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Access to and use of this website are subject to the following conditions. Please do not use this website unless you agree with these conditions. This website has been developed by SGL CARBON SE (hereinafter referred to as SGL Group) and is administered by the same. We reserve the right to discontinue or make partial or complete modifications to this website or to the General Conditions of Use, our General Terms and Conditions, and our General Terms and Conditions of Sale and Delivery. Please note that we may make such changes at our own discretion and without prior announcement. We must therefore ask you, next time you visit this website, to view the conditions again and to note any changes or amendments that may have been made.

Surrender of use and benefit
All information, documents, and illustrations published on this website are the sole property of SGL Group. Any permission to use the same is granted on the proviso that the relevant copyright note is displayed on all copies, that such information is only used for personal purposes, that it is not exploited commercially nor modified in any way, and that all illustrations gained from the website are only used in conjunction with the accompanying text.

SGL is entitled to discontinue operation of this website in whole or in part at any time. Having regard to the nature of the internet and of computer systems, SGL Group cannot guarantee uninterrupted availability of this website.

Inusing this website, the user may not:

  • Harm other persons, in particular minors, or infringe their personal rights;
  • Breach public morality in his/her manner of use;
  • Violate intellectual property rights or any otherproperty rights;
  • Upload any contents containing a virus, so-called Trojan horse or any other programs that could damage software;
  • Transmit, store or upload hyperlinks or contents to which the user is not entitled, in particular in cases where such hyperlinks or contents are in breach of confidentiality obligations or unlawful;
  • Distribute advertising or unsolicited e-mails (so-called "spam") or inaccurate warnings of viruses, defects or similar material or solicit or request participation in any lottery, snowball system, chain letter, pyramid game or similar activity.

SGL Group may block access to this website at any time, particularly if the user breaches /his/her obligations as defined in these conditions.

Ownership and usage rights
SGL Carbon SE, based in Wiesbaden (Germany) is the owner of this website and all its contents. The entire contents of this website are legally protected in Germany, the United States, and other countries throughout the world in respect ofcopyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, images, logos and other intellectual or sundry property rights.At the place from where the user accesses this website, he/she is responsible for upholding local laws governing copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, and their use. Reproduction, sale or commercial use of parts of this website or the use of materials accessible through this website require the express prior written permission of SGL Carbon SE. The use of this website is voluntary and by making it available or providing the opportunity for access, no license rights are granted. SGL Carbon SE reserves all rights to the contents of the website.

Copyright 1998-2013 SGL CARBON SE. All rights reserved. The text, images, graphics, sound files, animation files, video files and their arrangement on SGL Group internet sites are all subject to copyright and other intellectual property protection. These objects may not be copied for commercial use or distribution, nor may they be modified or reposted to other sites without express written permission. Some SGL Carbon internet sites also contain images that are subject to the copyrights of their internet service providers.

Unless otherwise specified, all trademarks, logos, brand names, and product names on the internet pages of SGL Group are the property of SGL Carbon SE, particularly product names and corporate logos.

Limited liability
SGL Group has compiled the detailed information provided on this website from internal and external sources to the best of its knowledge and belief, using professional diligence. We endeavor to expand and update this range of information on an ongoing basis. The information on this website is purely for the purpose of presenting SGL Group and its products and services. However, no representation is made or warranty given, either expressly or tacitly, for the completeness or correctness of the information on this website.If information is provided free of charge, then any liability for material and legal defects of the information, particularly for its correctness, freedom from errors, freedom from third-party copyrights and proprietary rights, completeness and/or usability – except for intentional wrongdoing or malicious intent – is excluded.

In particular, we must ask you to be aware that this information may no longer be up to date. We therefore recommend that you check any information you obtain from this website prior to using it in whatever form. Advice given on this website does not exempt you from conducting your own checks on our latest advice - particularly our safety datasheets and technical specifications - and on our products, with a view to their suitability for the intended processes and purposes. The required product properties should therefore be specifically agreed at the time of purchase.

Users of this website declare that they agree to access the website and its content at their own risk. Neither SGL Group nor third parties involved in the writing, production or transmission of this website can be held liable for damage or injury resulting from access or the impossibility of access or from the use or impossibility of use of this website or from the fact that you have relied on information given on this website.

