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

[the German Securities Trading Act]

2015/09/29

WKN 843002
ISIN DE0008430026
(Warren Buffett)

We received the following notifications pursuant to sec. 21, para. 1 WpHG:

Notification I:

The share of the voting rights of Warren Buffett, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 10% on 28 September 2015 and as of this date totalled 9.71% (16,198,137 voting rights). Thereof 9.65% (16,098,137 voting rights) are attributable to him in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 of the WpHG. Attributable voting rights are held by the following controlled undertakings each holding 3% or more of the voting rights in our company: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and National Indemnity Company.

Notification II:

The share of the voting rights of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Omaha, NE, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 10% on 28 September 2015 and as of this date totalled 9.65% (16,098,137 voting rights). Thereof 9.65% (16,098,137 voting rights) are attributable to it in accordance with Section 22, para. 1 sentence 1 item 1 of the WpHG. Attributable voting rights are held by the following controlled undertaking holding 3% or more of the voting rights in our company: National Indemnity Company.

Notification III:

The share of the voting rights of National Indemnity Company, Omaha, NE, USA, in our company had fallen below the threshold of 10% on 28 September 2015 and as of this date totalled 9.65% (16,098,137 voting rights).


Munich, 29 September 2015
The Board of Management