Form 6-K

                             Washington, D.C. 20549

                            Report of Foreign Issuer
                      Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
                       the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the month of: March 2003

                          SGL CARBON Aktiengesellschaft

                              (Name of registrant)

                               Rheingaustrasse 182
                                 65203 Wiesbaden

                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:

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                  Yes                                    No   X
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                                 Exhibit Index

1.   Press Release issued March 13, 2003 regarding Fiscal Year 2002 financial

                                   EXHIBIT 1

                     SGL Carbon: Fiscal Year 2002

    WIESBADEN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 13, 2003--SGL Carbon:

    --  Net debt reduced by EUR100 million to EUR427 million

    --  Free cash flow up by EUR135 million

    --  Weak global economy affects sales revenue by 10% to 1,112
        million EUR

    --  Profit from operations affected by inventory
        reduction/devaluation, provisions and restructuring/job cuts

    The weakness of the global economy affected both sales revenue and
earnings at the SGL Carbon Group in fiscal year 2002.
    The economic developments led to a reluctance to invest among key
customer industries such as the chemical sector, mechanical and plant
engineering, as well as the electronics and semiconductor industries.
At EUR1.1 billion, SGL Carbon's consolidated sales revenue was down
10% year-on-year (2001: EUR1.2 billion).

    Financial Targets for 2002 Exceeded

    SGL Carbon clearly exceeded its 2002 financial targets, which were
published at the beginning of 2002 as part of its "five-point program
to increase enterprise value". Net debt was reduced by EUR100 million
last year to EUR427 million, significantly beating the original target
of a reduction of at least 5% to below EUR500 million. The Company
increased its free cash flow by EUR135 million - more than twice the
EUR60 million increase targeted as part of the five-point program.
Working capital was reduced by 30% from EUR549 million in 2001 to
EUR385 million in 2002, compared with a targeted reduction of 5%.
Capital expenditures fell from EUR96 million to EUR54 million (plan:
EUR55 million).

    Profit from Operations Affected by Specific Factors

    Before costs relating to antitrust proceedings and restructuring
expenses, the Company's profit from operations amounted to EUR29
million (previous year: EUR59 million). Due to the economic
environment, the focus on reducing working capital and strengthening
cash flow, provisions and restructuring expenses, the Company recorded
a consolidated loss from operations of EUR-2 million (previous year:
EUR-17 million). This is due to the following factors:

    --  In December 2002, the European Commission imposed a EUR28
        million fine on SGL Carbon. This was the result of the
        investigations of graphite companies for anti-competitive
        behavior in graphite specialties between 1992 and 1997, which
        have been ongoing since 1997 as previously reported. SGL
        Carbon does not believe this fine to be justified and will
        file an appeal against the decision with the European Court.
        In order to cover any possible risks, the Company has
        increased its existing provisions by EUR22 million as a
        precautionary measure.

    --  In the course of the restructuring program for CG and GS in
        North America, which was announced at the end of 2001, SGL
        Carbon identified and promptly implemented further
        cost-cutting measures in 2002. Restructuring measures in the
        European CP and GS businesses that were implemented ahead of
        schedule led to 287 additional jobs being cut. This had a
        negative effect on profit from operations of approximately
        EUR8 million in 2002.

    Other factors which influenced profit from operations were:

    --  In addition to the drop in sales revenue due to the economic
        situation in the established Graphite Specialities (GS) and
        Corrosion Protection (CP) businesses in particular, and the
        decline in the price of graphite electrodes at Carbon and
        Graphite (CG), two factors affected profit from operations:
        firstly, the planned reduction in inventory levels at CG and
        GS resulted in a further decrease in capacity utilization and
        hence to lower coverage of fixed costs. This affected earnings
        by approximately EUR18 million. Secondly, the restructuring
        measures at CG led to a significant reduction in costs. This
        resulted in a non-cash valuation adjustment being made to
        inventories at the end of the year, affecting earnings by EUR6
        million, however, reducing the costs of the inventory for

    Successful Restructuring at Carbon and Graphite and Graphite

    The restructuring and cost-cutting program designed to reorganize
and further improve the efficiency of SGL Carbon's graphite business
is developing better than expected. Specialization at the CG
production sites is well underway. US feedstock production in the GS
Business was also consolidated further. The cost savings achieved as a
result of the restructuring program in 2002 amount to EUR30 million,
EUR8 million more than planned. The Company anticipates that further
cost savings will be made in the coming year.

