Essen, 08 December 2009This pressinformation is more than two years old

Voting rights announcement BlackRock according to article 26, section 1 WpHG [Securities Trading Act]

Release according to article 26, section 1 WpHG [Securities Trading Act] with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution

On 7 December 2009 BlackRock Financial Managment, Inc., New York, USA, BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc., New York, USA and BlackRock, Inc., New York, USA have informed us pursuant to section 21 (1) Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in connection with section 24 WpHG of the following:

1. The percentage holding of the voting rights of BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. in RWE AG exceeded the threshold of 3 % on 01.12.2009 and amounts to 4.45 % (23,273,656 voting shares) on that day. All of the voting rights are attributable to BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. pursuant to Section 22 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 N° 6 in connection with sent. 2 WpHG.

2. The percentage holding of the voting rights of BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc. in RWE AG exceeded the threshold of 3 % on 01.12.2009 and amounts to 4.45 % (23,273,656 voting shares) on that day. All of the voting rights are attributable to BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc. pursuant to Section 22 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 N° 6 in connection with sent. 2 WpHG.

3. The percentage holding of the voting rights of BlackRock, Inc. in RWE AG exceeded the threshold of 3 % on 01.12.2009 and amounts to 4.57 % (23,895,957 voting shares) on that day. All of the voting rights are attributable to BlackRock, Inc. pursuant to Section 22 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 N° 6 in connection with sent. 2 WpHG.

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