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The RAG-Stiftung, which was founded in 2007, is a foundation which is ensuring that the RAG Corporation can discontinue subsidized coal mining in a socially acceptable manner by the end of 2018. Beginning in 2019, the RAG-Stiftung will finance RAG’s perpetual mine management obligations related to coal mining. The foundation will finance these obligations through the sale of shares in Evonik Industries AG, through the income from its holdings, and through the income from its diversified financial assets. The RAG-Stiftung also aims to promote the Ruhr and Saar regions by supporting educational, scientific, and cultural measures related to coal mining. more

Annual report 2014


Essen/London, 5 October 2015. The RAG-Stiftung has invested in the British engineering consultancy Pell Frischmann through its investment firm, RAG-Stiftung Investment Company. The closing of the contract took place on 30 September 2015. The investment company bought 85 per cent of the shares of Pell Frischmann, which were previously owned by Dr. Wilem Frischmann and Sudhu S. Prabhu. The parties to the transaction have agreed not to disclose any information about the purchase price. The remaining 15 per cent of the shares are held by the brothers Ashu and Tushar Prabhu.

Essen/Heidelberg, February 25, 2015. RAG-Stiftung announced the execution of an agreement under which RAG-Stiftung Investment Company acquired 100 precent of Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH, a leader in design, development, and manufacturing of laser and maskless lithography systems. The agreement was concluded last January, for an undisclosed amount.

Essen/Büdingen, November 21, 2014. At the end of 2014, the RAG-Stiftung will acquire 100 percent of the infrastructure specialist RÖDER Zeltsysteme und Service AG in Hessen through its investment company, RAG-Stiftung Investment Company. The majority of shares in the RÖDER Group were previously owned by the Swiss company Zurmont Madison. The parties have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.