COMPO GmbH to be sold to Kingenta

11.04.2016

Münster, April 1st 2016 - COMPO EXPERT, leading producer of special fertilizers and biostimulants for professional use, takes notice that there will be a change of ownership at COMPO GmbH, a supplier of branded goods for home and garden consumer use, as announced on April 1st", 2016.

While having common roots, COMPO EXPERT and COMPO GmbH have been two separate legal
entities already as of October, 1st 2012. For the time being, both companies remained under the same ownership until May 2015, when COMPO EXPERT was acquired by XIO Group, a global
alternative investments firm.

Now, in April 2016, the owner of COMPO GmbH announced to sell the business to Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group. Going forward, both companies will therefore operate separately in its core markets and under separate ownership.

For a transitional period until January 31, 2019, both companies will continue to use the famous COMPO flower logo. While COMPO GmbH as a brand is focusing on consumer markets for home and garden, COMPO EXPERT as a brand produces and markets special fertilizers and biostimulants for professional use. ln China, the COMPO EXPERT brand is complemented exclusively by the well-established Chinese brand 'Kang Pu'.

COMPO EXPERT will continue to serve its customers in the professional use market by providing high quality products and technical support with full dedication. Rapid progress is being made in establishing COMPO EXPERT's independent presence. ln the last business year, the company generated a revenue growth of around 10 percent.

About COMPO EXPERT

COMPO EXPERT, headquartered in Münster, Germany, is an international company with locations in Europe, North and South America, Asia and South Africa. It produces and markets special fertilizers and biostimulants for all areas of cultivation. COMPO EXPERT offers a broad range of high-quality, innovative special fertilizers for professional users. Its product range encompasses innovative slow-release fertilizers, special mineral fertilizers, coated fertilizers, nutrient salts, liquid fertilizers, trace nutrients, soil improvers, and plant care products. With this range, COMPO Expert GmbH holds a leading market position in Europe. ln 2015, COMPO EXPERT was acquired by XIO Group, a global alternative investments firm. It currently employs around 500 people.

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