10.04.2013

Release according to sec. 26 WpHG para 1 WpHG

Notification of voting rights according to sec. 25a para 1 WpHG

On 8 April 2013, we received the following information according to sec. 25a para 1 WpHG:

1. Company: GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft, Gildemeisterstraße 60, 33689 Bielefeld, Germany

2. Notifier: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., New York, NY, USA

3. Triggering event: falling below

4. Threshold: 5%

5. Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached: 03.04.2013

6. Total amount of voting rights: 0% (equals: 0 voting rights)

7. Detailed information on the voting rights proportion:

(Financial / other) instruments purs. to sec. 25a WpHG: 0% (equals: 0 voting rights)
thereof held indirectly: 0% (equals: 0 voting rights)

(Financial / other) instruments purs. to sec. 25 WpHG: 4.604%
(equals: 2,769,873 voting rights)
thereof held indirectly: 4.604% (equals: 2,769,873 voting rights)

Voting rights purs. to sec. 21, 22 WpHG: 0.732% (equals: 440,703 voting rights)

GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft
The Executive Board