Release according to sec. 26 WpHG para 1 WpHG

Notification of voting rights according to sec. 25 para 1 WpHG

On 4 September 2013, we received the following information according to sec. 25 para 1 WpHG:

1. Company: GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft, Gildemeisterstraße 60, 33689 Bielefeld, Germany

2. Notifier: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Delaware, USA

3. Reason of Notification: exceeding

4. Triggering event: 10%

5. Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached: 30 August 2013

6. Total amount of voting rights: 10.40746% (equals: 6,599,935 voting rights) calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 63,415,405

7. Detailed information on the voting rights proportion:
(Financial / other) instruments purs. to sec. 25 WpHG: 9.69260% (equals: 6,146,605 voting rights)
thereof held indirectly: 9.69260% (equals 6,146,605 voting rights)

Voting rights purs. to sec. 21, 22 WpHG: 0.71486% (equals 453,330 voting rights)

8. Detailed information on (financial / other) instruments pursuant to sec. 25 WpHG:

Chain of controlled undertakings: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. controls Goldman Sachs (UK) L.L.C which controls Goldman Sachs Group Holdings (UK) which controls Goldman Sachs Holdings (U.K) which controls Goldman Sachs International.

Type of financial instrument: Stock Loan (Physical) 9.69260%
Expiration date: open

GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft
The Executive Board