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Eckert & Ziegler appeals against CBFA decision

(Ad hoc press release)

Berlin, 29.5.2009 - Further to its press release of 28 April 2009, and on the request of the Belgian securities regulator (CBFA), Eckert & Ziegler (ISIN DE0005659700) publicly confirms that it will, next week, lodge an appeal with the Court of Appeal of Brussels against the decision of the CBFA ordering it to launch a mandatory public takeover bid on International Brachytherapy at EUR 3.47 per share.

Eckert & Ziegler will request from the Court a preliminary decision suspending the execution of the decision of the CBFA. In the event that the Court would rule against Eckert & Ziegler in such preliminary decision, the acceptance period of the mandatory public takeover bid would then have to start within 40 working days after such Court decision.

Eckert & Ziegler maintains that it has not violated any rules and is determined to vigorously defend the position that no public takeover bid is required under applicable rules.

The Board of Directors