20.09.2011

Publication of a release according to § 26 para. 1 cl. 2 WpHG (own shares)

By letter of 19 April 2011 Joh. Berenberg Gossler & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany, has informed us according to § 21 para 1 WpHG, that their share of voting rights of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft, Gildemeisterstraße 60, 33689 Bielefeld, Germany, has exceeded the thresholds of 3%, 5% and 10% as of 13 April 2011 and as of this day amounts to 10.11% (6,084,020 shares).

By letter of 28 April 2011 Joh. Berenberg Gossler & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany, has informed us according to Sec. 21 para 1 WpHG, that their share voting rights of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft, Gildemeisterstraße 60, 33689 Bielefeld, Germany, has fallen below the thresholds of 10%, 5% and 3% as of 15 April 2011 and as of this day amounts to % (shares).

Following the notification regarding the threshold exceeding Joh. Berenberg Gossler & Co. KG, Hamburg , Germany has informed us by letter of 6 May 2011 pursuant to § 27a WpHG of the aims pursued with the purchase and the origin of the funds used for the purchase as follows:

1. The acquisition of voting rights of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft which exceeded the notification threshold of 10% was not for the purposes of implementing strategic goals but resulted mainly from carrying out the capital increase of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft as well as in small part to achieving trading profits.

2. Joh. Berenberg Gossler & Co. KG does not intend to obtain further voting rights of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft by way of acquisition or in any other way within the next twelve months, except in the event of commercial transactions within the scope of ordinary business.

3. Joh. Berenberg Gossler & Co. KG does not aspire to gain influence over appointments to the Executive Board, Supervisory Board or any other administrative, management or supervisory body of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft.

4. Joh. Berenberg Gossler & Co. KG does not aspire to cause a significant change in the capital structure of GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft, especially also not in view of the relationship between equity and borrowings and the dividend policy.

5. The acquisition was made using our own funds.

GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft
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