    Carbon and Graphite: Results Affected by Price Pressure And

    At EUR551 million, CG sales revenue in 2002 was down 11% on the
previous year. In Q1 in particular, the downturn in the steel
production in Japan and North America and inventory reduction in
Europe had an effect. Although the steel industry recovered in the
course of the year, this was not enough to make up for the slump at
the beginning of 2002. Sales volumes of graphite electrodes fell by 2%
to 173,000 tonnes. The average price of graphite electrodes dropped by
16% to EUR2,248 per tonne in the reporting period. This development
was mainly due to existing overcapacity.
    Profit from operations fell to EUR52 million in 2002 (previous
year: EUR79 million). Lower production costs from the restructuring
program led to the EUR6 million charge mentioned above as a result of
the valuation adjustment of inventory at the end of the year. In
addition, the reduction in inventory levels to improve cash flow and
the lower cost coverage due to the decline in sales revenue affected
the profit from operations by an additional EUR6 million.

    Graphite Specialties: Results Affected by Inventory Reductions and
Falling Demand

    The ongoing economic weakness in the semiconductor, chemicals and
mechanical and plant engineering sectors - its key customer industries
- resulted in a 15% drop in GS sales revenue to EUR196 million in
2002. In addition to weak sales revenue, the planned reduction in
inventory levels and the associated underutilization/high overheads
affected earnings by EUR12 million. At EUR2 million, profit from
operations before restructuring measures was down EUR20 million
year-on-year. Cost savings of around EUR7 million from the
restructuring program were unable to offset these negative effects.
The additional restructuring measures in Europe brought forward to the
year under review, which were mentioned above, resulted in 91 job cuts
and impacted earnings by EUR5 million.

    Corrosion Protection: Economic Downturn Leads to Low Capacity

    CP sales revenue fell by 10% to EUR212 million in 2002. This was
mainly caused by the reluctance of key customer industries to invest,
an overall drop in maintenance and repair expenditures, and the
postponements of orders by customers in the chemical, energy and
environmental sectors. This development led SGL Carbon to bring
forward additional structural adjustments originally planned for the
coming years to fiscal year 2002. These restructuring measures
involved a total of 196 job cuts at CP, in particular at the two
German sites in Siershahn and Bornum and in Houston (USA), as well as
at various other sites. The costs involved in this process amounted to
around EUR4 million in the year under review. At EUR5 million, profit
from operations before restructuring expenses was down on last year's
level (EUR13 million).

    SGL Technologies: Loss Reduction Exceeds Expectations

    In 2002, sales revenue for SGL Technologies rose by 11% to EUR150
million. The Defense business of the Company's US subsidiary, HITCO,
developed particularly encouragingly: sales revenue increased by 15%.
Sales volumes of oxidized carbon fibers for the aircraft industry and
composites for the automotive industry also increased significantly.
With a loss from operations of EUR-12 million, losses were lower than
expected in 2002. SGL Technologies' goal for 2002 was to halve the
loss of EUR-34 million recorded in 2001. The start-up costs incurred
in the commencement of full-scale production of carbon-ceramic brake
discs, underutilization of the Company's fiber facilities and expenses
relating to the further development of fuel cell components and
Defense businesses also affected results. However, SGL Technologies
was able to substantially reduce the losses incurred in these areas
during 2002.

    Headcount Down 10%

    As of the end of 2002, SGL Carbon employed a total of 7,360
people, 837 (10%) fewer than at the previous year end. This is mainly
due to the implementation of restructuring measures. At 6,551, the
number of people employed in the established CG, GS and CP businesses
as of December 31, 2002 was 884 lower than in the previous year (2001:
7,435). As a result of the transfer of the Foils business from GS to
SGL Technologies, the headcount there rose by 52 to 757 employees
(December 31, 2001: 705).

