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HPI AG: appoints HSBC Trinkaus as Designated Sponsor

Munich, 02 April 2013: The HPI AG Hoechst Procurement Intl. (TSX: A0JCY3) listed in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange has appointed the HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG to perform the Designated Sponsor functions for the company.

HSBC Trinkaus is part of HSBC, which has approx. 270,000 employees and 6,600 offices in over 80 countries, and is also one of the largest banking groups in the world. As designated sponsor HSBC Trinkaus specifies binding purchase and sell prices in the XETRA trading system for the continuous trading of the stock. In addition, HSBC Trinkaus will be assisting HPI AG in networking with national and international investors.