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

[the German Securities Trading Act]

2010/10/19

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 10% on 11 October 2010 and amounted to 10.028% (18,899,700 voting rights) as at this date. Of this, 9.975% (18,799,700 voting rights) were attributable to him in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 of the WpHG. On 12 October 2010, the share of voting rights of Mr. Warren E. Buffett in our company amounted to 10.244% (19,306,100 voting rights). Of this, 10,191% (19,206,100 voting rights) were 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 LLC 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 10% on 12 October 2010 and amounted to 10.191% (19,206,100 voting rights) as at this date. This 10.191% (19,206,100 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 LLC and National Indemnity Company.

Furthermore OBH LLC, 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 10% on 12 October 2010 and amounted to 10.191% (19,206,100 voting rights) as at this date. This 10.191% (19,206,100 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.

Furthermore National Indemnity Company, 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 10% on 12 October 2010 and amounted to 10.191% (19,206,100 voting rights) as at this date.

Munich, 19 October 2010

The Board of Management

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