Fresenius Medical Care Announces Upgraded Corporate Credit Rating by Standard & Poor’s

February 27, 2012


Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA (“the company” or “Fresenius Medical Care”), the world’s largest provider of dialysis products and services, today announced that Standard & Poor’s has upgraded the corporate credit rating of Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA to ‘BB+’ from ‘BB’. In addition, the agency also raised the ratings of Fresenius Medical Care’s various unsecured senior notes to ‘BB+’ from ‘BB’. The agency affirmed the ‘BBB-‘ issue rating on Fresenius Medical Care’s senior secured credit facilities. A stable outlook has been assigned to all ratings.

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Fresenius Medical Care is the world's largest integrated provider of products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis because of chronic kidney failure, a condition that affects more than 2.1 million individuals worldwide. Through its network of 2,898 dialysis clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, Fresenius Medical Care provides dialysis treatment to 233,156 patients around the globe. Fresenius Medical Care is also the world's leading provider of dialysis products such as hemodialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposable products.

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This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements due to certain factors, including changes in business, economic and competitive conditions, regulatory reforms, foreign exchange rate fluctuations, uncertainties in litigation or investigative proceedings, and the availability of financing. These and other risks and uncertainties are detailed in Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA does not undertake any responsibility to update the forward-looking statements in this release.
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