Archive Voting Rights Announcements

Under the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz), holders of voting securities of a listed German company must notify that company of the level of their holding whenever it reaches, exceeds or falls below specified thresholds. These thresholds are 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 50 and 75 percent of the company’s outstanding voting securities.

Please find below the voting rights announcements received by the company from January 2005 until December 2009.

Under our Articles of Association, each of our ordinary shares represents one vote.

December 2009

By letter dated on December 7, 2009, the announcing entities BlackRock Advisors Holdings, Inc., New York, USA, BlackRock Financial Management, Inc., New York, USA, BlackRock Holdco 2 Inc., New York, USA, and BlackRock, Inc., NewYork, USA, have notified us, the issuer Bayer AG, 51373 Leverkusen, Germany, pursuant to Article 21, Section 1 and Article 24 of the Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz - “WpHG”) as follows:

1. The percentage holding of the voting rights of BlackRock Advisors Holdings, Inc. in Bayer AG exceeded the threshold of 3% on December 1, 2009 and amounts to 3.06% (25,294,299 voting shares) on that day. All of the voting rights are attributable to BlackRock Advisors Holdings, Inc. pursuant to Article 22 Section 1 Sentence 1 N° 6 in connection with Sentence 2 WpHG.

2. The percentage holding of the voting rights of BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. in Bayer AG exceeded the threshold of 3% on December 1, 2009 and amounts to 4.85% (40,137,506 voting shares) on that day. All of the voting rights are attributable to BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. pursuant to Article 22 Section 1 Sentence 1 N° 6 in connection with Sentence 2 WpHG.

3. The percentage holding of the voting rights of BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc. in Bayer AG exceeded the threshold of 3% on December 1, 2009 and amounts to 4.85% (40,137,506 voting shares) on that day. All of the voting rights are attributable to BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc. pursuant to Article 22 Section 1 Sentence 1 N° 6 in connection with Sentence 2 WpHG.

4. The percentage holding of the voting rights of BlackRock, Inc. in Bayer AG exceeded the threshold of 3% on December 1, 2009  and amounts to 4.97% (41,112,193 voting shares) on that day. All of the voting rights are attributable to BlackRock, Inc. pursuant to Article 22 Section 1 Sentence 1 N° 6 in connection with Sentence 2 WpHG.

November 2009

On December 1, 2009, Capital Research and Management Company, Los Angeles, USA, has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG that via shares its Voting Rights on Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Deutschland, ISIN: DE000BAY0017, WKN: BAY001, have fallen below the 10% limit of the Voting Rights on November 26, 2009 and on that day amounted to 9.97% (this corresponds to 82483440 Voting Rights).

According to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 of the WpHG, 9.97% of the Voting Rights (this corresponds to 82483440 Voting Rights) were attributed to Capital Research and Management Company. Of those  9.97% Voting Rights (corresponds to 82483440 Voting Rights) 4.16% of the Voting Rights (this corresponds to 34400827 Voting Rights) were held by EuroPacific Growth Fund, Los Angeles, USA, which is thus a stockholder holding directly 3% or more of the Voting Rights in Bayer AG.

October 2009

On October 01, 2009 Capital Research and Management Company, Los Angeles, USA, has informed us according to section 21 (1) WpHG that via shares its Voting Rights on Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Deutschland, ISIN: DE000BAY0017, WKN: BAY001 have exceeded the 10% limit of the Voting Rights on September 30, 2009.

With regard to the objectives pursued with the acquisition of the voting rights, on October 23, 2009 Capital Research and Management Company notified us pursuant to section 27a (1) sent. 1, 3 WpHG of the following:

1. Capital Research and Management Company is a U.S.-based investment adviser that manages “The American Funds Group” of mutual funds, which comprise thirty funds. Capital Research and Management Company does not own any shares of the compa­nies they invest in for their own account. Rather, the shares are owned by one or more mutual funds.

2. Capital Research and Management Company does not intend to purchase or otherwise acquire shares in Bayer AG in the next twelve months for its own account. Capital Research and Management Company does not currently know if the funds it manages will purchase or otherwise acquire more shares in Bayer AG in the next twelve months. Any purchases will depend on market conditions and the investment objectives of the individual funds.

3. Capital Research and Management Company does not intend to exercise influence on the composition of the administrative, management and supervisory bodies of Bayer AG.

4. Capital Research and Management Company does not intend to implement material changes to the capital structure of Bayer AG, in particular regarding the debt/equity ratio and the dividend policy.

