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DGAP-Ad-hoc: VTG Aktiengesellschaft: VTG enters U.S. rail car leasing business

VTG Aktiengesellschaft / Acquisition

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Hamburg, December 11, 2007 – VTG Aktiengesellschaft, Hamburg, is going to acquire Texas Railcar Leasing Company (TRLX) located in the United States. A purchase agreement has been signed with the owner of the family business based in McAllen, Texas. In acquiring TRLX, VTG enters the North American rail freight market. The transaction is planned to close in early 2008. VTG will integrate the new U.S. activities into its Wagon Hire division.
In fiscal 2006, TRLX with its five employees and a fleet of about 1,000 wagons earned in excess of 4.0 million U.S. dollars in revenues. The company, located in the world’s largest railway logistics market, has a broad customer base focused on long-term relationships in such industries as chemicals, energy and the construction sector.

Felix Zander
Head of Investor Relations
Telephone: +49 (0) 40 2354 1351
Fax: +49 (0) 40 2354 1350

Simone Aulert
Head of Communications and Marketing
Telephone: +49 (0) 40 2354 1343
Fax: +49 (0) 40 2354 1340

11.12.2007  Financial News transmitted by DGAP

Language:     English
Issuer:       VTG Aktiengesellschaft
              Nagelsweg 34
              20097 Hamburg
Phone:        040 2354 0
Fax:          040 2354 1199
ISIN:         DE000VTG9999
WKN:          VTG999
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart  
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