The change of Fresenius SE's legal form into a KGaA* in combination with the conversion of all preference shares into ordinary shares is expected to be registered with the commercial register on January 28, 2011 and will thereby become effective. The ordinary shares of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA are scheduled to commence trading on January 31, 2011.

With registration of the resolutions of the 2010 annual general meeting, all voting ordinary shares in Fresenius SE will become voting ordinary shares in Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA. Simultaneously, all non-voting preference shares in Fresenius SE will be mandatorily converted into voting ordinary shares in Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA. The Company's share capital will remain unchanged.

Delisting of Fresenius SE shares is scheduled for January 28, 2011. Stock exchange regulations require trading to cease mid-morning until market close. All outstanding orders will expire at that time. After market close, all ordinary and preference shares of Fresenius SE are expected to be converted into ordinary shares of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA. The listing application comprises 128,250,090 ordinary shares. 34,200,000 ordinary shares held by Else Kröner-Fresenius-Foundation will remain un-listed.

The ordinary shares of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA will retain the ISIN DE0005785604 / Sec ID no. 578560 of the current Fresenius SE shares. The ticker symbols FRE GR (Bloomberg) and FREG.DE (Reuters) are expected to remain unchanged.

*Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien - partnership limited by shares