Fresenius establishes sponsored Level I ADR Program in the United States

Bad Homburg, (PresseBox) - Fresenius has established a sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program in the United States. An ADR is a receipt that is issued by a depositary bank representing ownership of a company's underlying shares. ADRs are created to facilitate U.S. investors to hold shares in non-U.S. companies and trade them in the same way as U.S. securities.

Fresenius ADRs will now be available for trading in the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) market. Eight ADRs represent one Fresenius share. The ticker symbol is FSNUY. Deutsche Bank acts as depositary bank for the ADR program.

Ulf Mark Schneider, CEO of Fresenius, commented: "Fresenius is a global health care group with a strong presence in the United States. For many years, U.S. investors have been an important part of our shareholder base. The new ADR program now allows them to invest in Fresenius in their home market, providing them with the opportunity to participate in our Group's future development."

The Fresenius share is listed on the German stock exchanges in Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Munich and is a member of the DAX30 stock index.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to various risks and uncertainties. Future results could differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements due to certain factors, e.g., changes in business, economic and competitive conditions, regulatory reforms, results of clinical trials, foreign exchange rate fluctuations, uncertainties in litigation or investigative proceedings, and the availability of financing. Fresenius does not undertake any responsibility to update the forward-looking statements in this release.

Fresenius AG (SE)

Fresenius is a health care group with international operations, providing products and services for dialysis, hospital and outpatient medical care. In 2010, Group sales were approximately €16.0 billion. On June 30, 2011 the Fresenius Group had 142,933 employees worldwide.

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