    Total Assets, Debt and Equity

    Total assets declined year-on-year by EUR209 million to EUR1,286
million, of which EUR89 million was due to exchange rate effects.
Noncurrent assets declined by EUR84 million, of which EUR50 million
was due to exchange rate translation and EUR28 million to depreciation
in excess of investments. SGL Carbon substantially reduced its working
capital requirements. The 30% drop to EUR385 million (previous year:
EUR549 million) is mainly due to the targeted reduction of inventories
(EUR-106 million) as well as to a drop in receivables (EUR-54
million). The reduction in receivables was partially due to additional
sales of receivables, which rose by EUR30 million to EUR41 million
year-on-year. SGL Carbon's gearing - the ratio of net debt to equity -
rose slightly to 2.2 (previous year: 2.1). Equity fell from EUR255
million to EUR196 million, primarily as a result of currency effects
as well as costs relating to antitrust proceedings and restructuring
expenses. Thus, the equity ratio dropped to 15% (previous year: 17%).

    Capital Expenditures Down by More Than Half in 2002

    Following the high level of investments in recent years,
investments in property, plant and equipment were cut by 55% to EUR41
million in 2002, EUR30 million lower than depreciation. 55% of these
investments were attributable to CG, 15% to GS, 6% to CP and 22% to
SGL T. Investments in property, plant and equipment were primarily for
replacement and maintenance purposes. As planned, investments at SGL T
fell substantially following the conclusion of the comprehensive
investment program undertaken in recent years.

    Outlook for 2003

    SGL Carbon does not expect the global economy to recover
significantly in 2003. With the exception of a few Asian economies,
there are no discernible economic growth stimuli identified this year.
There may possibly be a general rise in investment demand in SGL
Carbon's customer industries - chemical and semiconductor technology.
In the steel industry, the Company is forecasting steady demand for
the year as a whole. This also applies to the cathode business for the
aluminum industry. Given SGL's particular situation, the Group expects
results to improve significantly year-on-year. The main reasons for
this are the lower cost base as a result of the measures implemented
in 2002, continued restructuring, higher graphite electrode prices and
a further substantial improvement in the result at SGL T.
    (The complete annual report 2002 is available online at:

    Important Notice:

    This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined
in the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. It
contains forward-looking statements and information relating to sales
and earnings figures, based on currently available information. Actual
future results and trends could differ materially from those set forth
in such statements due to various factors. Such factors include
unforeseeable alterations in electric steel production, the
possibility of changing economic and competitive conditions, changes
in currency rates, technological developments, unanticipated
developments relating to recently acquired businesses and Group
companies, unforeseen difficulties relating to the investigations by
the European antitrust authorities and to the now completed
investigation by the Canadian and U.S. antitrust authorities and the
civil actions related to these investigations and other risks and
uncertainties, including those detailed in the Company's filings with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. SGL CARBON does not
intend to update these forward-looking statements, and does not assume
any obligation to do so.

  SGL CARBON GROUP financial highlights
  (EUR million, except per share amounts)

                                                         Fiscal Year
                                                         2002    2001

Sales revenue                                         1,112.3 1,233.3
Profit from operations before
 amortization and depreciation
 (EBITDA) (1)                                           109.8   145.5
Profit from operations before costs
 relating to antitrust proceedings
 and restructuring                                       28.6    58.7
Costs relating to antitrust
 proceedings                                            -22.0   -35.0
Restructuring expenses                                   -8.3   -41.0
Loss from operations after costs
 relating to antitrust proceedings
 and restructuring                                       -1.7   -17.3
Loss before tax                                         -27.2   -65.8
Income tax benefit/expense                                3.6   -29.2
Net loss for the period                                 -23.6   -95.2
Earnings per share                                      -1.08   -4.42

                                                    Dec. 31, Dec. 31,
                                                      2002     2001

Total assets                                       1,286.4  1,495.0
Equity                                               196.3    255.2
Net financial liabilities                              427      527
Gearing                                                2.2      2.1
Equity ratio (%)                                      15.3     17.1

    (1) Before costs relating to antitrust proceedings and

    CONTACT: SGL Carbon Group
             Stefan Wortmann, +49 (0) 6 11 60 29 105;
             Fax: +49 (0) 6 11 60 29 101;
             Mobile +49 (0) 170 540 2667;


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                   SGL CARBON Aktiengesellschaft

Date: March 13, 2003         By:   /s/ Robert J. Kohler
                                   Name:    Robert J. Koehler
                                   Title:   Chairman of the Board of Management

                                   By:      /s/ Dr. Bruno Toniolo
                                   Name:    Dr. Bruno Toniolo
                                   Title:   Member of the Board of Management