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2015-08-27

Sika AG: SIKA OPENS FOURTH PRODUCTION SITE IN RUSSIA

Sika AG / SIKA OPENS FOURTH PRODUCTION SITE IN RUSSIA. Processed and
transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions. The issuer is solely
responsible for the content of this announcement.
Sika is continuing to increase its production capacity in Russia through new
and expansion investments. In Volgograd, in southern Russia, a mortar factory
and a plant to produce concrete admixtures are being opened. At the existing
site in Lobnya, 30 km north of Moscow, a new production facility, which will
manufacture polymers for concrete admixtures, is coming on stream. The
investments are aimed at strengthening Sika's position as a market leader in
Russia for concrete admixtures.

Over the past three years Sika has increased sales considerably in its target
markets in Russia, thus growing faster than the market as a whole. In order
to cope with high demand and further increase its market share, Sika is
investing in expanding its production capacity in Russia, where it already
has three plants in St. Petersburg, Rzhev and Lobnya.

Local production instead of imports

The existing plants will supply the north-west of the country and central
Russia, while the plant in Volgograd will supply product technology to the
construction industry in southern Russia. As a result, transport times and
costs for customers will be optimized.
Paul Schuler, Sika Regional Manager EMEA: "Despite cautious forecasts for
2015, Sika is confident that there is long-term potential in Russia's
infrastructure and industrial construction sectors. The new production
facilities will contribute greatly to improving our cost structure in Russia,
as transport costs and import duties will be eliminated. This means that Sika
is very well positioned to consolidate its long-term market leadership, in
particular for concrete admixtures, and to gain further market share."

CONTACT

Dominik Slappnig
Corporate Communications&
Investor Relations
+41 58 436 68 21
slappnig.dominik@ch.sika.comSIKA CORPORATE PROFILE

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the
development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing,
damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and the motor
vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 91 countries around the world and
manufactures in over 160 factories. Its approximately 17,000 employees
generated annual sales of CHF 5.6 billion in 2014.

The media release can be downloaded from the following link:

Media Release
http://hugin.info/100359/R/1947772/707322.pdf

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