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Release of an announcement according to Section 21, para. 1 of the WpHG

[the German Securities Trading Act]

2010/02/12

WKN 843002
ISIN DE0008430026

Warren E. Buffett, USA, informed us in accordance with Section 21, para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that his share of the voting rights in our company had exceeded the threshold of 5% on 4 February 2010 and amounted to 5.073% (10,014,200 voting rights) as at this date. Of this, 5.022% (9,914,200 voting rights) is attributable to him in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 of the WpHG. Attributable voting rights are held by the following controlled undertakings each holding (directly or indirectly) 3% or more of the voting rights in our company: Berkshire Hathaway Inc., OBH, Inc. and National Indemnity Company.

At the same time Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Omaha, USA, informed us in accordance with Section 21, para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that its share of the voting rights in our company had exceeded the threshold of 5% on 4 February 2010 and amounted to 5.022% (9,914,200 voting rights) as at this date. This 5.022% (9,914,200 voting rights) is attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 of the WpHG. Attributable voting rights are held by the following controlled undertakings each holding (directly or indirectly) 3% or more of the voting rights in our company: OBH, Inc. and National Indemnity Company.

Furthermore OBH, Inc., Omaha, USA, informed us in accordance with Section 21, para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that its share of the voting rights in our company had exceeded the threshold of 5% on 4 February 2010 and amounted to 5.022% (9,914,200 voting rights) as at this date. This 5.022% (9,914,200 voting rights) is attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 of the WpHG. Attributable voting rights are held by the following controlled undertaking holding (directly or indirectly) 3% or more of the voting rights in our company: National Indemnity Company.

Munich, 12 Feburary 2010

The Board of Management