May 9, 2012
3:46 PM

Notification concerning transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities pursuant to section 15a of the WpHG, transmitted by euro adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement.

EANS-DD: K+S Aktiengesellschaft / Notification concerning transactions by persons performing managerial responsibilities pursuant to section 15a of the WpHG

Details of the person subject to the disclosure requirement:
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Person, triggering the disclosure:
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Name: Dr. Thomas Nöcker (natural person)

Reason for the disclosure requirement:
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Reason: Person performing managerial responsibilities
Position: Member of a managing body

Details of the transaction:
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Transaction:
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Description of financial instrument: Namensaktie ohne Nennwert
ISIN: DE000KSAG888
Type of transaction: purchase
Date: 09.05.2012
Currency: Euro
Price: 36.66160
No of items: 4000
Total amount traded: 146,646.40000
Place: XETRA
Explanation: Further inquiry note:
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Kai Kirchhoff
Telefon: +49(0)561-9301-1885
E-Mail: kai.kirchhoff@k-plus-s.com

Issuer subject to the publication requirement:
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end of announcement                               euro adhoc 
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issuer: K+S Aktiengesellschaft, Bertha-von-Suttner-Straße  7, D-34131 Kassel
phone: +49 (0)561 9301-1460
FAX: +49 (0)561 9301-2425
mail: christian.herrmann@k-plus-s.com
WWW: http://www.k-plus-s.com
sector: Chemicals
ISIN: DE000KSAG888
indexes: DAX, Midcap Market Index, CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: regulated dealing: Hannover, Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt
language: English

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