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11. September 2008

NEW OWNERSHIP OF DISA

Mid Europa Partners ("MEP") completed the acquisition

On 4 September 2008, Mid Europa Partners ("MEP") completed the acquisition of DISA.  This begins the next phase of our company’s evolution and represents a transformational event within our industry.

The new owner of DISA, Mid Europa Partners, invests in businesses based in or with significant exposure to Central & Eastern Europe. The investment team operates from offices in Budapest, London and Warsaw. Their current portfolio companies include an important metal surface preparation company, Wheelabrator Group.

Zbigniew Rekusz from Mid Europa Partners says: "We are excited about this new opportunity and welcome DISA into our portfolio of companies. With our financial resources and industry expertise we are well placed to support the management in their plans to further grow the business."

With the new owners of DISA and their portfolio company Wheelabrator, the transaction will create a combined company active in the metal surface preparation and moulding industries, with more than 2,700 employees around the globe and a turnover exceeding EUR 400 million.

The joint company will offer a wider product portfolio and better value to the combined customer base.

Herlev, 5 September, 2008

Kent Arentoft
CEO

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