Hamburg, Germany, 7 July 2016 – The distribution of a dividend of EUR 3.00 per no-par-value share for the past financial year was decided during the Annual General Meeting, which was held today. This corresponds to a dividend yield of 5.3% based on the closing price at the end of 2015 of EUR 57.01.

Furthermore, the Management Board informed the Annual General Meeting about the current development of business. Group sales in the first half of 2016 were up slightly compared with the same period last year.

Detailed business figures for the first six months of 2016 will be published in the half-year financial report at the end of August.

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