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

[the German Securities Trading Act]

2015/05/05

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 exceeded the threshold of 5% on 27 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 5.17% (8,633,037 voting rights). Thereof 2.36% (3,936,523 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 2.89% (4,824,711 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 exceeded the threshold of 5% on 27 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 5.07% (8,460,303 voting rights). Thereof 2.36% (3,936,523 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 2.79% (4,651,977 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 exceeded the threshold of 5% on 27 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 5.07% (8,460,303 voting rights). Thereof 2.36% (3,936,523 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1, 0.03% (43,998 voting rights) in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 6 and 2.76% (4,608,799 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 exceeded the threshold of 3% on 23 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 3.01% (5,027,541 voting rights). Thereof 0.84% (1,402,369 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 2.17% (3,625,172 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 exceeded the threshold of 3% on 23 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 3.01% (5,027,541 voting rights). Thereof 0.84% (1,402,369 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 2.17% (3,625,172 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 exceeded the threshold of 3% on 23 April 2015 and as of this date totalled 3.01% (5,027,541 voting rights). Thereof 0.84% (1,402,369 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 2.17% (3,625,172 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, 5 May 2015
The Board of Management