4-Year Convertible Bond Fully Converted

July 06,2009 Basel, St. Helier, Jersey Great Britain

A wholly-owned company of Lonza Group Ltd, Basel, announces the full conversion of its 4-year CHF 430 million convertible bond, issued in July 2005. The bond was converted into Lonza Group Ltd shares at a conversion price of CHF 91.67 per share.

The successful conversion of the bond raises the financial flexibility of Lonza and further improves the balance sheet.

 

About Lonza

Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and life science industries. Its products and services span its customers’ needs from research to final product manufacture. Lonza is the global leader in the production and support of active pharmaceutical ingredients both chemically as well as biotechnologically. Bio-pharmaceuticals are one of the key growth drivers of the pharmaceutical and biotech-nology industries. Lonza has strong capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids, and niche bioproducts which play an important role in the development of novel medicines and healthcare products. Lonza is a leader in cell-based research, en-dotoxin detection, and cell therapy manufacturing. Lonza is also a leading provider of value chemical and biotech ingredients to the nutrition, hygiene, preservation, agro, and personal care markets.

Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. In 2008, Lonza had sales of CHF 2.937 billion. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.

 

For further Information

Lonza Group Ltd
Head Corporate Communications
Michael Frizberg
Tel +41 61 316 8624
Fax +41 61 316 9624
michael.frizberg@lonza.com

Lonza Group Ltd
Media Relations
Dominik Werner
Tel +41 61 316 8798
Fax +41 61 316 9798
dominik.werner@lonza.com

Lonza Group Ltd
Investor Relations
Alexandre Pasini
Tel +41 61 316 8835
Fax +41 61 316 9835
alexandre.pasini@lonza.com

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