H&R WASAG AG is now called H&R AG
Salzbergen, 1st August 2011. At the H&R WASAG AG Annual Shareholders' Meeting in May 2011, the shareholders resolved to change the name H&R WASAG AG to H&R AG. The initials 'WASAG' stand for 'Westfälisch Anhaltinische Sprengstoff Aktien Gesellschaft' (Westphalian Anhaltian Explosives Corporation). The Group suspended its explosives operations back in 2007. H&R stands for Hansen and Rosenthal. The Hansen & Rosenthal Group, which holds a majority interest in H&R AG, began as a trading firm selling petroleum jelly products and grew to become a global producer of crude oil-based products, such as paraffins, plasticisers and white oils, with 25 locations, represented on every continent.
The name change has been entered in the commercial register of Osnabrück and is effective immediately. As part of the renaming, the company is adopting a new logo and its stock market symbol WAS is being replaced by 2HR.
The next scheduled dates:
12th August 2011 Publication of the 2nd quarterly report for 2011
14th November 2011 Publication of the 3rd quarterly report for 2011
H&R AG, Investor Relations / Communications, Christian Pokropp
Neuenkirchener Straße 8, 48499 Salzbergen, Germany
Phone: 0049 (0)40-43218-321, Fax: 0049 (0)40-43218-390
The SDAX-listed company H&R AG is active in the fields of development and manufacture of chemical-pharmaceutical specialty products based on crude oil, and in the production of precision plastic parts.
Forward-looking statements and forecasts:
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based upon current estimates and forecasts of the executive board as well as information that are available to the executive board at this point in time. They are not to be taken as guarantees of future developments and results. The future developments and results are much more dependent upon many factors. They contain various risks and uncertainties and are based upon assumptions that may prove to be inaccurate. We assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this report.