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Eckert & Ziegler Finalizes Take Over Bid IBt

(Ad hoc press release)

Berlin, 24 March 2010. At the closing of the acceptance period of the takeover bid on 17 March 2010, 6,042,144 IBt shares, all of the 25,000 IBt beneficiary shares B and 120,400 IBt warrants have been tendered in the takeover bid.

As a result, Eckert & Ziegler (ISIN DE0005659700) now holds 12,635,594 IBt shares, 25,000 IBt beneficiary shares B and 120,400 IBt warrants, or 56 % of IBt's voting rights. SMI holds 5,000,000 IBt beneficiary shares A, or 22 % of IBt's voting rights. As announced in their transparency declaration of 6 January 2010, Eckert & Ziegler and SMI are acting in concert in the framework of the takeover bid.


Payment of the consideration for the IBt shares, IBt beneficiary shares B and IBt warrants shall be made by the receiving and paying agent KBC Securities, on 7 April 2010, directly to the beneficiaries or via their financial institution.
The Board of Directors