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Release of an announcement according to Section 21 WpHG

[German Securities Trading Act]

2009/12/09

WKN 843002
ISIN DE0008430026

BlackRock Financial Management Inc., BlackRock Holdco 2 LLC and BlackRock Inc., each New York, USA, informed us in accordance with Section 21, para. 1 and Section 24 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) as follows:

The share of the voting rights of BlackRock Financial Management Inc., New York, USA, in our company had exceeded the threshold of 3% on 1 December 2009 and as of this date totalled 4.44% (8,772,600 voting rights). These voting rights are attributable in accordance with Section 22, para. 1, sentence 1, item 6 in connection with sentence 2 of the WpHG.

The share of the voting rights of BlackRock Holdco 2 LLC, New York, USA, in our company had exceeded the threshold of 3% on 1 December 2009 and as of this date totalled 4.44% (8,772,600 voting rights). These voting rights are attributable in accordance with Section 22, para. 1, sentence 1, item 6 in connection with sentence 2 of the WpHG.

The share of the voting rights of BlackRock Inc., New York, USA, in our company had exceeded the threshold of 3% on 1 December 2009 and as of this date totalled 4.58% (9,039,588 voting rights). These voting rights are attributable in accordance with Section 22, para. 1, sentence 1, item 6 in connection with sentence 2 of the WpHG.

Munich, 9 December 2009

The Board of Management