Ad-hoc 3U HOLDING AG: Management Board decides on Share Buy-Back Program and Redemption of Shares

The Management Board of 3U HOLDING AG has decided on the basis of the authorisation granted by the annual general meeting of August 28, 2009 to repurchase up to 10 % of its own shares on the stock exchange during the period from July 19, 2010 until not later than February 27, 2011.

The Company may at no time possess more than 10 % of its own share capital. Currently the Company already holds some 6.93% of the share capital with its 3,244,714 own shares. Therefore the Management Board has decided to use its authorization granted by the annual general meeting of August 28, 2007 to draw 3.244.714 shares without par value of the Company, acquired through a shares buyback programme via the stock exchange and a follow-up public buyback offer until February 20, 2009, after the annual general meeting of August 19, 2010.

BankM, Repräsentanz der biw Bank für Investments und Wertpapiere bank will manage this share buy-back programme and decide the timing of the individual repurchases independ-ently of and uninfluenced by 3U HOLDING AG. The share repurchases will be carried out in conformity with the provisions of § 20a WpHG and the Regulation to Further Define the Pro-hibition against Market Manipulation (MaKonV), as well as in accordance with so-called safe harbour rules. The price offered per share (without incidental buying costs) in the scope of the share buyback may not exceed the closing price of the share in XETRA trading on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange on the trading day preceding the buyback by more than 10 %, nor be more than 25 % below it.