Ad hoc news release pursuant to § 15 WpHG

SüdKB shares in Bertrandt AG

Süd-Kapitalbeteiligungs-Gesellschaft mbH, Stuttgart, a subsidiary of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, informed us today that it has acquired a shareholding of 24.99% in Bertrandt AG (2,534,795 voting rights) from ThyssenKrupp Technologies AG and ThyssenKrupp Steel AG. ThyssenKrupp Steel AG still has a shareholding of 0.02% (2,057 voting rights). The successful project-related cooperation between Bertrandt and ThyssenKrupp will not be affected by the changes in shareholding structure.