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Voting Results Annual General Meeting 2008

At the time of voting on the agenda items 2 to 7 183,866,570 no-par-value-shares with a matching numbers of votes were present. This corresponds to 72.96 percent of the capital stock.

Agenda Item 2: Resolution on the Utilization of Net Retained Profits

Yes votes: 183,839,601 votes
No votes 7,647 votes
Abstentions:
19,322 votes

It was stated that the management proposal on the utilization of net retained profits 2007, as published in the elektronischer Bundesanzeiger (electronic Federal Gazette) on February 28, 2008, was approved.

Agenda Item 3: Resolution on the Official Approval of the Actions of the Members of the Executive Board

Yes votes: 183,124,136 votes
No votes 42,095 votes
Abstentions:
700,339 votes

The exclusion of voting rights was observed.

It was stated that the management proposal on the official approval of the actions of the members of the Executive Board for fiscal year 2007, as published in the elektronischer Bundesanzeiger (electronic Federal Gazette) on February 28, 2008, was accepted.

Agenda Item 4: Resolution on the Official Approval of the Actions of the Members of the Supervisory Board

Yes votes: 183,118,034 votes
No votes 45,927 votes
Abstentions:
702,609 votes

The exclusion of voting rights was observed.

It was stated that the management proposal on the official approval of the actions of the members of the Supervisory Board for fiscal year 2007, as published in the elektronischer Bundesanzeiger (electronic Federal Gazette) on February 28, 2008, was accepted.

Agenda Item 5: Election of the Auditors for Fiscal Year 2008

Yes votes: 183,844,561 votes
No votes 14,610 votes
Abstentions:
7,399 votes

It was stated that Ernst & Young AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Stuttgart, are the elected auditors for fiscal year 2008.

Agenda Item 6: Resolution on the Authorization to Purchase and Utilize Own Shares

Yes votes: 183,001,799 votes
No votes 845,613 votes
Abstentions:
19,158 votes

It was stated that the management proposal under agenda item 6, as published in the elektronischer Bundesanzeiger (electronic Federal Gazette) on February 28, 2008, was accepted with the necessary majority of votes and necessary capital majority.

Agenda Item 7: Resolution on the Approval of a Profit Transfer Agreement

Yes votes: 183,858,117 votes
No votes 922 votes
Abstentions:
7,461 votes

It was stated that the management proposal under agenda item 7 on the approval of a profit transfer agreement with Beiersdorf Manufacturing Hamburg GmbH, as published in the elektronischer Bundesanzeiger (electronic Federal Gazette) on February 28, 2008, was accepted with the necessary majority of votes and necessary capital majority.