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3M (Schweiz) AG launches a Public Tender Offer

December 2010

6 December 2010 – 3M (Schweiz) AG launches a Public Tender Offer for all publicly held shares in Winterthur Technologie AG

On 6 December 2010, 3M (Schweiz) AG, a subsidiary of 3M Company (Minnesota, USA), has pre-announced a public tender offer for all publicly held shares in Win-terthur Technologie AG. The proposed transaction has an aggregate value of ap-proximately USD 448 million. Winterthur is a leading global supplier of precision grinding technology serving customers in the growing area of precision applica-tions in industrial, automotive, aircraft, and cutting tools and is listed at SIX Swiss Exchange. The offer prospectus for the public tender offer is expected to be published on 22 December 2010.

Bär & Karrer acts as Swiss legal advisor to 3M. The Bär & Karrer team includes Rolf Watter, Dieter Dubs and Charlotte Wieser.

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