Mandatory Disclosures

October 22, 2008

Release according to § 26 WpHG


AQR holds 2.91% on GILDEMEISTER Aktiengesellschaft
Release according to § 26 WpHG

By letter of 20 October 2008 AQR Capital Management, LLC., Greenwich, 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 17 October 2008 and amounts to 2.91% (1,260,455 shares). All mentioned voting rights are attributed to AQR Capital Management, LLC., according to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 WpHG.

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