With regard to the source of the funds for the acquisition of the voting rights, on October 23, 2009 Capital Research and Management Company notified us pursuant to section 27a (1) sent. 4 WpHG that the voting rights were attributed to Capital Research and Management Company pursuant to section 21 (1) in connection with section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 6 WpHG. Therefore, neither own resources nor external financial means have been used by Capital Research and Management Company for the acquisition.

October 2009

On October 01, 2009, Capital Research and Management Company, Los Angeles, USA, has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG that via shares its Voting Rights on Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Deutschland, ISIN: DE000BAY0017, WKN: BAY001, have exceeded the 10% limit of the Voting Rights on September 30, 2009 and on that day amounted to 10.04% (this corresponds to 83013663 Voting Rights).

According to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 of the WpHG, 10.04% of the Voting Rights (this corresponds to 83013663 Voting Rights) were attributed to Capital Research and Management Company. Of those 10.04% Voting Rights (corresponds to 83013663 Voting Rights) 4.23% of the Voting Rights (this corresponds to 34985750 Voting Rights) were held by EuroPacific Growth Fund, Los Angeles, USA, which is thus a stockholder holding directly 3% or more of the Voting Rights in Bayer AG.

September 2009

On September 30, 2009, Capital Research and Management Company, Los Angeles, USA, has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG that via shares its Voting Rights on Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Deutschland, ISIN: DE000BAY0017, WKN: BAY001, have fallen below the 10% limit of the Voting Rights on September 25, 2009 and on that day amounted to 9.99% (this corresponds to 82638663 Voting Rights).

According to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 of the WpHG, 9.99% of the Voting Rights (this corresponds to 82638663 Voting Rights) were attributed to Capital Research and Management Company. Of those  9.99% Voting Rights (corresponds to 82638663 Voting Rights) 4.25% of the Voting Rights (this corresponds to 35110750 Voting Rights) were held by EuroPacific Growth Fund, Los Angeles, USA, which is thus a stockholder holding directly 3% or more of the Voting Rights in Bayer AG.

June 2009

On June 08, 2009 , AXA S.A., Paris, Frankreich has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG that via shares its Voting Rights on Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Deutschland, ISIN: DE0005752000, WKN: 575200, have fallen below the 3% limit of the Voting Rights on June 03, 2009  and now amount to 2.83% (this corresponds to 23441649 Voting Rights). According to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 icw Sentence 2 of the WpHG, 2.83% of the Voting Rights (this corresponds to 23400594 Voting Rights) is to be attributed to the company and according to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the WpHG, 0.005% of the Voting Rights (this corresponds to 41055 Voting Rights) is to be attributed to the company.

February 2009

AXA S.A., Paris, France, has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG on February 03, 2009 that its Voting Rights on Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Germany, exceeded the threshold of 3 % on January 30, 2009 and on that  date amount to 3.02 % (23,045,971 Voting Rights). According to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 i.c.w. Sentence 2 of the WpHG, 3.01 % (22.973,525 Voting Rights) and according to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the WpHG, 0.01 % (72,446 Voting Rights) are to be attributed to AXA S.A., Paris, France.

December 2008

On December 23, 2008, Allianz SE, Munich, Germany, has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG that its Voting rights on Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Germany, fell below the threshold of 3% on December 19, 2008 and on that date amount to 2.62 % (20,022,232 voting rights). According to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the WpHG, 2.61% (19,982,730 voting rights) and according to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 of the WpHG, 0.01 percent (39,502 voting rights) are to be attributed to the company.

At the same time Allianz SE, Munich, Germany, has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG in conjunction with Article 24 of the WpHG that the proportion of voting rights held by Allianz Deutschland AG, Munich, Germany, in Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Germany, fell below the threshold of 3 % on December 19, 2008, and on that date amounted to 2.48 %  (18,951,030 voting rights). According to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the WpHG, those Voting Rights are to be attributed to Allianz Deutschland AG.

December 2008

On December 8, 2008, Allianz SE, Munich, Germany, has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG that its Voting Rights on Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Germany, exceeded the threshold of 3% on December 3, 2008  and on that  date amount to 3.53% (26,965,079 Voting Rights). According to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the WpHG, 3.52% (26,925,577 Voting Rights) and according to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 of the WpHG, 0.01% (39,502 Voting Rights) are to be attributed to the company. Besides, the Voting Rights of  Allianz Deutschland AG, Munich, Germany, whose Voting Rights amounts to 3% or more, are to be attributed to the company.

