Press Release

Basel, 30 October 2006

Price increases due to increasing raw material and energy costs

Basel, October 30, 2006 Due to drastically increasing raw material costs for all products groups, in addition to further increases of energy costs, Jungbunzlauer is forced to announce a price adjustment for all product groups, including citric acid, trisodium citrate, xanthan gum, gluconates as well as special salts and specialties.

Even though Jungbunzlauer is constantly striving to improve the efficiency of production and processes, cost hikes of this magnitude can not be compensated by efficiency improvement programs fully. The price adjustment will take immediate effect or as contractual obligations permit.