not take into account the negative effects of the coronavirus on the global economy.

Postponement of the Annual General Meeting 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic
Against the background of the spreading coronavirus and the current nationwide ban on events, FUCHS PETROLUB SE will not hold the Annual General Meeting on May 5, 2020 as planned in order to protect the health of all participants. Subject to the further development of the corona pandemic and related regulatory requirements, the Annual General Meeting will probably take place in the second half of June. The new date will be set and communicated in due course. This will inevitably result in a corresponding postponement of the resolution on the appropriation of profits and the dividend payment.

Mannheim, March 19, 2020

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim, Germany
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104

tina.vogel@fuchs.com
www.zhup3.com/group

The following information is available online:
Image and video material: www.zhup3.com/group/mediagallery

About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Formed in Mannheim in 1931, the Group employs more than 5,600 people worldwide at 62 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, future actual developments and future actual results may differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes to exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and assumes no liability for such.



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news-2452 Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:12 +0100 FUCHS publishes preliminary figures for 2019 financial year: Sales revenues at previous year's level at EUR 2.6 billion, EBIT 16% below previous year http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2452-fuchs-publishes-preliminary-figures-for-2019-financial-year-sales-revenues-at-previous-years/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Preliminary Results20.02.2020 / 07:00 The issuer is solely

FUCHS publishes preliminary figures for 2019 financial year: Sales revenues at previous year's level at EUR 2.6 billion, EBIT 16% below previous year

DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Preliminary Results
20.02.2020 / 07:00
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

FUCHS publishes preliminary figures for 2019 financial year: Sales revenues at previous year's level at EUR 2.6 billion, EBIT 16% below previous year

- Sales revenues: +0% at EUR 2.6 billion

- EBIT down -16% to EUR 321 million

- Dividend proposal: +2% to EUR 0.97 per preference share

FUCHS at a glance - preliminary figures

in EUR million 2019 2018 Change Change %
Sales revenues (1) 2,572 2,567 5 0
Europe, Middle East, Africa 1,579 1,618 -39 -2
Asia-Pacific 718 706 12 2
North and South America 418 409 9 2
Consolidation -143 -166 23 -14
EBIT before one-off effect 321 371 -50 -14
EBIT 321 383 -62 -16
Earnings after tax 228 288 -60 -21
Capital expenditure 154 121 33 27
Free cash flow before acquisitions 175 147 28 19
Acquisitions (2) -13 +12 -25 -
Free cash flow 162 159 3 2
Earnings per share in EUR        
Ordinary share 1.63 2.06 -0.43 -21
Preference share 1.64 2.07 -0.43 -21
Employees as at December 31 5,627 5,446 181 3

(1) By company location; previous year figures comparable

(2) Including divestments

Sales revenues and earnings
In the 2019 financial year, FUCHS kept sales revenues stable at the high level of the previous year at EUR 2.6 billion (2.6). Due to the weakness of the automotive industry in Asia and Europe, organic growth declined slightly by -1%. Acquisitions from 2019 contributed with +1%. Currency effects from the translation into the Group currency played only a minor role.

Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) declined by 16% to EUR 321 million (383). On a comparable basis, excluding the one-off effect from the sale of the trading joint venture in Switzerland in 2018, EBIT was -14% or EUR 50 million below the previous year (EUR 371 million). The disproportionately high decline in earnings in relation to sales revenues in the 2019 reporting year is attributable both to the scheduled increase in the cost base as a result of the growth and investment program and to the decline in volume resulting from the weak economic environment. Goodwill amortization of EUR 6 million also had a negative impact on EBIT. Earnings after tax decreased by 21% to EUR 228 million (288), largely as a result of higher withholding taxes on dividends. Earnings per ordinary and preference share were EUR 1.63 (2.06) and EUR 1.64 (2.07) respectively.

Sales revenues and earnings by region
Business in the three global regions performed differently. At EUR 1,579 million (1,618), sales revenues in the region Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) were 2% below the previous year's level, mainly due to the difficult environment in the automotive industry. Currency effects and external growth had no impact on sales revenues in this region. The EBIT of EUR 167 million (211) is also down and includes the goodwill amortization of EUR 6 million.

On an organic basis, the Asia-Pacific region declined by 1% due to the lower demand in the automotive sector. Taking into account positive currency effects (+1%) from translation into the Group currency, the euro, and the acquisition of a lubricant manufacturer in the automotive retail sector in Australia, sales revenues in the region rose by 2% or EUR 12 million to EUR 718 million (706). At EUR 93 million (102), EBIT was down on the previous year.

The North and South America region increased its sales revenues by 2% to EUR 418 million (409) in the reporting year. The negative organic growth of -1% was offset by a positive currency effect of 3%. The region's EBIT of EUR 49 million (59) was down on the previous year.

Cash flow
Investments in property, plant and equipment of EUR 154 million (121) have risen to a new record level, but are below the figure originally planned for the year as a whole. Despite increased investments and lower earnings after tax, free cash flow before acquisitions was higher than in the previous year at EUR 175 million (147), mainly due to the reduction of inventories.

Employees
The FUCHS Group had 5,627 employees as of December 31, 2019 (5,446). The total workforce increased by 181 people or 3% compared to the previous year, mainly as a result of acquisitions.

The number of employees in the Asia-Pacific region rose by 37, while the EMEA region added 89 employees. In North and South America, the number of employees increased by 55 compared to December 31, 2018.

Dividend
Pending a resolution by the Supervisory Board, the Executive Board of FUCHS PETROLUB SE intends to propose a dividend of EUR 0.97 (0.95) per preference share and EUR 0.96 (0.94) per ordinary share for the financial year 2019 to the Annual General Meeting, which will be held on May 5, 2020. This corresponds to a 2% increase. We are thus maintaining our stable dividend policy even in a difficult economic environment.

Outlook and complete figures
For the year 2020, FUCHS expects growth in both sales revenues and EBIT in the low to medium single-digit percentage range, although the economic effects of the Covid-19 virus are not yet foreseeable. The figures published are preliminary figures. The FUCHS Group will publish the final figures for the financial year 2019 and the complete outlook for 2020 on March 19, 2020.

Mannheim, February 20, 2020

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim, Germany
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104

tina.vogel@fuchs.com
www.zhup3.com/group

The following information is available online:
Image and video material: www.zhup3.com/group/mediagallery

About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Formed in Mannheim in 1931, the Group employs more than 5,500 people worldwide at 62 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, future actual developments and future actual results may differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes to exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and assumes no liability for such.



