Wuppertal, 7 October 2011 – SDAX-listed GESCO AG will convert its 3,023,000 bearer shares into registered shares effective Monday, 10 October 2011 at a ratio of 1:1. The conversion, which was resolved by the Annual General Meeting on 21 July 2011, is meant to facilitate direct communication with shareholders and increase transparency of the shareholder structure. The international securities identification number (ISIN) and the German securities identification number (WKN) will change in the wake of the conversion. The new WKN will be A1K020 (previously 587590) from 10 October 2010, while the ISIN will be DE000A1K0201 (previously DE0005875900). Further information on the conversion to registered shares is provided under “Investor Relations” at www.gesco.de.