Press release | 2013-03-01 | 15:45 PM

Vattenfall is investigating the possible sale of stake in German power plant Lippendorf

Vattenfall is investigating the possibility of divesting its share of CHP Lippendorf south of Leipzig in Germany. No decision has yet been taken, and Germany continues to be a core market for Vattenfall.

After the successful strategic divestments of non-core market assets of the last recent years (parts of Vattenfall’s business in Belgium, Poland and Finland) Vattenfall currently investigates the potential sale of its share, 50 per cent, block Lippendorf R, in the lignite power plant Lippendorf in Saxony, Germany.  

Moreover, it is important to point out that Germany continues to be a core market for Vattenfall and the integrated lignite mining and generation activities in Lausitz will continue to be an important part of Vattenfall’s generation portfolio.  

Vattenfall continues with these decisions to deliver on its strategic direction announced in 2010. Amongst others, the greater focus on profitability and value creation and the reduction of CO2 exposure to 65 million tonnes by 2020 are the main pillars of the strategic direction. A potential sale of our Danish thermal assets and our lignite block Lippendorf R in Germany could contribute significantly to achieve this target.  

Vattenfall discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act.

For further information, please contact:
Stefan Müller, Head of Media and Public Relations Germany, +49 175 265 46 62    

From Vattenfall’s Press Office, telephone: +46 8 739 50 10  

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