Hamburg, Germany, 29 June 2017 – 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 5.4% based on the closing price at the end of 2016 of EUR 55.17.

Furthermore, the Management Board informed the Annual General Meeting about the current development of business. Sales in the first quarter of 2017 were only slightly below the previous year's level.

The sales figures for the first half of 2017 will be published in July. Detailed business figures will follow at the end of August in the half-year financial report.

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