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

[the German Securities Trading Act]

2015/04/10

WKN 843002
ISIN DE0008430026
(BlackRock)

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited, London has informed us according to Section 21, para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) as follows:

Notification I:

The share of the voting rights of BlackRock International Holdings Inc., Wilmington, DE, USA, in our company had exceeded the threshold of 3% on 8 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 3.004% (5,194,377 voting rights). Thereof 1.96% (3,396,623 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1, 0.01% (11,232 voting rights) in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 2 in connection with sentence 2 of the WpHG and 1.39% (2,412,207 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.

Notification II:

The share of the voting rights of BR Jersey International Holdings L.P., St. Helier, Jersey, Jersey, in our company had exceeded the threshold of 3% on 8 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 3.004% (5,194,377 voting rights). Thereof 1.96% (3,396,623 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1, 0.01% (11,232 voting rights) in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 2 in connection with sentence 2 of the WpHG and 1.39% (2,412,207 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, 10 April 2015
The Board of Management

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