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

[the German Securities Trading Act]

2010/03/25

WKN 843002
ISIN DE0008430026

Warren E. Buffett, USA, informed us in accordance with Section 25, para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that on 11 March 2010 due to the exercise of all financial instruments which bear 1.945% of the voting rights (3,840,000 voting rights), he no longer held, directly or indirectly, any financial instruments that grant him the right to subscribe to shares in our company and would thus have fallen below the threshold of 5% of the voting rights if he had held shares instead of those financial instruments. Accordingly, as per this date he held directly or indirectly 7.988% of the voting rights (15,767,900 voting rights) pursuant to Section 21 para. 1 in connection with Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 of the WpHG.

At the same time Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Omaha, USA, informed us in accordance with Section 25, para. 1 of the WpHG that on 11 March 2010 due to the exercise of all financial instruments which bear 1.945% of the voting rights (3,840,000 voting rights), it no longer held, directly or indirectly, any financial instruments that grant it the right to subscribe to shares in our company and would thus have fallen below the threshold of 5% of the voting rights if it had held shares instead of those financial instruments. Accordingly, as per this date it held directly or indirectly 7.937% of the voting rights (15,667,900 voting rights) pursuant to Section 21 para. 1 in connection with Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 of the WpHG.

Furthermore OBH Inc., Omaha, USA, informed us in accordance with Section 25, para. 1 of the WpHG that on 11 March 2010 due to the exercise of all financial instruments which bear 1.945% of the voting rights (3,840,000 voting rights), it no longer held, directly or indirectly, any financial instruments that grant it the right to subscribe to shares in our company and would thus have fallen below the threshold of 5% of the voting rights if it had held shares instead of those financial instruments. Accordingly, as per this date it held directly or indirectly 7.937% of the voting rights (15,667,900 voting rights) pursuant to Section 21 para. 1 in connection with Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 of the WpHG.

Furthermore National Indemnity Company, Omaha, USA, informed us in accordance with Section 25, para. 1 of the WpHG that on 11 March 2010 due to the exercise of all financial instruments which bear 1.945% of the voting rights (3,840,000 voting rights), it no longer held, directly or indirectly, any financial instruments that grant it the right to subscribe to shares in our company and would thus have fallen below the threshold of 5% of the voting rights if it had held shares instead of those financial instruments. Accordingly, as per this date it held directly or indirectly 7.348% of the voting rights (14,504,866 voting rights) pursuant to Section 21 para. 1 in connection with Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 of the WpHG.

Munich, 25 March 2010

The Board of Management

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