Friday, 10. August 2012 Registered shares increase attractiveness of R. STAHL share

R. STAHL AG changes to registered shares

Waldenburg, August 2012 - As the shareholders at this year's Annual General Meeting on 25 May 2012 voted with great majority (91.12%) for a conversion from bearer shares to registered shares, the company's 6.44 million no-par shares will be traded as registered shares for the first time as of 20 August 2012 at the stock exchanges. From that date on, the new ISIN DE000A1PHBB5 (up to now: DE0007257727) and the new WKN A1PHBB (up to now: 725772) will apply.

Conversion to registered shares requires a share register in which the shareholders of R. STAHL AG will be entered with their name and first name, date of birth, address and the number of shares they own. Entry in the share register is important for the individual shareholder as only he/she is regarded as the company's shareholder and thus entitled to participate at the Annual General Meeting and to exercise a voting right.

Legal position of the shareholders that are recorded in the share register will not be impaired by the conversion to registered shares: Their share in the company remains unchanged as well as the rights that are associated with their shares. Furthermore, the right of the shareholders to sell their shares will also not be restricted or hampered.

Conversion to registered shares will be done at no charge for the shareholders and offers numerous advantages. For example, a more direct communication will become possible and registration for the Annual General Meeting will become easier. Within the next few days, shareholders will be informed by their depositary banks about the coming conversion and the initial registration in the share register.

Information on R. STAHL -
R. STAHL is one of the world's leading suppliers of electrical and electronic products and systems for explosion protection. These products and systems prevent explosions in hazardous areas and thus contribute to the safety of man, machine and environment. The spectrum ranges from tasks like switching/distributing, installing, operating/monitoring, lighting and signalling/alarming up to automating. Typical customers are the growth industries like the oil & gas industry, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry and the food industry. The share in the market for marine equipment continuously increases. In 2011, more than 1,500 employees generated sales of € 243 million world-wide.
R. STAHL AG is listed on the stock exchange.

If you have any questions please contact:

Communications / Investor Relations
Kerstin Wolf
Am Bahnhof 30
74638 Waldenburg (Württ. )

Phone: 07942.943-4300
fax: 07942.943-40 4300