Stuttgart/Germany, 19 April 2006. The annual general meeting of Celesio AG will take place on Thursday, 27 April 2006 at 10.00 a.m. in the Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle, Hegelsaal, Berliner Platz 1-3, 70174 Stuttgart, Germany. The company invites to the free of charge live transmission in picture and sound. On the Celesio website the relevant link can be found in the sections "Press" (www.celesio.com/press) and "Investor Relations" (www.celesio.com/ir) under "Highlights".
An updated version of Real Player or Windows Media Player is needed in order to follow the introduction of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, as well as the speech and presentation charts of the Chairman of the Management Board and CEO. Already today, internet users can check if they have the right version installed by clicking on a test link.
The annual report 2005 is available online on www.celesio.com/annualreport. Up-to-date information on the annual general meeting can be found on www.celesio.com/generalmeeting.
Press contact: Celesio AG Corporate Communications Michael Rüdel Neckartalstrasse 155 D-70376 Stuttgart Telephone: +49 711 5001-658 Telefax: +49 711 5001-1260 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.celesio.com