23. Mandatory Exchangeable Bonds

To finance the acquisition of APP, Mandatory Exchangeable Bonds (MEB) in an aggregate nominal amount of € 554.4 million were launched in July 2008. Fresenius Finance B.V. subscribed for these MEB issued by Fresenius Finance (Jersey) Ltd. at 100 % of their principal amount. Afterwards, the MEB were on-lent to Fresenius SE who placed the MEB in the market. The bonds carry a coupon of 5 5/8 % per annum and will mature on August 14, 2011. Upon maturity, the bonds will be mandatorily exchangeable into ordinary shares of FMC-AG & Co. KGaA with a maximum of 17.14 million and a minimum of 14.53 million shares (based on the current exchange price) being deliverable, subject to anti-dilution adjustments with respect to FMC-AG & Co. KGaA (e. g. in case of corporate actions). The MEB are not redeemable in cash.

The initial minimum exchange price was set to € 33.00 and the initial maximum exchange price was set to € 38.94 (i. e. 118 % of the initial minimum exchange price). Due to the dividend payments in May 2009, the minimum exchange price and the maximum exchange price were decreased to € 32.34 and
€ 38.16, respectively. Pursuant to the terms and conditions of the MEB, both the holder and the issuer may procure for the exchange of the bonds before maturity. In principal, the issuer, Fresenius Finance (Jersey) Ltd., may procure the exchange of all of the outstanding MEB for shares of FMC-AG & Co. KGaA at the maximum exchange ratio calculated on the relevant exchange date plus payment of any accrued and unpaid interest and a make-whole amount. Furthermore, the MEB shall be mandatorily exchangeable at the maximum exchange ratio plus such payments if the corporate rating of Fresenius SE falls below certain benchmarks and such benchmarks are subsequently not reinstated. Moreover, in the event of a change of control of Fresenius SE or FMC-AG & Co. KGaA, each holder of the MEB may elect to exchange its MEB at the maximum exchange ratio plus such payments. Each holder of the MEB may also exchange his MEB at the minimum exchange ratio calculated on the relevant exchange date without payment of accrued interest or any make-whole amount.

Fresenius SE guarantees in favor of Fresenius Finance (Jersey) Ltd. the payment of certain interest payments by Fresenius Finance B.V. Furthermore, it secures the delivery of the underlying shares of FMC-AG & Co. KGaA for exchange via a pledge agreement. In addition, Fresenius SE has undertaken to the holders of the bonds that neither it nor any of its material subsidiaries provides any security of its assets for certain capital market indebtedness, without at the same time having the holders share equally and rateably in such security.

The derivative financial instruments embedded in the MEB are measured at fair value and are shown separately in the statement of financial position as long-term accrued expenses and other long-term liabilities (in 2008 as: other non-current assets).

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