On December 8, 2008 , Allianz Deutschland AG, Munich, Germany, has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG that its Voting Rights on Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Germany, exceeded the threshold of 3% on December 3, 2008 and now amount to 3.39% (25,906,377 Voting Rights). According to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the WpHG, those Voting Rights are to be attributed to the company.  

October 2008

On October 17, 2008, Capital World Growth and Income Fund, Inc., Los Angeles, USA has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG that the stake in the voting Rights in Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Deutschland, fell below the threshold of 3 % on October 13, 2008. On that date Capital World Growth and Income Fund, Inc., Los Angeles held 2.98 % in relation to all voting rights (voting rights arising from 22,775,500 ordinary shares (Stammaktien)).

July 2008

On July 16, 2008, the Credit Suisse Group, Zürich, Switzerland, notified us of the following pursuant to Section 21, Paragraph 1, and Section 24 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in its own name and in the name and on behalf of the following company:

1. The proportion of voting rights held by Credit Suisse, Zürich, Switzerland, in Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany, fell below the 3 percent threshold on July 9, 2008, and on that date amounted to 2.876 percent (21,983,257 voting rights). 2.559 percent (19,557,274 voting rights) are attributable to this company pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act and 0.317 percent (2,425,983 voting rights) are attributable to it pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 in conjunction with Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act.

2. The proportion of voting rights held by Credit Suisse Group, Zürich, Switzerland, in Bayer AG also fell below the 3 percent threshold on July 9, 2008 and on that date amounted to 2.914 percent (22,271,641 voting rights). 2.560 percent (19,565,376 voting rights) are attributable to this company pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act and 0.354 percent (2,706,265 voting rights) are attributable to it pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 in conjunction with Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act.

3. The chain of controlling companies is as follows (beginning with the lowest company): Credit Suisse and Credit Suisse Group.

July 2008

On June 30, 2008, Capital World Growth and Income Fund, Inc., Los Angeles, USA has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG that the stake in the voting Rights in Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Deutschland, ISIN: DE0005752000, WKN: 575200, exceeded the threshold of 3% on June 24, 2008. On that date Capital World Growth and Income Fund, Inc., Los Angeles, USA held 3.11% in relation to all voting rights (voting rights arising from 23,775,500 ordinary shares (Stammaktien)).

May 2008

On May  13, 2008 , Allianz SE, München, Deutschland, notified us pursuant to Section 21, Paragraph 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that its proportion of  voting rights on Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Deutschland, fell below the 3 percent threshold of the voting rights on May 6, 2008,  and on that date amounted to 2.580 percent (19,716,295 voting rights). 2,579 percent (19,711,331 voting rights) are attributable to the company pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 WpHG and 0.001 percent (4,964 voting rights) are attributable to it persuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 WpHG.

At the same time Allianz SE, München, Deutschland, notified us pursuant to Section 21, Paragraph 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in conjunction with Section 24  WpHG that the proportion of voting rights held by Allianz Deutschland AG, München, Deutschland, in Bayer Aktiengesellschaft fell below the 3 percent threshold on May 6, 2008, and on that date amounted to  2.386 percent  (18,235,000 voting rights). These voting rights are attributable to Allianz Deutschland AG pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 WpHG.

May 2008

On May 6, 2008, the Credit Suisse Group, Zürich, Switzerland, notified us of the following pursuant to Section 21, Paragraph 1, and Section 24 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in its own name and in the name and on behalf of the following companies:

1. The proportion of voting rights held by Credit Suisse, Zürich, Switzerland, in Bayer AG exceeded the 3 percent threshold on April 30, 2008, and on that date amounted to 3.199 percent (24,451,126 voting rights). 2.836 percent (21,679,235 voting rights) are attributable to this company pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act and 0.363 percent (2,771,891 voting rights) are attributable to it pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6, in conjunction with Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act.

2. The proportion of voting rights held by Credit Suisse Group, Zürich, Switzerland, in Bayer AG also exceeded the 3 percent threshold on April 30, 2008 and on that date amouned to 3.239 percent (24,753,689 voting rights). 2.837 percent (21,684,887 voting rights) are attributable to this company pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act and 0.401 percent (3,068,802 voting rights) are attributable to it pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6, in conjunction with Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act.

3. The chain of controlling companies is as follows (beginning with the lowest company): Credit Suisse and Credit Suisse Group.