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news-2450 Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:35:27 +0100 FUCHS successfully completes the acquisition of Nye Lubricants Inc., a high-performance specialty synthetic lubricant manufacturer in the US http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2450-fuchs-successfully-completes-the-acquisition-of-nye-lubricants-inc-a-high-performance-special/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Acquisition24.01.2020 / 16:35 The issuer is solely responsible

FUCHS successfully completes the acquisition of Nye Lubricants Inc., a high-performance specialty synthetic lubricant manufacturer in the US

DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Acquisition
24.01.2020 / 16:35
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FUCHS successfully completes the acquisition of Nye Lubricants Inc., a high-performance specialty synthetic lubricant manufacturer in the US

The FUCHS Group, which operates globally in the lubricants industry, signed an agreement to acquire Nye Lubricants Inc. in October 2019. The Fairhaven, Massachusetts, manufacturer is a leader in the innovation, formulation and manufacturing of synthetic lubricants.

After having received all the required regulatory approvals, the acquisition was closed today. With this acquisition the FUCHS Group further expands its specialty lubricants product portfolio, offering engineered solutions across multiple markets while creating opportunities to serve new high-end, critical applications. The business will continue to be operated out of its Fairhaven, Massachusetts, location.

Nye employs 180 people and generated USD 51 million (approx. EUR 46 million) in sales in its fiscal year 2018, throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

In 2018 the FUCHS Group accounted for EUR 2,567 million sales with staff of 5,446. FUCHS LUBRICANTS CO. (USA) generated sales of EUR 284 million with 420 employees.

Mannheim, January 24, 2020

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104
tina.vogel@fuchs.com
www.zhup3.com/group

 

The following information is available online:
Press release "FUCHS acquires high-performance specialty synthetic lubricant manufacturer in the US" (October 10, 2019): http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2430-fuchs-acquires-high-performance-specialty-synthetic-lubricant-manufacturer-in-the-us/
Image and video material: www.zhup3.com/group/mediagallery

About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Formed in Mannheim in 1931, the Group employs around 5,500 people worldwide at 58 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, actual future developments and results can differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes in exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and assumes no liability for such.



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news-2448 Wed, 18 Dec 2019 09:39:14 +0100 FUCHS strengthens market presence in Switzerland through intensified trading partnerships http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2448-fuchs-strengthens-market-presence-in-switzerland-through-intensified-trading-partnerships/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Miscellaneous18.12.2019 / 09:39 The issuer is solely responsible

FUCHS strengthens market presence in Switzerland through intensified trading partnerships

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18.12.2019 / 09:39
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FUCHS strengthens market presence in Switzerland through intensified trading partnerships

The FUCHS Group, which operates globally in the lubricants sector, has been present on the Swiss market for more than 40 years. After FUCHS sold its 50% share in a local joint venture in August 2018, the Swiss market is now being served directly by local trading partners. FUCHS has been able to win three renowned and experienced trading partners for future sales in Switzerland: The lubricant specialist ASEOL SUISSE AG, the LAVEBA cooperative and the chemical-technical heat transfer specialist S. AFFOLTER. FUCHS thus ensures complete market coverage across all customer groups in Switzerland.

ASEOL SUISSE AG in Steffisburg will distribute industrial lubricants and lubricants for special applications throughout Switzerland as a trading partner for FUCHS. In addition, ASEOL SUISSE AG will take over the distribution of automotive FUCHS lubricants in Western, Central and Southern Switzerland.

The LAVEBA cooperative in St. Gallen takes over the distribution of automotive FUCHS lubricants for Eastern Switzerland.

The more than 25 years lasting proven partnership with the company S. AFFOLTER in Schmitten for the distribution of FUCHS refrigeration oils will be continued.

Mannheim, December 18, 2019

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104
tina.vogel@fuchs.com
www.zhup3.com/group

The following information is available online:
Image and video material: www.zhup3.com/group/mediagallery

About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Formed in Mannheim in 1931, the Group employs around 5,500 people worldwide at 58 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, actual future developments and results can differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes in exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and assumes no liability for such.



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news-2444 Mon, 16 Dec 2019 16:40:35 +0100 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2444-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

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16.12.2019 / 16:40
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1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title:
First name: Anna-Louisa
Last name(s): Fuchs

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Person closely associated with:
Title:
First name: Stefan
Last name(s): Fuchs
Position: Member of the managing body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790406

b) Nature of the transaction
60 shares received through donation.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
0.00 EUR 0.00 EUR

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
0.00 EUR 0.00 EUR

e) Date of the transaction
2019-12-16; UTC+1

f) Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue



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news-2445 Mon, 16 Dec 2019 16:36:26 +0100 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2445-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

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Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them
16.12.2019 / 16:35
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1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title:
First name: Mary-Ann
Last name(s): Fuchs

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Person closely associated with:
Title:
First name: Stefan
Last name(s): Fuchs
Position: Member of the managing body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790406

b) Nature of the transaction
60 shares received through donation.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
0.00 EUR 0.00 EUR

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
0.00 EUR 0.00 EUR

e) Date of the transaction
2019-12-16; UTC+1

f) Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue



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news-2442 Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:51:22 +0100 FUCHS strengthens presence in Sub-Saharan Africa through joint ventures http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2442-fuchs-strengthens-presence-in-sub-saharan-africa-through-joint-ventures/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Joint Venture05.12.2019 / 13:51 The issuer is solely responsible

FUCHS strengthens presence in Sub-Saharan Africa through joint ventures

DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Joint Venture
05.12.2019 / 13:51
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FUCHS strengthens presence in Sub-Saharan Africa through joint ventures

The FUCHS Group, which operates globally in the lubricants industry, has acquired 50% of the shares of three distributors based in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique. FUCHS has been working with these partners for more than 15 years. After the recent establishment of a FUCHS entity in Tanzania, these acquisitions further strengthen the footprint of FUCHS in Sub-Saharan Africa. The joint ventures employ 90 people and generated sales of around EUR 21 million in the 2018 financial year.

"Customers in these countries, who require lubricants and services in fields like mining, commercial vehicle fleets, general industry, agriculture, food and beverage, consumer products and other specialty applications will benefit locally from even stronger lubricants focus supported by international resources," says Alf Untersteller, Executive Vice President FUCHS PETROLUB SE.

