09.12.2012

Release according to § 26 WpHG BlackRock holds 2.995% of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft

By letter of 6 December 2012 BlackRock, Inc., New York (NY) 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 30 November 2012 and amounts to 2.995% (1,802,176 shares). These voting rights are to be assigned to the company in line with § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG.

By letter of 6 December 2012 BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc., Wilmington (DE), USA, has informed us according to § 21 para 1 WpHG, that their share of voting rights of our company has fallen below the threshold of 3% as at 30 November 2012 and amounts to 2.99% (1,801,212 shares). These voting rights are to be assigned to the company in line with § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG.

By letter of 6 December 2012 BlackRock Financial Management, Inc., New York (NY), USA has informed us according to § 21 para 1 WpHG, that their share of voting rights of our company has fallen below the threshold of 3% as at 30 November 2012 and amounts to 2.99% (1,801,212 shares). These voting rights are to be assigned to the company in line with § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG.

GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft
The Executive Board