SOURCE: Orascom Construction Inds, S.A.E.

May 28, 2013 02:06 ET

Sonatrach and OCI Reach Commercial Agreement

Cairo--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) -

 Algiers, Algeria / 27 May, 2013 3:30 PM

Sonatrach and OCI Reach Commercial Agreement on Sorfert Algerie

Sonatrach and OCI N.V. announced today they have reached an agreement
on the commercial and economic terms related to Sorfert Algerie
(Sorfert), a 2 million metric ton per year (mtpa) Greenfield nitrogen
fertilizer complex jointly owned by the parties.

Sonatrach and OCI have signed an amendment to the Shareholders'
Agreement agreeing on mutually beneficial arrangements, which will
allow for the earliest possible start of production and commercial
activities of the company.

Abdelhamid Zerguine, President Director General of Sonatrach,
commented: "We congratulate both companies on this important
achievement in the fertilizer industry, which reflects the will and
commitment of both parties to work together to develop their joint
investment in Algeria."

Nassef Sawiris, Chief Executive Officer of OCI N.V. commented: "Having
reached a milestone agreement that creates value for Sorfert's
shareholders, we look forward to continuing our successful long-term
partnership with Sonatrach and to working closely on future joint
investments."

For additional information contact:

Investor Relations         For additional information on OCI N.V.:
Department:
                            www.ocinv.nl 

                           Mijnweg 1,
Omar Darwazah
Email:                     6167 AC Geleen,
 odarwazah@orascomci.co.uk   The Netherlands

                           OCI N.V. stock symbols: OCI / OCI.NA /
                           OCI.AS / OCINY
Erika Wakid
Email:
 ewakid@orascomci.co.uk 

Hassan Badrawi
Director

Tel: +202 2461 1036/0727/
0917

Fax: +202 2461 9409












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