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DRAGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA (FRA:DRW8) Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA: Employee participation program

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11/02/2013 20:39
Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA / Key word(s): Transaction in Own Shares 11.02.2013 20:39 Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ad hoc report in accordance with Sec. 15 of the German Securities Trading Act Employee participation program The Executive Board of Drägerwerk Verwaltungs AG, as general partner of Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, today resolved to set up an employee participation program, initially for Dräger employees in Germany. The program is designed to further increase employees' identification with the company and Dräger's attractiveness as an employer. Dräger also plans to involve employees working outside Germany in a possible new version of the employee participation program. Dräger plans to grant participating employees one Dräger preferred share as a bonus for every three Dräger preferred shares purchased by the employee on the capital market and that are subject to a two-year holding period (investment shares). These preferred shares are likely to be acquired as from April 2, 2013. Some 6,000 employees in Germany are entitled to participate. The number of investment shares per employee is limited to 27 preferred shares. Dräger plans to acquire the bonus shares on the capital market after the annual shareholders' meeting on May 3, 2013, once the investment shares have been acquired, during a period still to be determined. Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA Moislinger Allee 53-55 23558 Lübeck, Germany www.draeger.com Investor Relations: Thomas Fischler Phone: +49 451 882-2685 thomas.fischler@draeger.com Corporate Communications: Melanie Kamann Phone: +49 451 882-3998 melanie.kamann@draeger.com Disclaimer This ad hoc report contains statements on the future development of Dräger Group. These forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations, presumptions, and forecasts of the Executive Board as well as the information available to date. They were compiled to the best of the company's knowledge. Dräger does not provide any warranty nor assume any responsibility for the future developments and results described above. These are dependent on a number of factors. They entail various risks and contingencies outside of the company's influence and are based on assumptions which could prove to be incorrect. Dräger does not assume any responsibility for updating the forward-looking statements contained in this report. This does not infringe any legal stipulations on the adjustment of forecasts. Please go to Investoren / Finanzkalender at www.draeger.com for information on all important financial dates. 11.02.2013 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA Moislinger Allee 53-55 23542 Lübeck Germany Phone: +49 (0)451 882-0 Fax: +49 (0)451 882-2080 E-mail: info@draeger.com Internet: www.draeger.com ISIN: DE0005550602, DE 000 555 063 6, DE 000 555 065 1, DE 000 555 067 7, DE 000 555 071 9 WKN: 555060, 555063 Vorzüge, 555065 Genussschein A, 555067 Genussschein K, 555071 Genussschein D Indices: TecDAX Listed: Regulierter Markt in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Hamburg, Hannover, München; Freiverkehr in Stuttgart End of Announcement DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------