09.04.2013

Release according to sec. 26 para. 1 WpHG BlackRock holds 3.06% of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft

By letter of 8 April 2013 BlackRock, Inc., New York (NY) has informed us according to sec. 21 para. 1 WpHG, that their share of voting rights of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft, Gildemeisterstraße 60, 33689 Bielefeld, Germany, has exceeded the threshold of 3% as at 4 April 2013 and amounts to 3.06% (1,839,355 shares). Of these voting rights 3.06% (1,839,355 voting rights) are to be attributed to them pursuant to sec. 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG.

By letter of 8 April 2013 BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc., Wilmington (DE), USA, has informed us according to sec. 21 para. 1 WpHG, that their share of voting rights of our company has exceeded the threshold of 3% as at 4 April 2013 and amounts to 3.05% (1,838,050 shares). Of these voting rights 3.05% (1,838,050 shares) are to be attributed to them pursuant to sec. 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG.

By letter of 8 April 2013 BlackRock Financial Management, Inc., New York (NY), USA has informed us according to sec. 21 para. 1 WpHG, that their share of voting rights of our company has exceeded the threshold of 3% as at 4 April 2013 and amounts to 3.05% (1,838,050 shares). Of these voting rights 3.05% (1,838,050 voting rights) are to be attributed to them pursuant to sec. 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG.

GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft
The Executive Board