The wholly owned FUCHS entity FUCHS SOUTHERN AFRICA has developed these three Sub-Saharan distributors over more than a decade. "The distributors have done an excellent job in building the FUCHS brand in their countries and the timing is now right for FUCHS to take an equity stake in the businesses. Additionally, FUCHS sees significant importance in the development of Africa, where it also contributes sizeable efforts to the sustainable social development of the continent," says FUCHS SOUTHERN AFRICA Managing Director, Paul Deppe.

"FUCHS has invested significantly in South Africa in recent time through the acquisitions of LUBRITENE, LUBRASA and OPTIFLOW in 2014 and investments in a state of the art, fully automated grease manufacturing plant which opened in 2018 at its manufacturing hub in Isando, Johannesburg. This will supply markets in Africa and is also part of our current global growth initiative investing in existing and new plants focused on capacity increase in line with advanced technology. Further plant expansions are already being planned," says Stefan Fuchs, Chairman of the Executive Board of FUCHS PETROLUB SE.

FUCHS has signed to acquire and expects closing in early 2020.

Mannheim, December 5, 2019

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104
tina.vogel@fuchs.com

www.zhup3.com/group

The following information is available online:
Image and video material: www.zhup3.com/group/mediagallery

About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Formed in Mannheim in 1931, the Group employs around 5,500 people worldwide at 58 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, actual future developments and results can differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes in exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and assumes no liability for such.



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news-2440 Thu, 07 Nov 2019 14:22:44 +0100 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2440-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

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Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

07.11.2019 / 14:22
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1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title:
First name: Stefan
Last name(s): Fuchs

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Position: Member of the managing body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790430

b) Nature of the transaction
Disposal

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
40.60 EUR 20300.00 EUR
40.62 EUR 14420.10 EUR
40.64 EUR 1584.96 EUR
40.66 EUR 158817.96 EUR
40.68 EUR 4840.92 EUR
40.70 EUR 42938.50 EUR
40.84 EUR 15560.04 EUR
40.72 EUR 1588.08 EUR
40.74 EUR 22692.18 EUR
40.76 EUR 95622.96 EUR
40.78 EUR 31196.70 EUR
40.80 EUR 24806.40 EUR
40.82 EUR 9021.22 EUR
40.86 EUR 7477.38 EUR
40.88 EUR 19581.52 EUR
40.60 EUR 8160.60 EUR

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
40.7188634 EUR 478609.52 EUR

e) Date of the transaction
2019-11-06; UTC+1

f) Place of the transaction
Name: XETRA - Regulierter Markt
MIC: XETA



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news-2438 Wed, 06 Nov 2019 15:08:25 +0100 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2438-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

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06.11.2019 / 15:07
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1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title: Dr.
First name: Ralph
Last name(s): Rheinboldt

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Position: Member of the managing body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790430

b) Nature of the transaction
Disposal

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
41.14 EUR 28592.30 EUR
41.04 EUR 29056.32 EUR
41.08 EUR 22511.84 EUR
41.10 EUR 30701.70 EUR
41.06 EUR 83064.38 EUR
41.00 EUR 13530.00 EUR
41.02 EUR 28960.12 EUR
41.12 EUR 4811.04 EUR

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
41.0670242 EUR 241227.70 EUR

e) Date of the transaction
2019-11-05; UTC+1

f) Place of the transaction
Name: XETRA - Regulierter Markt
MIC: XETA



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news-2436 Fri, 01 Nov 2019 18:21:32 +0100 FUCHS acquires Chemicals Process Management business in North America http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2436-fuchs-acquires-chemicals-process-management-business-in-north-america/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Acquisition01.11.2019 / 18:21 The issuer is solely responsible

FUCHS acquires Chemicals Process Management business in North America

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01.11.2019 / 18:21
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FUCHS acquires Chemicals Process Management business in North America

The FUCHS Group, which operates globally in the lubricants sector, is acquiring the business of ZIMMARK INC. The Burlington, Ontario, Canada based company is a service company offering value added services in the lubricants and Chemicals Process Management (CPM) space.

With this acquisition the FUCHS Group expands its service portfolio in the industrial lubricant market and will deploy its processes where applicable throughout its other global divisions. The business will operate as a separate Chemicals Process Management (CPM) Division of FUCHS' North American industrial business.

"Today's larger sophisticated customers are looking for an integrated partnership with their lubricant supplier inclusive of a service offering complimenting a fluid solution to their challenges. FUCHS offers many Chemicals Process Management (CPM) programs throughout Europe and China. We will use ZIMMARK's Technical Process Management (Z-TPM), focusing on rigorous control plans, as a nucleus to grow the service component of the business in the United States," says Keith Brewer, President & CEO of FUCHS LUBRICANTS CO., USA. "The acquisition, and especially the ZIMMARK team, will significantly enlarge our service offering capability to existing business along with offering value added services to new customers using FUCHS' marketplace presence."

The transaction will be effective November 1, 2019.

ZIMMARK employs 60 people and generated EUR 4 million in sales in its fiscal year 2018, all of that in North America.

In 2018 the FUCHS Group accounted for EUR 2,567 million sales with staff of 5,446. FUCHS LUBRICANTS CO., USA made EUR 284 million sales with 420 employees.

Mannheim, November 1, 2019

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104
tina.vogel@fuchs.com

www.zhup3.com/group

The following information is available online:
Image and video material: www.zhup3.com/group/mediagallery

About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Formed in Mannheim in 1931, the Group employs around 5,500 people worldwide at 58 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, actual future developments and results can differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes in exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and assumes no liability for such.



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news-2434 Wed, 30 Oct 2019 07:00:13 +0100 FUCHS generates sales revenues at previous year's level in the first nine months; decline of 17% in earnings is less significant than expected http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2434-fuchs-generates-sales-revenues-at-previous-years-level-in-the-first-nine-months-decline-of-17/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Interim Report30.10.2019 / 07:00 The issuer is solely responsible

FUCHS generates sales revenues at previous year's level in the first nine months; decline of 17% in earnings is less significant than expected

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30.10.2019 / 07:00
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FUCHS generates sales revenues at previous year's level in the first nine months; decline of 17% in earnings is less significant than expected

"After a disappointing second quarter, we are satisfied with the results of the past months. We achieved organic growth of EUR 1 million in the third quarter. Our strict cost control is starting to yield results without negatively impacting the modernization and expansion of our plants. EBIT for the first nine months was down 17% year-on-year. The decline was thus not as significant as we had feared back in July. In this context, we are specifying our outlook for 2019 as a whole and expect sales and EBIT to be at the upper end of the forecast.
With an EBIT margin of 12.6% and an extremely solid balance sheet, we have a healthy basis for the continuation of our growth and modernization program and for continued focus on our cultural, structural and strategic initiative FUCHS2025," says Stefan Fuchs, Chairman of the Executive Board of FUCHS PETROLUB SE.

