Release of an announcement according to Section 21, para. 1 of the WpHG
[the German Securities Trading Act]
The People's Bank of China / SAFE, Beijing, China, on behalf of the People's Republic of China informed us in accordance with Section 21, para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) as follows:
The share of the voting rights of the People's Republic of China in our company had exceeded the threshold of 3% on 5 August 2011 and amounted to 3.04% (5,450,911 voting rights) as per this date. Thereof 3.04% (5,450,911 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 of the WpHG and are held by People's Bank of China / State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), which is a controlled undertaking holding 3% or more of the voting rights in our company.
Munich, 8 September 2011
The Board of Management