Release of an announcement according to Section 25, para. 1 of the WpHG

[the German Securities Trading Act]


WKN 843002
ISIN DE0008430026

National Indemnity Company, Omaha, USA, informed us in accordance with Section 25, para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that on 26 January 2010 it directly or indirectly held financial instruments that granted it the right to subscribe to shares in our company which bear 1.945% of the voting rights (3,840,000 voting rights). Furthermore, it informs us that in addition it holds directly or indirectly 3.081% (6,082,286 voting rights) pursuant to Section 21 para. 1 in connection with Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 of the WpHG. Therefore, by way of aggregation it would have held 5.026% of the voting rights (9,922,286 voting rights). As per this date, it would have thus exceeded the threshold of 5% of the voting rights in our company. The exercise date of the financial instruments is: 11 March 2010.

Munich, 3 Feburary 2010

The Board of Management

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