13.03.2008

Release according to § 26 WpHG

JPMorgan Chase & Co. holds 2.98% on GILDEMEISTER
Release according to § 26 WpHG

By letter of 11 March 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 6 March 2008 and amounts to 2.98% which corresponds to 1,288,634 shares. 2.92% of these voting rights (1,262,813 shares) are attributed to JP Morgan Chase & Co. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 in conjunction with sentence 2 WpHG. Further 0.06% of voting rights (25,821 shares) are attributed to JP Morgan Chase & Co. according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 1 WpHG.

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