FUCHS at a glance

EUR million Q1-3 2019 Q1-3 2018(1) Change %
Sales revenues(2) 1,952 1,953 0
Europe, Middle East, Africa 1,201 1,237 -3
Asia-Pacific 535 542 -1
North and South America 320 304 5
Consolidation -104 -130 -
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) 246 297 -17
Earnings after tax 176 219 -20
Capital expenditure 103 73 41
Free cash flow before acquisitions(3) 94 121 -22
Earnings per share in EUR      
Ordinary share 1.26 1.57 -20
Preference share 1.27 1.58 -20
Employees as at September 30 5,636 5,386 5
 

(1) Prior-year figures adjusted.
(2) By company location.
(3) Including divestments.


Sales revenues and earnings
In a difficult economic environment, FUCHS PETROLUB generated sales revenues on a par with the previous year in the first nine months of 2019 at EUR 1,952 million (1,953). After a difficult start to the year and a disappointing second quarter, FUCHS posted organic growth of EUR 1 million in the third quarter.
The income statement for the first nine months was dominated by the planned increase in costs in connection with the growth program. EBIT was down 17% year-on-year at EUR 246 million (297), or down 14% on a comparable basis before one-off income. Earnings after tax declined by 20% to EUR 176 million (219). Compared to the previous year, earnings per ordinary and preference share fell by EUR 0.31 or 20% to EUR 1.26 and EUR 1.27 respectively.
At EUR 94 million (121), free cash flow before acquisitions was significantly lower than in the previous year as a result of the EUR 30 million increase in investments in non-current assets to EUR 103 million (73).


Sales revenues and earnings by region
The Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region generated sales revenues of EUR 1,201 million (1,237), down roughly 3% on the previous year. Compared to the first half of the year, the decline in sales revenues slowed slightly in the third quarter. However, Germany in particular continues to suffer due to the ongoing weakness of the global automotive market. After the first nine months, the Asia-Pacific region was down 1% year-on-year with sales revenues of EUR 535 million (542), but recorded a 4% decrease in organic terms. The decline in sales revenues in China slowed in the third quarter compared to the previous year. However, the automotive crisis had already affected China in the fall of the previous year, resulting in declining sales revenues. The North and South America region increased its sales revenues by 5% to EUR 320 million (304). Positive currency effects as a result of the strong US dollar contributed 4% of this.

The EBIT of the regions was significantly negatively impacted by the planned increase in costs as a result of the growth and modernization program. In EMEA, EBIT fell by 20% to EUR 130 million (162). On a comparable basis, the decrease amounted to 13%. The Asia-Pacific region's EBIT was down 16% year-on-year at EUR 67 million (80). In the North and South America region, EBIT declined by 9% to EUR 41 million (45).

Outlook
Given the economic situation, and particularly the continuing crisis in the automotive industry, FUCHS continues to anticipate a significant decline in earnings in comparison to the previous year. Based on the third quarter, the outlook for the current year is specified. FUCHS expects both sales revenues (-3% to +0%) and EBIT (-30% to -20% based on EBIT 2018 including one-off income) to be at the upper end of the range of the forecast.

Mannheim, October 30, 2019

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim, Germany
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104

tina.vogel@fuchs.com
www.zhup3.com/group

The following information is available online:
Quarterly statement for Q1-3 2019: www.zhup3.com/group/investor-relations/publications
Image and video material: www.zhup3.com/group/mediagallery

About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. The company, which was founded in Mannheim in 1931, employs around 5,500 people worldwide at 58 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, future actual developments and future actual results may differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes in exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and assumes no liability for such.



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news-2432 Fri, 25 Oct 2019 17:45:03 +0200 20th annual FUCHS Sponsorship Award: In its anniversary year, FUCHS awards EUR 75,000 to social projects in Mannheim http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2432-20th-annual-fuchs-sponsorship-award-in-its-anniversary-year-fuchs-awards-eur-75000-to-social/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Miscellaneous25.10.2019 / 17:45 The issuer is solely responsible

20th annual FUCHS Sponsorship Award: In its anniversary year, FUCHS awards EUR 75,000 to social projects in Mannheim

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20th annual FUCHS Sponsorship Award: In its anniversary year, FUCHS awards EUR 75,000 to social projects in Mannheim

On October 25, 2019, the Mannheim-based lubricant manufacturer FUCHS PETROLUB SE hosted its 20th sponsorship award for 15 social projects at its home location. In the anniversary year, the funding amounts to EUR 75,000. In 2019, Lord Mayor Dr. Peter Kurz again took over the patronage.

In 2000, the FUCHS Sponsorship Award was presented for the first time. "Social responsibility and the support of social projects have a long tradition at FUCHS. With our sponsorship award, we not only honor social projects, but also wish to express our appreciation for the social commitment of the many volunteers," says Stefan Fuchs, CEO of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. "As early as the 1990s, earnings generated on the Mannheim Maimarkt were donated to organizations that help people in difficult situations under the heading 'Oil cans help'. Since then, we have honored over 150 initiatives and I am proud that the FUCHS Sponsorship Award has firmly established itself in Mannheim."

Sustainable business and innovative developments are also important to the lubricant manufacturer when it comes to social commitment. This is why FUCHS awarded two newly created additional prizes in the innovation and sustainability categories for the first time. The "Mannheimer Platte", which offers a hot meal to people in need for more than 20 years, received the "Project of the Year - Sustainability" award. The prize for the "Project of the Year - Innovation" was awarded to "Arbeiterwohlfahrt Mannheim", which initiated a course system in modules with the "Mannheim Tenant Driving License" for migrants to improve opportunities for disadvantaged people looking for accommodation.

Of the more than 60 applications received, 15 were awarded prizes by FUCHS. In 2019, Willis Towers Watson, FUCHS' insurance broker, supported another project with a grant of EUR 5,000.

