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

[the German Securities Trading Act]

2015/07/20

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 Holdco 4 LLC, Wilmington, DE, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 3% on 15 July 2015 and as of this date totalled 2.99% (4,995,569 voting rights). Thereof 0.73% (1,213,513 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 2.27% (3,782,056 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 6 LLC, Wilmington, DE, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 3% on 15 July 2015 and as of this date totalled 2.99% (4,995,569 voting rights). Thereof 0.73% (1,213,513 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 2.27% (3,782,056 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 Delaware Holdings Inc., Wilmington, DE, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 3% on 15 July 2015 and as of this date totalled 2.99% (4,995,569 voting rights).
Thereof 0.73% (1,213,513 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 and 2.27% (3,782,056 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, 20 July 2015
The Board of Management

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