I. General Statements

Bechtle AG, Bechtle Platz 1, 74172 Neckarsulm is a joint stock corporation under German law. Through its subsidiaries, Bechtle AG operates IT system houses in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and as one stop shop for IT e-commerce solutions provides corporate clients in ten (since March 2009: eleven) European countries with a comprehensive range of services and solutions.

Bechtle has been quoted at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) since 2000 and listed on the TecDAX technology index since 2004. The company's shares are traded on all stock exchanges in Germany.

The consolidated financial statements of Bechtle AG for the fiscal year 2008 were released for publication on 2 March 2009 by the Executive Board (IAS 10.17).

Bechtle AG has issued a declaration of conformity with the German Corporate Governance Code in accordance with section 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG). An up-to-date version of the declaration is published on the company's website.