Projects and winners 2019:

  • Mannheim Tenant Driving License - Fit for your own home, Arbeiterwohlfahrt Kreisverband Mannheim e. V. (Project of the Year - Innovation)
  • Meal funding, Mannheimer Platte e. V. (Project of the Year - Sustainability)
  • Renovation of the youth apartment "Horst", CVJM Mannheim e. V.
  • Achievement of educational goals through retreat and relaxation rooms "Freiraum", Freundeskreis der Eugen-Neter-Schule Mannheim e. V.
  • Young Engagement Filsbach, Begegnungsst?tte Westliche Unterstadt e. V.
  • Social Learning at the Maria Montessori School, Freundeskreis Lichtblick e. V.
  • Music lessons in St. Josef / renewal of the equipment, Kinder- und Jugendheim St. Josef
  • Next Generation Hip Hop 2020, F?rderverein Jugendhaus Sch?nau e. V.
  • The walk-in wardrobe - rent your clothes, Freezone - Anlaufstelle für Stra?enkinder
  • MAG1 Mannheim against loneliness, MAG1 Mannheim gegen Einsamkeit e. V.
  • From living next to each other to living together "We Neighbors" - meeting point for people aged 55 and over, DRK Kreisverband Mannheim e. V.
  • Healthy by dance, Unsere Welt e. V.
  • Neighborhood project Rastenburger Stra?e, Evangelische Sch?naugemeinde Mannheim
  • Support self-help groups - strengthen voluntary work, Regionale Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Selbsthilfegruppen in Mannheim
  • The wishes cart - dare last wishes, ASB Mannheim / Rhein-Neckar
  • Clever holidays for Mannheim children, Gemeinnützige CLIMB GmbH (Prize from Willis Towers Watson)

The live broadcast of the award ceremony and further information about the prize winners can be found at: http://www.zhup3.com/group/technology-sustainability/corporate-citizenship/fuchs-sponsorship-award/
 

Mannheim, October 25, 2019

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104
tina.vogel@fuchs.com

www.zhup3.com/group

About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Formed in Mannheim in 1931, the Group employs around 5,500 people worldwide at 58 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.



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news-2430 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:53:52 +0200 FUCHS acquires high-performance specialty synthetic lubricant manufacturer in the US http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2430-fuchs-acquires-high-performance-specialty-synthetic-lubricant-manufacturer-in-the-us/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Acquisition 21.10.2019 / 15:53 The issuer is solely responsible

FUCHS acquires high-performance specialty synthetic lubricant manufacturer in the US

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FUCHS acquires high-performance specialty synthetic lubricant manufacturer in the US

The FUCHS Group, which operates globally in the lubricants industry, has signed an agreement to acquire Nye Lubricants Inc. The Fairhaven, Massachusetts, manufacturer is a leader in the innovation, formulation and manufacturing of synthetic lubricants. Pending final closing of this acquisition, the FUCHS Group further expands its specialty lubricants product portfolio, offering engineered solutions across multiple markets while creating opportunities to serve new high-end and critical applications. The business will continue to be operated out of its Fairhaven, Massachusetts, location.

"Nye's mission is to partner with innovative companies and provide high-performance lubricants using our leading-edge technology and engineering expertise. It combines its integrity, proven experience and deep technical knowledge to solve its customers' toughest engineering challenges focusing on the automotive, medical, aerospace and in-vacuum industries," says George Mock, President of Nye.

"We are very excited to have Nye join the FUCHS Group. While FUCHS and Nye operate in the same industries, the Nye product offering allows us to capitalize on additional high value-added applications. This furthers FUCHS' objective to be able to offer a full lubricant solution into our target markets," says Stefan Fuchs, Chairman of the Executive Board of FUCHS PETROLUB SE.

"Nye brings specific engineering expertise and a design partnership approach to the customer relationship that is unique. We will use this approach and build upon it using our broad market penetration. The acquisition, and the Nye team, will significantly increase our R&D and engineering expertise while using FUCHS' supply chain and market presence to satisfy emerging customer needs," adds Keith Brewer, President & CEO of FUCHS LUBRICANTS CO., USA.

The parties expect that the transaction will close towards the end of 2019.

Nye employs 180 people and generated USD 51 million (approx. EUR 46 million) in sales in its fiscal year 2018, throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

In 2018 the FUCHS Group accounted for EUR 2,567 million sales with staff of 5,446. FUCHS LUBRICANTS CO. (USA) generated sales of EUR 284 million with 420 employees.

Mannheim, October 21, 2019

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104
tina.vogel@fuchs.com

www.zhup3.com/group

The following information is available online:
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About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Formed in Mannheim in 1931, the Group employs around 5,500 people worldwide at 58 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, actual future developments and results can differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes in exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and assumes no liability for such.



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news-2428 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 15:45:02 +0200 FUCHS to be CO2-neutral globally by 2020 http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2428-fuchs-to-be-co2-neutral-globally-by-2020/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Miscellaneous 18.10.2019 / 15:45 The issuer is solely responsible

FUCHS to be CO2-neutral globally by 2020

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FUCHS to be CO2-neutral globally by 2020

FUCHS PETROLUB, the world's largest independent lubricant group, is setting a clear signal for global climate protection. From January 1, 2020, the company will manufacture completely CO2-neutral - a further milestone in FUCHS' sustainable development.

From 2020, the 58 FUCHS locations worldwide will be CO2-neutral - from energy consumption in production to consumables in administration.

In order to implement CO2-neutrality as early as 2020, FUCHS will offset its CO2 emissions, which have not yet been avoided so far, with compensation measures. This will be done by the company investing in high-quality climate protection projects aimed primarily at promoting renewable energies. The projects are accredited, approved and monitored according to internationally recognized certification standards such as the Gold Standard as well as by renowned organizations such as the United Nations (UN). The validation of the project results with regard to the CO2 savings achieved is verified by independent testing bodies such as TüV.

"FUCHS' CO2-neutrality strategy is embedded in our sustainability strategy, which we launched ten years ago. In this way, we are taking responsibility for global climate protection," says Stefan Fuchs, Chairman of the Executive Board of FUCHS PETROLUB SE, "and making an important contribution to achieving the goals of the UN climate protection agreement ratified in Paris in 2015." This agreement aims to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius compared with pre-industrial levels.

"When selecting projects, our focus is on climate protection projects that support economic, ecological and social development worldwide in regions with FUCHS locations. In this way we fulfill our global social responsibility in the sense of corporate citizenship," adds Fuchs. At the same time FUCHS also supports the 17 sustainable development goals of the UN to which the company has officially committed itself since 2018.

"But it is also clear that this form of CO2 offsetting will merely support and not replace our ongoing efforts to globally reduce our (avoidable) CO2 emissions," says Apu Gosalia, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President Global Intelligence. For example, energy-consumption-specific CO2 emissions per ton of FUCHS lubricant produced have already been reduced by a total of around 30% since 2010.

