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PRESS RELEASE: The Carlyle Group puts share placement in KAP AG on hold due to current capital markets environment

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The Carlyle Group puts share placement in KAP AG on hold due to current
capital markets environment

2019-06-19 / 22:00
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

*The Carlyle Group puts share placement in KAP AG on hold due to current
capital markets environment*

*London, June 19, 2019 -* Global investment firm The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ:
CG) has today announced its decision not to place shares of KAP AG (IUR:
Frankfurt) at the moment due to the current capital markets environment.

The Carlyle Group had previously announced its intention to place shares of
KAP AG via an equity capital markets transaction.

Headquartered in Fulda, Germany, KAP is an industrial group. Structured
across five segments, it has a broad market presence as well as a global
sales and manufacturing footprint.


*About KAP AG*
KAP AG is a mid-sized industrial group with approximately 3,000 employees.
KAP specialises in engineered products, flexible films, it/services, surface
technologies and precision components, developing innovative industrial
products and technological solutions for international companies from trade
and industry. Thanks to KAP's long-term business strategy, KAP has been able
to occupy numerous attractive market niches with sustainable growth
potential. KAP's focus within these is on developing high-margin industrial
segments into highly specialized, market-leading product lines. As a
reliable partner in the context of succession planning, KAP also acquired
attractively positioned medium-sized companies with a view to strengthening
its existing segments or developing new ones.

*About The Carlyle Group *
The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep
industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business
segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and
Investment Solutions. With $222 billion of assets under management as of
March 31, 2019, Carlyle's purpose is to invest wisely and create value on
behalf of our investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we
live and invest. The Carlyle Group employs more than 1,725 people in 33
offices across six continents.

*Important notices *
This publication constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to
buy securities.

This document may not be published, distributed or transmitted in the United
States, Canada, Australia or Japan. This document does not constitute an
offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase
securities (the "Securities") of KAP AG (the "Company") in the United
States, Germany or any other jurisdiction. The Securities of the Company may
not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an
exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as
amended (the "Securities Act"). The Securities of the Company have not been,
and will not be, registered under the Securities Act. Any sale in the United
States of the securities mentioned in this communication will be made solely
to "qualified institutional buyers" as defined in, and in reliance on, Rule
144A under the Securities Act.

In the United Kingdom, this document is only being distributed to and is
only directed at persons who (i) are investment professionals falling within
Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial
Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order"), or (ii) are persons falling
within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies,
unincorporated associations, etc.) (all such persons together being referred
to as "Relevant Persons"). This document is directed only at Relevant
Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not
Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this
document relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged
in only with Relevant Persons.

Web: www.carlyle.com [1]
Videos: http://www.youtube.com/onecarlyle [2]
Tweets: http://www.twitter.com/onecarlyle [3]
Podcasts: http://www.carlyle.com/about-carlyle/market-commentary [4]


*The Carlyle Group contacts:*

Catherine Armstrong
Tel: +44 (0) 207 894 1632

Katharina Gebsattel
Tel: +49 172 718 68 57

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June 19, 2019 16:00 ET ( 20:00 GMT)

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