07.01.2008

Release according to § 26 WpHG

Financière de l’Echiquier holds 2.9638% / UBS holds 1.85%

Announcement of a notification of Financière de l’Echiquier
By letter of 4 January 2008 Financière de l’Echiquier, Paris, France 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 28 November 2007 and amounts to 2.9638%, which corresponds to 1,283,400 shares.

Announcement of a notification of UBS AG
By letter of 3 January 2008 UBS, Zurich, Swiss, 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 24 December 2007 and amounts to 1.85% (802,546 shares).

GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft
The Executive Board