No Stabilization in Connection with Capital Increase of Südzucker Aktiengesellschaft Mannheim/Ochsenfurt

Mannheim, 21.10.2005

In connection with the offering of shares of Südzucker Aktiengesellschaft resulting from the capital increase with subscription rights in September 2005, Südzucker Aktiengesellschaft Mannheim/Ochsenfurt and Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft in its capacity as stabilization manager announce that no stabilization was undertaken during the stabilization period which ended on October 14, 2005.

October 21, 2005
Südzucker Aktiengesellschaft
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft

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