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Owner Hellenic Fertilizers and Chemicals ELFE SA

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Location Thessaloniki Plant
Background Phosphoric Fertilizers Industry S.A. (PFI) was founded in 1961 by the Commercial Bank Group and began operating in 1965 at Nea Karvali in Kavala.
A historical milestone in the corporate evolution of  PFI was undoubtedly the year 2000, when the two most important fertilizer manufacturers in the country -Phosphoric Fertilizers Industry S.A. and Chemical Industries of Northern Greece S.A.- merged and today form one of  the largest chemical companies in Greece.
The company's production structure comprises two large plants, one at Nea Karvali in Kavala and the other in Thessaloniki.
September 2009, PFI SA was acquired by ELFE SA, a company controlled by a private equity fund.

Formerly: Phosphoric Fertilizers Industry S.A.
Website www.elfegroup.eu
Plant Plant No. 1 Plant No. 2
Coordinates* 40° 41' 9" N, 22° 52' 43" E 40° 41' 8" N, 22° 52' 42" E
Type of Plant Sulphur Burning Sulphur Burning
Gas Source Elemental Sulphur Elemental Sulphur
Plant Capacity 390 MTPD 675 MTPD
SA/DA - -
Status Shutdown Shutdown
Year Built - -
Technology - -
Contractor - -
Remarks - -

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General The Thessaloniki plant has the following production facilities with the respective annual capacities:  
1.    Sulfuric acid, (two facilities) 385.000 metric tons.  
2.    Oleum (fuming sulfuric acid), 13.000 metric tons.  
3.    Dilute phosphoric acid, 110.000 metric tons.  
4.    Concentrated phosphoric acid, 40.000 metric tons.  
5.    Compound NP and NPK fertilizers, 500.000 metric tons.  
6.    Water-soluble fertilizers, 5.000 metric tons.  
7.    Nitric acid, (two facilities) 140.000 metric tons.  
8.    Concentrated nitric acid, 6.000 metric tons.  
9.    Ammonium nitrate and nitrogenous fertilizers, 200.000 metric tons.  
10.  Anhydrous hydrofluoric acid, 7.500 metric tons.  
11.  Hydrochlorofluorocarbons and substitutes, 10.000 metric tons.  
12.  Aluminum sulfate, 20.000 metric tons.  
13.  Water processing additives, 3.000 metric tons.  
14.  Calcium phosphate, 60.000 metric tons.  
15.  Ammonia Terminal, with a capacity of 15.000 metric tons in the area of Kalochori, Thessaloniki.  
16.  Facilities for storage, packing, palletizing, internal distribution and loading onto trains and trucks of fertilizers and chemical products.
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News September 15, 2009 - Phosphoric Fertilizers Industry (“PFI”) announced today that its shareholders, including Emporiki Bank, National Bank of Greece, Alpha Bank and DEPA, signed a share purchase agreement for the sale of the total issued share capital of PFI to a company controlled by Lamda Partners.  Lamda Partners By way of this agreement, Lamda Partners aims to continue and further develop the production and commercial activities of PFI, which has a leading position in the fertilizer sector within the Greek market, while it exports a great part of its production to the international market.  Mr. Lavrentis Lavrentiadis made the following statement on behalf of Lamda Partners: “We are very proud that the investments of Lamda Partners begin with the investment in PFI. Based on the strategic importance of the installation in Kavala, we will have many opportunities to further develop its business activities, utilising the great experience and commitment of PFI’s personell, on which company’s development has been based up to now. PFI is committed to maintain the employment positions and production operations in Kavala. Lamda Partners would further invest in the company’s production facilities to the benefit of its customers, employees and Kavala’s local community”.  Rothschild and Norton Rose have acted as advisers to the sellers, Emporiki and NBG, while RBS, Skadden and Bernitsas law offices have acted as advisers to the buyer.  Phosphoric Fertilizers Industry is a market leading producer of fertilizers in Greece and in 2008 it had a turnover of €231.5 million. The production facility in Kavala produces a broad range of specialized fertilizers for all types of farming.   Lamda Partners is a private equity fund whose business policy focuses on investing in equity securities of leading companies in South-eastern Europe.

MTPD - Metric Tonne per Day           STPD - Short Ton per Day
MTPA - Metric Tonne per Annum      STPA - Short Ton per Annum
SA - Single Absorption
DA - Double Absorption

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