In the medium term, FUCHS intends to gradually reduce its carbon compensation payments and increase its share of renewable energy supplies while continuing to invest in improving the energy efficiency of its locations. In the long term, the company also aims to sell CO2-neutral products to its customers. However, this also requires that FUCHS will in the future be supplied with CO2-neutral raw materials by its suppliers. Only in this way FUCHS, as a CO2-neutral lubricant company, can offer its customers CO2-neutral lubricants from CO2-neutral production.

In addition, FUCHS joined the "Alliance for Development and Climate" of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) last month as an official supporter. The members of this alliance, which combines climate protection and sustainable development, strive for climate neutrality by avoiding, reducing and offsetting CO2 emissions at the same time.

Mannheim, October 18, 2019

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim, Germany
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104
tina.vogel@fuchs.com

www.zhup3.com/group

The following information material is available online:
FUCHS to be globally CO2-neutral from 2020 / FAQs:
www.zhup3.com/group/technology-sustainability/sustainability/co2-neutrality-strategy/

FUCHS sustainability milestones:
www.zhup3.com/group/technology-sustainability/sustainability/milestones-of-fuchs-sustainability/


About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. The company, which was founded in Mannheim in 1931, employs around 5,500 people worldwide at 58 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, future actual developments and future actual results may differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes in exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and assumes no liability for such.



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news-2426 Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:18:47 +0200 FUCHS becomes official lubricants partner of the DMG MORI Qualified Products Program (DMQP) (news with additional features) http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2426-fuchs-becomes-official-lubricants-partner-of-the-dmg-mori-qualified-products-program-dmqp-n/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Miscellaneous 13.09.2019 / 11:18 The issuer is solely responsible

FUCHS becomes official lubricants partner of the DMG MORI Qualified Products Program (DMQP) (news with additional features)

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FUCHS becomes official lubricants partner of the DMG MORI Qualified Products Program (DMQP)

FUCHS and DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT are intensifying the technology partnership they entered into in 2017 through the DMG MORI Qualified Products Program (DMQP). DMG MORI is offering its customers perfectly tailored machine peripheries and innovative technology accessories from a single source with the DMQP Program. From now on, lubricant company FUCHS will also be recognized as the certified DMQP partner at DMG MORI and will supply cooling lubricants and lubricants that have been exclusively tailored to machines and processes.

Thomas Wilke, Head of Industrial Sales at FUCHS SCHMIERSTOFFE, and Christoph Grosch, Executive Director at DMG MORI and Head of the DMQP program, are sealing the partnership in the run-up to EMO 2019.

"As a certified DMQP partner, we are glad to use our innovative and technologically sophisticated lubricants to help customers and users to achieve maximum machine performance and productivity gains," says Stefan Fuchs, Chairman of the Executive Board of FUCHS PETROLUB SE.

Thomas Wilke adds: "Lubricants for the metalworking industry and designed for use in machine tools must be efficient, economical, robust and free of ingredients that are harmful to the environment and health. All relevant processes and associated lubricants must also be coordinated for sustainability reasons, as excellently demonstrated by our new ECOCOOL TNA-IDM. As lubricants partner in the DMQP program, this is something that we are able to ensure."

At EMO 2019, the world's premier trade fair for the metalworking industry, visitors can see live demonstrations of how FUCHS cooling lubricants are used in selected DMG MORI machines in Hall 2 or find out about the latest lubricant technologies directly at the FUCHS stand in Hall 6, J23.

The DMQP program generates synergies out of machines, peripheries and accessories with the very highest quality standards. It combines innovation and technology expertise from selected DMQP partners, who have been exclusively awarded the premium seal of quality for their products. The global DMQP seal of quality makes available and specifically recommends more than 2,400 periphery and accessory products for integrated manufacturing solutions worldwide. The product categories include "shaping," "handling," "measuring" and "monitoring" as well as periphery and accessory components for additive manufacturing.

Mannheim, September 13, 2019

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim, Germany
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104
tina.vogel@fuchs.com

www.zhup3.com/group

The following information material is available online:
Image and video material: www.zhup3.com/group/mediagallery

About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Formed in Mannheim in 1931, the Group employs around 5,500 people worldwide at 58 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, future actual developments and future actual results may differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes in exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and assumes no liability for such.


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Subtitle: Thomas Wilke, Verkaufsleiter Industrie bei FUCHS SCHMIERSTOFFE, und Christoph Grosch, Executive Director bei DMG MORI und zust?ndig für das DMQP-Programm, besiegeln die Partnerschaft.


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news-2424 Tue, 03 Sep 2019 14:31:57 +0200 FUCHS opens new plant in Izmir, Turkey (news with additional features) http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2424-fuchs-opens-new-plant-in-izmir-turkey-news-with-additional-features/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Miscellaneous 03.09.2019 / 14:31 The issuer is solely responsible

FUCHS opens new plant in Izmir, Turkey (news with additional features)

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03.09.2019 / 14:31
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FUCHS opens new plant in Izmir, Turkey

OPET FUCHS, the joint venture of FUCHS PETROLUB and OPET Petrolcülük, has started operation at its new greenfield plant in Aliaga, Izmir, Turkey. Realized with an investment of EUR 24 million and having a production capacity of 60,000 tons of lubricant in one shift per year, the plant will be operating as one of Turkey's most modern lubricant facilities.

"This new plant with its most advanced process technologies and modern automation systems is adapted to customer and production needs in Turkey and is part of our global growth initiative investing in existing and new plants focused on capacity increase in line with advanced technology," emphasizes Stefan Fuchs, Chairman of the Executive Board of FUCHS PETROLUB SE, at the internal opening ceremony on September 3, 2019.

Murat Seyhan, Managing Director of OPET FUCHS adds, "we are working hard to give the best service quality to our customers operating in all sectors with our innovative approach, high quality, wide product range and specialized staff. In this respect, we are very happy to realize our new plant investment in Izmir, Aliaga."

OPET FUCHS' new plant was established on a total area of 55,000 m2 to manufacture a wide range of products including engine oils, industrial oils and special products. The traceability, repeatability and sustainability of the high-quality products offered by OPET FUCHS to customers have been increased by the new plant. The research and development laboratory is equipped with the latest technology and has the capacity to apply more than 100 test methods with more than 45 new technology testing devices. Product prototypes and verifications are carried out in the laboratory where new product designs and developments are realized in line with customer requests.

