16.07.2007

Release according to § 26 WpHG Correction of the release published on 5 March 2007

JPMorgan Chase holds 4.99% / Union Investment Luxembourg holds 2.97%

By letter of 13 July 2007 JPMorgan Chase & Co., New York, USA, has informed us according to § 21 para 1 WpHG about the following correction of their notification sent on 2 March 2007: As at 27 February 2007 their share of voting rights of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft, Gildemeisterstraße 60, 33689 Bielefeld, Germany, exceeded the threshold of 3% and amounted to 3.51% (1,519,443 shares). 3.25% of these voting rights (1,408,847 shares) had been attributed to JPMorgan Chase & Co. via its subsidiary JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG. Further 0.26% of voting rights (110,596 shares) had been attributed to JPMorgan Chase & Co. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 1 WpHG. 

By letter of 2 March 2007, 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 exceeded the 3% threshold on 27 February 2007 and amounted to 3.25% (1,408,847 shares). These voting rights had been totally attributed to JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. via its subsidiary JP Morgan Asset Management UK Limited according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG.

Further notifications of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its subsidiaries

By letter of 13 July 2007, JPMorgan Chase & Co. has informed us according to § 21 para 1 WpHG that their share of voting rights of our company exceeded with 5.03% (2,177,788 shares) the threshold of 5% as at 4 July 2007. 5.00% of these voting rights (2,165,813 shares) had been attributed to JPMorgan Chase & Co. via its subsidiary JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG. Further 0.03% of voting rights (15,975 shares) had been attributed to JPMorgan Chase & Co. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 1 WpHG. 

By letter of 9 July 2007, JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc., New York, USA, has informed us according to § 21 para 1 WpHG that as at 4 July 2007 their share of voting rights of our company had reached the threshold of 5% (2,165,813 shares) and amounted to 5.00%. According to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG these voting rights had been attributed to JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. 

Furthermore JPMorgan Chase & Co. has informed us by letter of 13 July 2007 according to § 21 para 1 WpHG that their share of voting rights of our company has fallen below the threshold of 5% as at 10 July 2007 and now amounts to 4.99%, which corresponds to 2,162,572 shares. 4.95% of these voting rights (2,146,797 shares) are attributed to JPMorgan Chase & Co. via its subsidiary JP Morgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG. Further 0.04% of voting rights (15,775 shares) are attributed to JPMorgan Chase & Co. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 1 WpHG. 

By letter of 13 July 2007 JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc. has informed us according to § 21 para 1 WpHG that their share of voting rights of our company has fallen below the threshold of 5% as at 10 July 2007 and now amounts to 4.95%, which corresponds to 2,146,797 shares. The attribution of voting rights results according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG from the subsidiary JPMorgan Asset Management UK Limited, London, Great Britain, and others.

Announcement of a notification of 
Union Investment Luxembourg S.A.

By letter of 12 July 2007 Union Investment Luxembourg S.A., Luxembourg, Luxembourg 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 12 July 2007 and now amounts to 2.97%, which corresponds to 1,286,142 shares.

GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft
The Executive Board