Although SGL Group makes every effort to keep this website virus-free, SGL Group cannot guarantee freedom from viruses. Before downloading information, the user shall ensure, for his/her own protection and to prevent virus infection on this website, that appropriate security mechanisms and virus scanners are in place.

The above does not imply any change in the burden of proof to the disadvantage of the user.

Websites of third-party vendors/links
This website contains links/references to third-party websites. By providing such links, SGL Carbon does not give its approval to their contents. Neither does SGL Carbon accept any responsibility for the availability or the contents of such websites or any liability for damage or injury resulting from the use of such contents, of whatever form. Links to other websites are provided to website users merely for the sake of convenience. Users access such websites at their own risk.

To use our Webcast Service you have to register by stating your name and your e-mail adress. For this purpose, we kindly ask you to fill in the registration form truthfully.

The disclosed data will be used exclusively for our internal Investor Relations Management. The data will not be transferred to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so. By acknowledging this data protection statement you agree to the collection, processing, use and storage of your transmitted data as described above. Your data will not be stored longer than necessary.

You are entitled to revoke your consent to SGL Group with effect for the future at any time by using this e-mail address:

International users
This website is checked, operated and updated by SGL Group at Wiesbaden, Germany. It is intended for international use. However, SGL Group gives no guarantee that the details presented on this website are correct worldwide, and, in particular, that products and services will be available with the same appearance, in the same sizes or on the same conditions throughout the world. Should you visit this website or download contents, please note that it is your own responsibility to ensure that you act in compliance with local legislation applicable in that place.

Products mentioned on this website may come in different packaging, in different package sizes, or with different lettering or markings, depending on the country.

In the USA the business of SGL Group is conducted by SGL Carbon LLC. Customers in the USA are requested to address this entity.

Compliance with export control regulations
If the user transfers information provided by SGL Group to a third party, the user shall comply with all applicable national and international (re-) export control regulations. In any event of such transfer, the user shall comply with the (re-) export control regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany, the European Union, and the United States of America. In particular, before any such transfer, the user shall check and through suitable measures ensure that

  • by such transfer to third parties or by the provision of other economic resources in connection with information provided by SGL Group,he/she does not infringe an embargo imposed by the European Union, the United States of America, and/or the United Nations and also takes into account any domestic business restrictions and prohibitions on by-passing those embargos;
  • such information provided by SGL Group is not intended for use in connection with armaments, nuclear technology or weapons that are prohibited or subject to authorization, unless any required authorization is provided;
  • the regulations of all applicable sanctioned party lists of the European Union and the United States of America concerning trading with entities, persons or organizations listed therein are taken into account.

The user shall fully indemnify SGL Group against all claims by enforcement authorities or other third partiesarising out of non-compliancewith the above export control regulations by the user and the user shall undertake to compensate SGL Group for all losses and expenses resulting thereof, unless such non-compliance was not caused by fault of the user. This provision does not imply a reversal of the burden of proof.

Applicable law and jurisdiction
Any legal claims or lawsuits in conjunction with this website or its use are subject to the interpretation of the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, except for the provisions of international private law, the Hague Convention relating to a Uniform Law on the International Sale of Goods of July 1, 1964, and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods of April 11, 1980.

The place of jurisdiction is Wiesbaden if the user is a merchant as defined in the German Commercial code (Handelsgesetzbuch).

Forward-Looking Statements
This internet site contains forward-looking statements. These statements use words like “believes,” “assumes,” “expects” or similar formulations. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of our company and those either expressed or implied by these statements.

These factors include, among other things:

  • downturns in the business cycle of the industries in which we compete;
  • new regulations, or changes to existing regulations, that increase our operating costs or otherwise reduce our profitability;
  • increases in the prices of our raw materials, especially if we are unable to pass these costs on to customers;
  • loss or reduction of patent protection for our products;
  • liabilities, especially those incurred as a result of environmental laws or product liability litigation;
  • fluctuations in international currency exchange rates as well as changes in the general economic climate;
  • other factors identified on this internet site.

These factors include those discussed in our public reports filed with the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (including our Form 20-F). In view of these uncertainties, we caution readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. We assume no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.