May 2008

On May 6, 2008, the Credit Suisse Group, Zürich, Switzerland, notified us of the following pursuant to Section 21, Paragraph 1, and Section 24 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in its own name and in the name and on behalf of the following companies:

1. The proportion of voting rights held by Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, London, U.K., in Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany, fell below the 3 percent threshold on April 29, 2008, and on that date amounted to 1.955 percent (14,945,394 voting rights).

2. As a result of the aforementioned falling below the 3 percent threshold by Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, the proportion of voting rights held by its affiliated companies Credit Suisse (International) Holding AG, Zug, Switzerland, Credit Suisse Investments (UK), London, U.K., and Credit Suisse Investment Holdings (UK), London, U.K., in Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany, also fell below the 3 percent threshold and on April 29, 2008, amounted to 1.955% (14,945,394 voting rights). Pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No.1 of the German Securities Trading Act, all of these voting rights are fully attributable to the companies mentioned in this section.

3. The proportion of voting rights held by Credit Suisse, Zürich, Switzerland, in Bayer AG also fell below the 3 percent threshold on April 29, 2008, and on that date amounted to 2.730 percent (20,868,551 voting rights). 2.368 percent (18,096,660 voting rights) are attributable to this company pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act and 0.363 percent (2,771,891 voting rights) are attributable to it pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6, in conjunction with Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act.

4. The proportion of voting rights held by Credit Suisse Group, Zürich, Switzerland, in Bayer AG also fell below the 3 percent threshold on April 29, 2008, and on that date amounted to 2.770 percent (21,172,814 voting rights). 2.369 percent (18,104,012 voting rights) are attributable to this company pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act and 0.401 percent (3,068,802 voting rights) are attributable to it pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6, in conjunction with Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act.

5. The chain of controlling companies is as follows (beginning with the lowest company): Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd., Credit Suisse Investment Holdings (UK), Credit Suisse Investments (UK), Credit Suisse (International) Holding AG, Credit Suisse and Credit Suisse Group.

May 2008

On May 5, 2008, the Credit Suisse Group, Zürich, Switzerland, notified us of the following pursuant to Section 21, Paragraph 1, and Section 24 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in its own name and in the name and on behalf of the following companies:

1. The proportion of voting rights held by Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, London, U.K., in Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany, exceeded the 3 percent threshold on April 28, 2008 and on that date amounted to 3.36 percent (25,710,694 voting rights).

2. As a result of the aforementioned exceeding of the 3 percent threshold by Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, the proportion of voting rights held by its affiliated companies Credit Suisse (International) Holding AG, Zug, Switzerland, Credit Suisse Investments (UK), London, U.K., and Credit Suisse Investment Holdings (UK), London, U.K., in Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany, also exceeded the 3 percent threshold and on April 28, 2008, amounted to 3.36 percent (25,710,694 voting rights). Pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No.1 of the German Securities Trading Act, all of these voting rights are fully attributable to the companies mentioned in this section.

3. The proportion of voting rights held by Credit Suisse, Zürich, Switzerland, in Bayer AG also exceeded the 3 percent threshold on April 28, 2008, and on that date amounted to 3.88 percent (29,684,770 voting rights). 3.52 percent (26,922,733 voting rights) are attributable to this company pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act and 0.36 percent (2,762,037 voting rights) are attributable to it pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6, in conjunction with Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act.

4. The proportion of voting rights held by Credit Suisse Group, Zürich, Switzerland, in Bayer AG also exceeded the 3 percent threshold on April 28, 2008, and on that date amounted to 3.92 percent (29,986,301 voting rights). 3.52 percent (26,928,781 voting rights) are attributable to this company pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act and 0.40 percent (3,057,520 voting rights) are attributable to it pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6, in conjunction with Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act.

5.  The chain of controlling companies is as follows (beginning with the lowest company): Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd., Credit Suisse Investment Holdings (UK), Credit Suisse Investments (UK), Credit Suisse (International) Holding AG, Credit Suisse and Credit Suisse Group.

April 2008

On April 21, 2008, Allianz SE, München, Deutschland has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG that its Voting Rights on Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Deutschland, ISIN: DE0005752000, WKN: 575200, have exceeded the 3% limit of the Voting Rights on April 17, 2008  and now amount to 3.32% (this corresponds to 25377986 Voting Rights). According to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the WpHG, 3.31% of the Voting Rights (this corresponds to 25287579 Voting Rights) and according to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 of the WpHG, 0.01% of the Voting Rights (this corresponds to 90407 Voting Rights) are to be attributed to the company. Besides, the Voting Rights of  Allianz Deutschland AG, Munich, Germany, whose Voting Rights amounts to 3% or more, are to be attributed to the company.

