12.08.2008

Release according to § 26 WpHG

Goldman Sachs holds 2.67% on GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft
Release according to § 26 WpHG

By letter of 12 August 2008 the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., New York, USA, has informed us according to § 21 para 1 WpHG, that their share of voting rights of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft, Gildemeisterstraße 60, 33689 Bielefeld, Germany, has fallen below the threshold of 3% as at 7 August 2008 and amounts to 2.67% (1,157,250 shares). All mentioned voting rights are attributed to the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 1 WpHG.

GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft
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