Ad hoc release according to § 15 WpHG (November 27, 2008)

November 27, 2008

Ad hoc release according to § 15 WpHG on the acquisition of own shares for issue as employee shares

KWS SAAT AG, Einbeck, ISIN DE0007074007

On November 27, 2008, the Executive Board of KWS SAAT AG decided to acquire treasury shares for the issue of employee shares in the period from December 2, 2008 to January 31, 2009 at the latest, in accordance with § 71 (1) No. 2 AktG. The share buyback is carried out in accordance with the safe harbor regulations under § 20a (3) WpHG in conjunction with the Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2273/2003 of December 22, 2003. The number of shares to be repurchased after this resolution is based on the number actually required for the issue of shares to employees. In total, no more than up to 30,000 treasury shares will be repurchased. The number of shares to be acquired is limited also by a total purchase price of EUR 3 million.