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Heidelberg Annual General Meeting Highlights

Press release from the issuing company

September 12, 2003 -- Heidelberg held its Annual General Meeting for the past fiscal year 2002/2003 in the Stadthalle Heidelberg today. 84 % of Heidelberg’s share capital was represented at the event. Heidelberg shareholders at the Annual General Meeting were invited to vote on eight items on the agenda. These included a resolution regarding the appointment of members of the Supervisory Board and changes to the Articles of Incorporation. For the resolution regarding the appointment of members of the Supervisory Board, over 99 % of the voters were in agreement. At the constituent meeting of the new Supervisory Board that took place after the AGM, the Finance Director of RWE AG, Dr. Klaus Sturany, 56, was elected as the new Chairman of the Heidelberg Supervisory Board. The Articles of Incorporation state that the Supervisory Board is to consist of sixteen members. The members are to be elected by the AGM as set out in the Aktiengesetz (German Stock Corporation Act) regulations. In accordance with this, voting took place for the eight members appointed by the shareholders to the Supervisory Board for the next 5-year period of office. The eight employees' representatives were elected in a separate procedure prior to the AGM. The term of office begins when the AGM ends on September 12. The full list of names is set out in item 6 of the Agenda for the Annual General Meeting (see: www.heidelberg.com). All the other items on the agenda were passed with over 99 % the votes. Around 1150 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG shareholders were present at the AGM.