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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

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Essen/Heidelberg, February 25, 2015. RAG-Stiftung announced the execution of an agreement under which RAG-Stiftung Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH 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 Hesse through its investment company, RAG-Stiftung Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH. 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.

Essen/Rheinböllen, October 7 2014. At the end of September, the RAG-Stiftung acquired 51 percent of the automation specialist HAHN Automation GmbH, which is based in Rheinböllen in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The acquisition was made through the foundation’s investment company, RAG-Stiftung Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH. The share purchase agreement was signed on September 25, and the closing will take place in December. The parties have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. Through this acquisition, the RAG-Stiftung is continuing along the course it announced at the beginning of this year: to increasingly invest in medium-sized companies.