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Henkel Takes Top Spot Among DAX-listed Companies

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Henkel Takes Top Spot Among DAX-listed Companies

Press release date: June 23, 2006

Investor Relations Award for Financial Communications Düsseldorf/Frankfurt, Germany, June 23, 2006 - At the 2006 Investor Relations Awards organized by the German business magazine Capital, Henkel came first in the category of DAX-listed companies. The consumer goods and technologies company improved its standing by one further position compared to the previous year. Lothar Steinebach, Executive Vice President Finance of Henkel KGaA, accepted the award at the ceremony held in Frankfurt on June 21. Commenting on the prize, Steinebach said: "This award demonstrates that our pro-active and transparent financial communications enjoy significant confidence within the capital market. We regard it as both welcome recognition and an incentive to carry on improving. We will continue to further improve our Investor Relations activities." Organized by Capital and the DVFA - the German Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management - this annual ranking of the work carried out by the investor relations departments of listed corporations has been a regular feature since 1997. Henkel has continually improved its standing in recent years, reaching ninth in 2003 and then moving up from fourth in 2004 to second in 2005. The criteria upon which the award is based are transparency, continuity, target group orientation and financial reporting quality. "Henkel - A Brand like a Friend." Henkel is a leader with brands and technologies that make people's lives easier, better and more beautiful. Henkel, a Fortune Global 500 company, operates in three strategic business areas - Home Care, Personal Care, and Adhesives, Sealants and Surface Treatment. In fiscal 2005 Henkel generated sales of 11.974 billion euros. More than 50,000 employees work for Henkel worldwide. People in approximately 125 countries around the world trust in brands and technologies from Henkel. Contact: Henkel KGaA Ernst Primosch Tel. +49 211 797 - 3533 Fax: +49 211 798 - 9205 Lars Witteck Tel. +49 211 797 - 2606 Fax: +49 211 798 - 9208


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