Bekaert - Half year results 2009

Please find attached a press release concerning the half year results 2009 of Bekaert. Summary: Bekaert: Asia counters global slowdown - strong performance in Asia Pacific - low demand in mature markets - ¤ 40 million margin impact from decreasing steel prices - 7.2% EBIT margin on sales before non-recurring items This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.