Mannheim, September 3, 2019

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104
tina.vogel@fuchs.com

www.zhup3.com/group

 

The following information is available online:
Image and video material: www.zhup3.com/group/mediagallery

About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Formed in Mannheim in 1931, the Group employs more than 5,000 people worldwide at 58 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, actual future developments and results can differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes in exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and assumes no liability for such.


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Subtitle: Schmierstoffwerk OPET FUCHS


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news-2422 Fri, 02 Aug 2019 14:12:30 +0200 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2422-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english


Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

02.08.2019 / 14:11
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1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title:
First name: Mary-Ann
Last name(s): Fuchs

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Person closely associated with:
Title:
First name: Stefan
Last name(s): Fuchs
Position: Member of the managing body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790406

b) Nature of the transaction
Acquisition

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
32.45 EUR 2206.60 EUR
32.35 EUR 8766.85 EUR
32.30 EUR 3230.00 EUR
32.50 EUR 3607.50 EUR

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
32.3835454 EUR 17810.95 EUR

e) Date of the transaction
2019-08-02; UTC+2

f) Place of the transaction
Name: XETRA
MIC: XETR



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news-2420 Fri, 02 Aug 2019 14:06:46 +0200 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2420-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

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Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

02.08.2019 / 14:06
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1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title:
First name: Anna-Louisa
Last name(s): Fuchs

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Person closely associated with:
Title:
First name: Stefan
Last name(s): Fuchs
Position: Member of the managing body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790406

b) Nature of the transaction
Acquisition

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
32.35 EUR 8087.50 EUR
32.40 EUR 9720.00 EUR

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
32.3772727 EUR 17807.50 EUR

e) Date of the transaction
2019-08-02; UTC+2

f) Place of the transaction
Name: XETRA
MIC: XETR



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news-2418 Thu, 01 Aug 2019 07:00:12 +0200 FUCHS posts slight decrease in sales revenues of 1% and decline in earnings of 19% in the first half of the year - investment initiative will be continued http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2418-fuchs-posts-slight-decrease-in-sales-revenues-of-1-and-decline-in-earnings-of-19-in-the-first/ DGAP-News: FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Half Year Results01.08.2019 / 07:00 The issuer is solely

FUCHS posts slight decrease in sales revenues of 1% and decline in earnings of 19% in the first half of the year - investment initiative will be continued

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FUCHS posts slight decrease in sales revenues of 1% and decline in earnings of 19% in the first half of the year - investment initiative will be continued

"The first half of 2019 was disappointing for FUCHS. After a weak first quarter in Europe and Asia, the decline in sales revenues in the second quarter has now also impacted North and South America, and thus all our key markets. The lower sales revenues combined with the planned cost increase led to an EBIT of 19% below the previous year, which was far below our expectations. Nevertheless, we still achieved a respectable EBIT margin of 12.1% thanks to our extremely solid economic base.

We do not expect the global general economic situation to improve over the remainder of the year. In particular, we no longer anticipate an upturn in the automotive sector, which is important for us. In this context, we are revising our forecast for the current year downward significantly.

FUCHS is reacting carefully to the changed situation and has already taken measures to reduce costs. Wherever possible, we will continue to reduce our expenses with a sense of proportion and for the time being will not further increase our workforce as planned. Despite all these adversities, we continue working on the basis for future growth with determination: the modernization and expansion of our plants will continue as well as our FUCHS 2025 initiative, which engages with the topics culture, strategy and structure," states Stefan Fuchs, Chairman of the Executive Board of FUCHS PETROLUB SE.

- Sales revenues down by 1% at EUR 1,296 million

- Earnings (EBIT) down 19% at EUR 157 million

- Outlook for 2019 adjusted:

- Sales revenues: between -3% and +0% (previously between +2% and +4%)

- EBIT: between -30% and -20% (previously between -8% and -5%)

FUCHS at a glance

EUR million H1 2019 H1 2018 (1) Change %
Sales revenues (2) 1,296 1,311 -1
Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) 799 829 -4
Asia-Pacific 355 369 -4
North and South America 212 199 7
Consolidation -70 -86 -
Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) 157 193 -19
Earnings after tax 112 140 -20
Capital expenditure 76 41 85
Free cash flow before acquisitions 16 85 -81
Earnings per share in EUR      
Ordinary share 0.80 1.00 -20
Preference share 0.81 1.01 -20
Employees as at June 30 5,573 5,287 5
 

(1) Prior-year figures adjusted.
(2) By company location.

Sales revenues and earnings
In the first half of 2019, FUCHS PETROLUB recorded a slight decline
(-1%) in sales revenues to EUR 1,296 million (1,311). In addition to the weak development due to the lack of an upturn in the automotive markets, which is still influencing the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions, the North and South America region was also impacted by decreasing sales revenues in the second quarter.

The income statement for the first six months was dominated by the decline in sales revenues and the planned increase in costs in connection with the growth program. EBIT was down 19% year-on-year at EUR 157 million (193). Earnings after tax declined by 20% to EUR 112 million (140). Earnings per ordinary share thus decreased year-on-year from EUR 1.00 to EUR 0.80, while earnings per preference share fell from EUR 1.01 to EUR 0.81.

At EUR 16 million (85), free cash flow before acquisitions was significantly lower than in the previous year. Reasons for this are among others the reduced earnings and the increased investments in non-current assets of EUR 76 million (41).

Sales revenues and earnings by region
At EUR 799 million (829), sales revenues in the EMEA region were down 4% year-on-year. This was largely attributable to the weakness of the German automotive market and to the declining automotive demand in China, which also led to a downturn of the Chinese business generated out of Germany. The Asia-Pacific region recorded a decline in sales revenues of 4% to EUR 355 million (369). Despite falling sales revenues in the second quarter, North and South America increased its sales revenues in the first half of the year. The region achieved organic growth of 3%. Due to the strong US dollar, the region posted currency effects of +4%. Its sales revenues therefore rose by 7% to EUR 212 million (199).

In all three global regions, EBIT was negatively impacted by the decline in sales revenues and the planned cost increase as a result of the growth program. In EMEA, there was a 21% drop in EBIT to EUR 80 million (101). The Asia-Pacific region's EBIT decreased by 21% to EUR 44 million (56). EBIT in the North and South America region was down by only EUR 1 million year-on-year at EUR 29 million (30).

Outlook
Due to the currently difficult global economic environment and the gloomier prospects for the second half of the year, the outlook for the full year 2019 has been adjusted. FUCHS now anticipates a slight decrease in sales revenues of between -3% and 0% (previously: between +2% and +4%). With regard to EBIT (based on 2018 EBIT including one-off income), the Group expects a decline of between -30% and -20% (previously: between -8% and -5%). Despite more difficult general conditions, the investment program for future growth and efficiency increases of around EUR 180 million will be continued.

