12.02.2008

Release according to § 26 WpHG

JPMorgan Chase & Co. holds 2.86% on GILDEMEISTER
Release according to § 26 WpHG

By letter of 8 February 2008 JPMorgan Chase & Co., 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 5 February 2008 and amounts to 2.86% which corresponds to 1,237,676 shares. 2.853% of these voting rights (1,235,797 shares) are attributed to JP Morgan Chase & Co. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG. Further 0.004% of voting rights (1,879 shares) are attributed to JP Morgan Chase & Co. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 1 WpHG.

By letter of 8 February 2008 JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc., New York, USA, has informed us according to § 21 para 1 WpHG, that their share of voting rights of our company has fallen below threshold of 3% as at 5 February 2008 and amounts to 2.85% (1,235,797 shares). All voting rights are attributed to JP Morgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG.

By letter of 8 February 2008 JPMorgan Asset Management UK Limited, London, Great Britain, has informed us according to § 21 para 1 WpHG, that their share of voting rights of our company has fallen below threshold of 3% as at 5 February 2008 and amounts to 2.84% (1,231,495 shares). All voting rights are attributed to JP Morgan Asset Management UK Limited according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 WpHG.

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