Publication of Annual Report 2008

Dear Shareholders,

Despite the global financial crisis and the worldwide recession now setting in we stood our ground in the elapsed financial year. Even if we could not attain all our goals, we can nonetheless be satisfied with the progress achieved in the front-line business and in organizational implementation of our growth strategy.


Peter Alex

Head of Investor Relations

Frauenbergstraße 31–33
35039 Marburg

Tel.: +49 6421 999-1200
Fax: +49 6421 999-1222