Mannheim, August 1, 2019

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Friesenheimer Str. 17
68169 Mannheim, Germany
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104
tina.vogel@fuchs.com

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The following information is available online:
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About FUCHS
The FUCHS Group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialties for virtually all industries and areas of application. Formed in Mannheim in 1931, the Group employs more than 5,000 people worldwide at 58 operating companies. FUCHS is the world's largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales revenues are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

Important note
This press release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, future actual developments and future actual results may differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes in exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this press release and assumes no liability for such.



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FUCHS PETROLUB with decline in sales and earnings in the first half of 2019 - Recovery in the second half of 2019 not visible

FUCHS PETROLUB SE / Key word(s): Half Year Results/Forecast
FUCHS PETROLUB with decline in sales and earnings in the first half of 2019 - Recovery in the second half of 2019 not visible

05-Jul-2019 / 18:41 CET/CEST
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The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


FUCHS PETROLUB with decline in sales and earnings in the first half of 2019 - Recovery in the second half of 2019 not visible

Based on preliminary figures, the FUCHS Group anticipates a decline in sales of -1% to EUR 1.3 billion in the first six month of 2019 and earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) close to 20% below the previous year. The reason for this is the continued global market weakness, particularly in June.

In the forecast for the full year 2019, FUCHS has so far anticipated a recovery in the global economy in the second half of the year and a growth of the automotive industry of 1%. From today's point of view, the expected recovery of the global economy, especially of the automotive industry, is not foreseeable in the second half of the year. This meanwhile affects all markets that are important to us.
For this reason, the Group will not be able to achieve its forecast of sales growth of between +2% and +4% and an EBIT decline of between -8% and -5% for the full year 2019.
An updated outlook for the full year will be published as part of the Half-Year Financial Report 2019 on August 1.

Mannheim, July 5, 2019

Contact:
FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Investor Relations
Thomas Altmann
Tel. +49 621 3802-1105
thomas.altmann@fuchs.com

FUCHS PETROLUB SE
Public Relations
Tina Vogel
Tel. +49 621 3802-1104
tina.vogel@fuchs.com

Important note
This ad hoc release contains statements about future developments that are based on assumptions and estimates by the management of FUCHS PETROLUB SE. Even if the management is of the opinion that these assumptions and estimates are accurate, actual future developments and results can differ significantly from these assumptions and estimates due to a variety of factors. These factors can, for example, include changes in the overall economic climate, changes in procurement prices, changes in exchange rates and interest rates, and changes within the lubricants industry. FUCHS PETROLUB SE provides no guarantee that future developments and the results actually achieved in the future will match the assumptions and estimates set out in this ad hoc release and assumes no liability for such.

 


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news-2414 Wed, 08 May 2019 14:09:58 +0200 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2414-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english


Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

08.05.2019 / 14:09
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title:
First name: Lars-Eric
Last name(s): Reinert

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Position: Member of the administrative or supervisory body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790430

b) Nature of the transaction
Lars-Eric Reinert instructed a bank to buy preference shares of FUCHS PETROLUB SE for an amount of up to EUR 14,800.00 in a market sensitive manner. The acquisition shall be conducted likely until 22 May 2019 and follows the obligation of the members to the supervisory board to invest parts of their variable cash compensation in FUCHS PETROLUB SE preference shares with a holding period of several years.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
not numberable not numberable

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
not numberable not numberable

e) Date of the transaction
2019-05-08; UTC+2

f) Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue



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news-2412 Wed, 08 May 2019 14:04:30 +0200 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2412-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english


Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

08.05.2019 / 14:03
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title:
First name: Ingeborg
Last name(s): Neumann

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Position: Member of the administrative or supervisory body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790430

b) Nature of the transaction
Ingeborg Neumann instructed a bank to buy preference shares of FUCHS PETROLUB SE for an amount of up to EUR 14,800.00 in a market sensitive manner. The acquisition shall be conducted likely until 22 May 2019 and follows the obligation of the members to the supervisory board to invest parts of their variable cash compensation in FUCHS PETROLUB SE preference shares with a holding period of several years.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
not numberable not numberable

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
not numberable not numberable

e) Date of the transaction
2019-05-08; UTC+2

f) Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue



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news-2410 Wed, 08 May 2019 13:59:29 +0200 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2410-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english


Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

08.05.2019 / 13:58
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title: Dr.
First name: Susanne
Last name(s): Fuchs

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Position: Member of the administrative or supervisory body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790430

b) Nature of the transaction
Dr. Susanne Fuchs instructed a bank to buy preference shares of FUCHS PETROLUB SE for an amount of up to EUR 14,800.00 in a market sensitive manner. The acquisition shall be conducted likely until 22 May 2019 and follows the obligation of the members to the supervisory board to invest parts of their variable cash compensation in FUCHS PETROLUB SE preference shares with a holding period of several years.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
not numberable not numberable

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
not numberable not numberable

e) Date of the transaction
2019-05-08; UTC+2

f) Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue



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news-2408 Wed, 08 May 2019 13:52:37 +0200 DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english http://www.zhup3.com/group/press/press-releases/company-business-finances/news-detail/view/2408-dgap-dd-fuchs-petrolub-se-english/ Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

DGAP-DD: FUCHS PETROLUB SE english


Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

08.05.2019 / 13:52
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
Title: Dr.
First name: Erhard
Last name(s): Schipporeit

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status
Position: Member of the administrative or supervisory body

b) Initial notification

3. Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a) Name
FUCHS PETROLUB SE

b) LEI
529900SNF9E1P5ZO4P98 

4. Details of the transaction(s)

a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument, identification code
Type: Share
ISIN: DE0005790430

b) Nature of the transaction
Dr. Erhard Schipporeit instructed a bank to buy preference shares of FUCHS PETROLUB SE for an amount of up to EUR 22,175.00 in a market sensitive manner. The acquisition shall be conducted likely until 22 May 2019 and follows the obligation of the members to the supervisory board to invest parts of their variable cash compensation in FUCHS PETROLUB SE preference shares with a holding period of several years.

c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s) Volume(s)
not numberable not numberable

d) Aggregated information
Price Aggregated volume
not numberable not numberable

e) Date of the transaction
2019-05-08; UTC+2

f) Place of the transaction
Outside a trading venue



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