Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG / Release of an announcement according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] (share)

27.05.2009 

Release of a Voting Rights announcement
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Pursuant to Sections 21, 22 and 24 of the German Securities Trading Act,
RWE Aktiengesellschaft, Essen, Germany, (hereinafter referred to as 'RWE')
informed us on May 25th, 2009 as follows:

RWE had informed us in the past that it held a stake of 9,620 % in voting
rights in Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft, Heidelberg
(hereinafter referred to as 'Heidelberg') through its subsidiaries BGE
Beteiligungs-Gesellschaft für Energieunternehmen mbH, Essen (hereinafter
referred to as 'BGE') and GBV Vierzehnte Gesellschaft für
Beteiligungsverwaltung mbH, Essen (hereinafter referred to as 'GBV')
(voting rights in each case according to Section 22 paragraph1 sent. 1 no.
1 German Securities Trading Act ('WpHG')). In the meantime, the voting
share has been reduced further to 8.008 % or 6,250,000 voting rights.

GBV was merged by divestiture without being wound up on its parent company,
BGH. The merger became effective as of May 20, 2009 by entry in the
Commercial Register with BGE as the acquiring company.

For this reason, pursuant to Section 21 paragraph 1 and Section 22
paragraph 1 sent. 1 no. 1 and Section 24 of the German Securities Trading
Act, RWE informed us, simultaneously on behalf of BGE, as follows:

 1. After the merger of the companies came into effect on May 20, 2009, the
    voting rights in Heidelberg attributed until then to BGE via GBV were
    transferred by universal succession to BGE. The stake now held directly
    by BGE according to Section 21 paragraph 1 of the German Securities
    Trading Act on this date totaled 8.008 % or 6,250,000 voting rights.

 2. Since May 20, 2009, the voting rights in Heidelberg formerly attributed
    (pursuant to Section 22 paragraph 1 sent. 1 no. 1 of the German
    Securities Trading Act) to RWE up to this date via its subsidiary BGE
    and this firm's subsidiary, the former GBV, are attributable to RWE via
    its subsidiary BGE only. On this date, the voting share of RWE in
    Heidelberg continued to equal 8.008 % or 6,250,000 voting rights
    (pursuant to Section 22 paragraph 1 sent. 1 no. 1 of the German
    Securities Trading Act).

DGAP 27.05.2009 
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Language:     English
Issuer:       Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
              Kurfürsten-Anlage 52-60
              69115 Heidelberg
              Deutschland
Internet:     www.heidelberg.com
 
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