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Successful placement of SAF-HOLLAND prime standard bond

Successful placement of SAF-HOLLAND prime standard bond
* Subscription box closed early after just a few hours
* Strong demand from institutional and private investors
* Preliminary start in over-the-counter market trading

Bessenbach, Germany, October 18, 2012 - SAF-HOLLAND S.A., listed on the
SDAX, successfully placed its corporate bond (ISIN DE000A1HA979 / WKN
A1HA97) at a volume of EUR 75 million with substantial over-subscription
just a few hours after the start of the public offer and closed the
subscription ahead of schedule. Even private investors actively took
advantage of the opportunity to subscribe to the prime standard bond using
the XETRA subscription function of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The bond
has an annual coupon rate of 7.000% and will reach maturity in five and a
half years on April 26, 2018. The first interest payment installment will
be April 26, 2013.

The date of issue, delivery and payment of the bond, as well as admission
to trading on the regulated market, has been set for October 31, 2012 as
announced in the securities prospectus. As of October 19, 2012, the bond is
being traded over the counter on a preliminary basis in the Frankfurt Stock
Exchange. The lead manager of the transaction is the IKB Deutsche
Industriebank AG.

With the help of the corporate bond, SAF-HOLLAND is successfully concluding
the reorganization of its financing structure following a successful
capital increase in 2011 and the early renewal of the syndicated loan in
October 2012. The proceeds from the bond emission will be used for
repayment of existing bank loans and additionally for financing further
growth.

'We are very pleased that our bond has been met with such strong interest -
even among private investors. We are able to use the emission to expand our
financing structure with another sensible component in addition to
financing via equity and bank loans, and we are thereby able to push our
growth strategy forward with sufficient flexibility on the long term', said
Wilfried Trepels, CFO of SAF-HOLLAND S.A.

Company profile:
With turnover of approximately EUR 831 million in 2011 and more than 3,000
employees, SAF-HOLLAND Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers
and suppliers of premium product systems and components primarily for
trailers as well as trucks, buses and recreational vehicles. The product
range encompasses trailer axle systems and suspension systems, coupling
devices, kingpins, and landing legs among other things. SAF-HOLLAND sells
its products on six continents to Original Equipment Manufacturers ('OEM')
in the replacement parts market and, in the aftermarket business, to the
OEM's Original Equipment Suppliers ('OES'), as well as by means of a global
service and distribution network. SAF-HOLLAND also sells its products to
end users and service centers using this network. SAF-HOLLAND has
established itself as one of the few manufacturers in its sector that is
internationally positioned with an extensive product range and a broad
service network. SAF-HOLLAND S.A. has been listed in the Prime Standard of
the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since July 2007 and has been in the SDAX since
December 2010.

Legal notice
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell securities in the
United States, in the United Kingdom, in Northern Ireland, in Switzerland
or other jurisdictions in which an offer is subject to a legal constraint.
The securities named in this press release may only be sold or offered for
sale in the United States of America once they have been registered in
accordance with the provisions of the US Securities Act of 1933 (the
'Securities Act'), as amended, or are exempt from registration. Subject to
certain conditions in accordance with the Securities Act the securities
named in this press release may not be sold or offered for sale in the
United States of America, the United Kingdom, in Northern Ireland, in
Switzerland or sold or otherwise transferred to persons who reside in the
United States of America, the United Kingdom, in Northern Ireland, in
Switzerland or in other jurisdictions in which an offer is subject to a
legal constraint. No registration of the offering or sales of the
securities named in this press release take place in accordance with the
provisions of the Securities Act or the individual legal requirements in
Australia, Canada and Japan. There is no public offering of such securities
in the United States of America. This press release is exclusively for
informational purposes and does not constitute an offer to sell or purchase
securities.

A securities prospectus with the complete securities terms and conditions
will be deposited with the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier
des Großherzogtums Luxembourg ('CSSF'). The CSSF takes on no responsibility
regarding the economic and financial robustness of the securities or for
the creditworthiness of the issuer. The acquisition of the securities can
and should take place exclusively on the basis of the information contained
in the above mentioned securities prospectus. The securities prospectus is
available for free at SAF-HOLLAND S.A., c/o SAF-HOLLAND GmbH, Hauptstraße
26; 63856 Bessenbach and is available on the website of the issuer
www.safholland-anleihe.de.

Contact:
SAF-HOLLAND GmbH
Claudia Hoellen
Hauptstraße 26
63856 Bessenbach

Phone +49 6095 301-617
claudia.hoellensafholland.de

End of Corporate News


Michael Schickling
Director Investor Relations / Corporate Communications
Tel. +49 (0)6095 301 617

SAF-HOLLAND SE
Hauptstraße 26
D-63856 Bessenbach
Deutschland