Release of an announcement according to Section 21 WpHG

[German Securities Trading Act]

2009/11/30

WKN 843002
ISIN DE0008430026

AXA Investment Managers Deutschland GmbH, Frankfurt, on behalf of AXA S.A., Paris, France, and on behalf of AXA Financial, Inc., AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC, AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, Equitable Holdings LLC, as well as on behalf of AllianceBernstein Corporation and AllianceBernstein L.P., each New York, USA, informed us in accordance with Section 21, para. 1, Section 22 para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) as follows:

The share of the voting rights of AllianceBernstein L.P., New York, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 3% on 23 November 2009 and as of this date totalled 2.52% (4,982,702 voting rights). These voting rights are attributable in accordance with Section 22, para. 1, sentence 1, item 6 of the WpHG.

The share of the voting rights of AllianceBernstein Corporation, New York, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 3% on 23 November 2009 and totalled 2.52% (4,982,702 voting rights). These voting rights are attributable in accordance with Section 22, para. 1, sentence 1, item 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 of the WpHG.

The share of the voting rights of Equitable Holdings LLC , New York, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 3% on 23 November 2009 and totalled 2.52% (4,982,702 voting rights). These voting rights are attributable in accordance with Section 22, para. 1, sentence 1, item 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 of the WpHG.

The share of the voting rights of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company, New York, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 3% on 23 November 2009 and totalled 2.52% (4,982,702 voting rights). These voting rights are attributable in accordance with Section 22, para. 1, sentence 1, item 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 of the WpHG.

The share of the voting rights of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC former AXA Financial Services, LLC, New York, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 3% on 23 November 2009 and totalled 2.52% (4,982,702 voting rights). These voting rights are attributable in accordance with Section 22, para. 1, sentence 1, item 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 of the WpHG.

The share of the voting rights of AXA Financial, Inc., New York, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 3% on 23 November 2009 and totalled 2.52% (4,982,702 voting rights). These voting rights are attributable in accordance with Section 22, para. 1, sentence 1, item 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 of the WpHG.

The share of the voting rights of AXA S.A., Paris, France, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 3% on 23 November 2009 and as of this date totalled 2.766% (5,460,275 voting rights). Thereof 2.765% (5,458,025 voting rights) in accordance with Section 22, para. 1, sentence 1, item 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 of the WpHG and 0.001% (2,250 voting rights) in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 of the WpHG are attributable to AXA S.A.

Munich, 30 November 2009

The Board of Management

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