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Rheinmetall AG: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

Rheinmetall AG / Release of an announcement according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] (share)

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Veröffentlichung gemäß § 26 Abs. 1 WpHG

Die Harris Associates L.P., Chicago, USA, hat der Rheinmetall AG am 15.
Juni 2009 folgende Mitteilung gemäß § 21 Abs. 1 WpHG gemacht:

'We hereby give notice, pursuant sec. 21 para. 1 of the WpHG, that on 10
June 2009 the voting interest of Harris Associates L.P. in Rheinmetall AG
increased above the threshold of 3% and on this date amounted to 3.22%
(this corresponds to 1,159,900 voting rights).

3.22% of these voting rights (this corresponds to 1,159,900 shares) are
attributable to Harris Associates L.P. in accordance with sec. 22 para. 1
sent. 1 no. 6 of the WpHG.'

Rheinmetall AG
Der Vorstand

14.07.2009  Financial News transmitted by DGAP
Language:     English
Issuer:       Rheinmetall AG
              Rheinmetall Platz 1
              40476 Düsseldorf
Internet:     www.rheinmetall.com
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