Deutsche Beteiligungs AG sells stake in Lewa GmbH

Announcement consistent with § 15 WpHG (German Securities Trading Act)
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, WKN 550 810 / DE0005508105
Result of disposal approximately ten million euros

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG signed a contract today on the sale of its stake in Lewa GmbH, Leonberg (13.6 percent). The sales price agreed for the interests exceeds the most recent valuation contained in the interim financial report at 30 April 2009 (first half-year) by some ten million euros and will, correspondingly, deliver a positive contribution towards the net result of valuation and disposal for the current third quarter. A prediction on the total result for the third quarter (31 July 2009) is not yet possible, since the other portfolio investments can only be valuated after the close of the quarter. It cannot be precluded that negative value movements of other portfolio companies might offset a part of the positive contribution stemming from the divestment.

The contract signed today is subject to regulatory approval. The transaction is expected to be completed within a month. Deutsche Beteiligungs AG will receive cash funds of approximately 21 million euros through the sale; this equates to about 1.54 euros per share.

Frankfurt am Main, 6 July 2009
The Board of Management