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Merger Notification - Announcement according to § 10 Cartel Act

Gerflor S.A.S.; DLW-Group

BWB/Z-3811 06.02.2018

On 06.02.2018 the following merger was notified at the Federal Competition Authority:

Planed merger:

Gerflor S.A. S (Villeurbanne, France) intends to indirectly acquire the production facility, related assets in Delmenhorst (Germany), production equipment (spare parts and individual parts of a production line) at DLW group's site in Bietigheim-Bissingen (Germany) and all shares in DLW Flooring Denmark A/S and DLW Switzerland AG from DLW Flooring GmbH (Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany), DLW Property GmbH (Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany) and DLW Licensing GmbH (Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany).

The intended concentration concerns the production of flooring systems based on linoleum.

Industry sector:  Other manufacturing

Deadline for bringing in an application pursuant to § 11(1) Cartel Act will end on 06.03.2018.

Entrepreneurs whose legal or economic interests are affected by the merger can bring in a written statement at the Federal Competition Authority or the Federal Cartel Prosecutor within 14 days from publication date.

Note: The intervening party has no right to a certain treatment of the statement and will not gain a party position.

Non-prohibition of the merger
The Federal Competition Authority and the Federal Cartel Prosecutor have waived their right to apply for examination of the merger by the Cartel Court before the deadline. The standstill obligation (§ 17(1) Cartel Act) ends with effect from 24.02.2018 .