Release of an announcement according to Section 21, para. 1 of the WpHG
[the German Securities Trading Act]
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited, London, UK, has informed us according to Section 21, para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) as follows:
The share of the voting rights of BlackRock Group Limited, London, UK, in our company had exceeded the threshold of 3% on 22 October 2014 and as of this date totalled 3.0003% (5,188,732 voting rights). Thereof 2.26% (3,901,704 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 1.11% (1,914,521 voting rights) in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 6 in connection with sentence 2 of the WpHG.
The total amount stated above does not necessarily equal the sum of the detailed attributed holdings. This results from voting rights having multiple attributions within the BlackRock group structure.
Munich, 27 October 2014
The Board of Management