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

[the German Securities Trading Act]

2015/04/28

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 Inc., Wilmington, DE, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 5% on 21 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 4.85% (8,394,011 voting rights). Thereof 2.36% (4,077,129 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 2.63% (4,543,653 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 BlackRock Holdco 2 Inc., Wilmington, DE, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 5% on 21 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 4.75% (8,216,247 voting rights). Thereof 2.36% (4,077,129 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 2.52% (4,365,889 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 III:

The share of the voting rights of BlackRock Financial Management Inc., Wilmington, DE, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 5% on 21 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 4.75% (8,216,247 voting rights). Thereof 2.36% (4,077,129 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1, 0.02% (40,679 voting rights) in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 6 and 2.50% (4,325,874 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 IV:

The share of the voting rights of BlackRock Holdco 4 LLC, Wilmington, DE, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 3% on 21 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 2.97% (5,138,654 voting rights). Thereof 0.87% (1,503,224 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 2.10% (3,635,430 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 V:

The share of the voting rights of BlackRock Holdco 6 LLC, Wilmington, DE, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 3% on 21 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 2.97% (5,138,654 voting rights). Thereof 0.87% (1,503,224 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 2.10% (3,635,430 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 VI:

The share of the voting rights of BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc., Wilmington, DE, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 3% on 21 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 2.97% (5,138,654 voting rights). Thereof 0.87% (1,503,224 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 2.10% (3,635,430 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 April 2015
The Board of Management

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