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

We use cookies on our websites to improve your experience as an internet user, and to optimise our online services. They comprise cookies that are required for technical purposes, and without which the website functionality could not be guaranteed. We also employ cookies to carry out statistical evaluations of the reach of our websites. These evaluations are anonymised. You can find further information on the cookies we use, and ways to object to the use of cookies for statistical evaluations, in our cookie guidelines.