Press Release

Eckert & Ziegler: Change in the Management of IBt Bebig

Berlin, March 24, 2010 - IBt Bebig, an affiliated company of Eckert & Ziegler (ISIN DE0005659700) announced today that the CEO, Mr François Blondel, and the Company have decided to end their collaboration.

As a result, Mr François Blondel will resign, with immediate effect, from all of his duties and responsibilities within the Group, whether as a Director of IBt s.a. or of its subsidiaries.

Dr. Edgar Löffler and Dr. Gunnar Mann, directors of IBt, have been appointed as the new persons in charge of the daily management of the company. They will take over the responsibilities of Mr. Blondel and manage IBt jointly, each in his capacity as Managing Director.

The Board of Directors