On April 21, 2008 , Allianz Deutschland AG, München, Deutschland has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG that its Voting Rights on Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Deutschland, ISIN: DE0005752000, WKN: 575200, have exceeded the 3% limit of the Voting Rights on April 17, 2008 and now amount to 3.12% (this corresponds to 23811248 Voting Rights). According to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 of the WpHG, 3.12% of the Voting Rights (this corresponds to 23811248 Voting Rights) are to be attributed to the company. 

March 2008

On March 10, 2008, FMR LLC Boston, Massachusetts, USA has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG that via shares its Voting Rights on Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, Leverkusen, Deutschland, ISIN: DE0005752000, WKN: 575200, have fallen below the 3% limit of the Voting Rights on March 07, 2008 and now amount to 2.99% (this corresponds to 22,903,575 Voting Rights). According to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 in connection with sent. 2 of the WpHG, 2.99% of the Voting Rights (this corresponds to 22,903,575 Voting Rights) is to be attributed to the company. 

February 2008

Fidelity Investments International, Hildenborough, Great Britain, has notified us retroactively pursuant to section 21 (1) WpHG of the following:

On 19th March 2007 Fidelity Investments International exceeded the threshold of 3 % of the voting rights in Bayer AG, 51368 Leverkusen, Germany. On that date, Fidelity Investments International held 3.10 % of the voting rights in Bayer AG arising from 23,695,586 voting rights. All voting rights in Bayer AG were attributed to Fidelity Investments International pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 6 WpHG. In addition, on 24th December 2007 Fidelity Investments International crossed below the threshold of 3 % of the voting rights in Bayer AG, 51368 Leverkusen, Germany. On that date, Fidelity Investments International held 2.96% of the voting rights in Bayer AG arising from 22,636,940 voting rights. All voting rights in Bayer AG were attributed to Fidelity Investments International pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 6 WpHG.

Fidelity Investment Management Limited, Hildenborough, Great Britain, has notified us retroactively pursuant to section 21 (1) WpHG of the following:

On 19th March 2007 Fidelity Investment Management Limited exceeded the threshold of 3 % of the voting rights in Bayer AG, 51368 Leverkusen, Germany. On that date, Fidelity Investment Management Limited held 3.12 % of the voting rights in Bayer AG arising from 23,821,586 voting rights. All voting rights in Bayer AG were attributed to Fidelity Investment Management Limited pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 6 WpHG in connection with sent. 2 WpHG. In addition, on 24th December 2007 Fidelity Investment Management Limited crossed below the threshold of 3 % of the voting rights in Bayer AG, 51368 Leverkusen, Germany. On that date, Fidelity Investment Management Limited held 2.97% of the voting rights in Bayer AG arising from 22,723,310 voting rights. All voting rights in Bayer AG were attributed to Fidelity Investment Management Limited pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 6 WpHG in connecton with sent. 2 WpHG. 

Fidelity International Limited, Hamilton, Bermuda, has notified us retroactively pursuant to section 21 (1) WpHG of the following:

On 19th March 2007 Fidelity International Limited exceeded the threshold of 3 % of the voting rights in Bayer AG, 51368 Leverkusen, Germany. On that date, Fidelity International Limited held 3.12 % of the voting rights in Bayer AG arising from 23,821,586 voting rights. All voting rights in Bayer AG were attributed to Fidelity International Limited pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 6 WpHG. In addition, on 24th December 2007 Fidelity International Limited crossed below the threshold of 3 % of the voting rights in Bayer AG, 51368 Leverkusen, Germany. On that date, Fidelity International Limited held 2.97% of the voting rights in Bayer AG arising from 22,723,310 voting rights.   All voting rights in Bayer AG were attributed to Fidelity International Limited pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 6 WpHG.

February 2008

The UBS AG, Zürich, Switzerland, has informed us in accordance with Article 21, Section 1 of the Securities Trading Act that the voting rights in our company fell below the threshold of 3 % on May 25, 2007 and on that date amount to 2,98 % (22.789.593 voting rights). On these 0,02 % are to be allocated according to Article 22, Section 1, No. 1 of the Securities Trading Act.

November 2007

FMR LLC. (a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business at Boston Massachusetts, USA has informed us that as a result of an internal merger reorganisation effective from 1st October 2007,  they became the successor entity to FMR Corp. and has assumed all its rights and obligations.

They therefore notify us that on 1st October 2007 FMR LLC. held 4.71 % of the shares/voting rights (shares/voting rights arising of 35,969,100 shares in Bayer AG) and therefore exceeded the threshold of 3 %. All of the shares/voting rights of FMR LLC. are attributed to it pursuant to sec. 22 para. 1. sent. 1 no. 6 and sent. 2 of the German Securities Trading Act.

August 2007

FMR Corp., Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has informed us according to Article 21 (1) German Securities Trading Act that its voting rights on our company fall bellow the 5 % threshold on August 13, 2007 and presently amount to 4.99 % (this corresponds to 38,155,761 shares/voting rights). The shares/voting rights are to be attributed to FMR Corp. according to Article 22 (1) 2 German Securities Trading Act in connection with Article 22, (1) 1 No. 6 German Securities Trading Act.

August 2007

FMR Corp., Boston, Massachusetts, USA, has informed us according to Section 21(1)German Securities Trading Act that its voting rights on our company have exceeded the 5 % threshold on August 1, 2007 and presently amount to 5.001 % (38,225,581 shares/voting rights). The shares/voting rights are to be attributed to FMR Corp. according to Section 22 (1) 2 German Securities Trading Act in connection with Section 22 (1) 1 No. 6 German Securities Trading Act.

May 2007

On May 30, 2007,UBS AG, Badenerstraße 574, 8098 Zürich, Switzerland, has informed us according to Article 21, Section 1 WpHG that via shares its Voting Rights on Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Deutschland, have exceeded the 3 % limit of the Voting Rights  on May 24, 2007 and now amount to 3,18 % (this corresponds to 24.287.519 Voting Rights).  According to Article 22, Section 1, Sentence 1, No 1 WpHG, 0,02 % of the voting rights (this corresponds to 188.808 voting rights) is to be attributed to UBS AG.

November 2006

The Capital Research and Management Company, 333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA-90071, U.S.A., has notified us pursuant to Article 21, Paragraph 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that the proportion of voting rights it holds in our company exceeded the 10 % threshold on November 8, 2006, that since that date it has held 10,0852 % of the voting rights, and that all of these voting rights are attributable to it pursuant to Article 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act.

September 2006

The Capital Group Companies, Inc., 333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA- 90071, U.S.A., has notified us pursuant to Article 21, Paragraph 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that the proportion of voting rights it holds in our company exceeded the 10 % threshold on September 19, 2006, that since that date it has held 10,0179 % of the voting rights, and that all of these voting rights are attributable to it pursuant to Article 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 in conjunction with Article 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2 and Sentence 3 of the German Securities Trading Act.

May 2006

The Capital Research and Management Company, 333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA-90071, U.S.A., has notified us pursuant to Article 21, Paragraph 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that the proportion of voting rights it holds in our company exceeded the 5% threshold on May 3, 2006 and that since that date it has held 5.0336% of the voting rights, and that all of these voting rights are attributable to it pursuant to Article 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act.

April 2006

The Capital Group Companies, Inc., 333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA- 90071, U.S.A., has notified us pursuant to Article 21, Paragraph 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that the proportion of voting rights it holds in our company exceeded the 5% threshold on April 12, 2006, that since that date it has held 5.0364 % of the voting rights, and that all of these voting rights are attributable to it pursuant to Article 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 in conjunction with Article 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2 and Sentence 3 of the German Securities Trading Act.

February 2006

The Capital Group Companies, Inc., 333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA- 90071, U.S.A., has notified us pursuant to Article 21, Paragraph 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that the proportion of voting rights it holds in our company was below the 5% threshold on February 1, 2006, that since that date it has held 4.9363 % of the voting rights, and that all of these voting rights are attributable to it pursuant to Article 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 in conjunction with Article 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 2 and Sentence 3 of the German Securities Trading Act.

August 2005

The Capital Group Companies, Inc., U.S.A., has notified us pursuant to Article 21, Paragraph 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that the proportion of voting rights it holds in our company exceeded the 5% threshold on August 18, 2005, that since that date it has held 5.037 % of the voting rights.

January 2005

Allianz Aktiengesellschaft based in Munich, Germany, informed us pursuant to Section 21, Paragraph 1 WpHG that its share of voting rights in our company fell below 5 % on 6 January 2005, and has since been at 4.76 %. 4.73 % are voting rights attributable pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 1 WpHG, and 0.03 % are voting rights attributable pursuant to Section 22, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, No. 6 WpHG.

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