euro adhoc: KarstadtQuelle AG / Publication in accordance with Section 26 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

Notification of voting rights transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement.

Person/company obliged to make the notification:
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Name: Wellington Management Company, LLP
Address: 75 State Street
Place: Boston, Massachusetts 02109
State: USA

Company data:
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Name: KarstadtQuelle AG
Address: Theodor-Althoff-Straße 2, 45133 Essen
Place: Essen
State: Deutschland

01.03.2007

Publication in accordance with Section 26 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG - German Stock Exchange Act)

We have received the following notification in accordance with the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG - German Stock Exchange Act):

Wellington Management Company, LLP, Boston/Massachusetts (USA), reported the following to the Management Board in a letter dated February 28, 2007:

"Wellington Management hereby notifies in accordance with section 21 (1) sent. 1 WpHG, that its voting interest in the Issuer has reached the 3 per cent threshold on February 23, 2007 and is now 3,13 per cent, which corresponds to 6,658,801 voting rights.
0.80 per cent of these voting interest in the Issuer, which corresponds to 1,701,413 voting rights are attributed to Wellington Management according to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 6 WpHG."

Essen (Germany), March 1, 2007

THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

end of announcement euro adhoc

emitter: KarstadtQuelle AG
Theodor-Althoff-Straße 2
D-45133 Essen
phone: +49 (0)201 727 9816
FAX: +49 (0)201 727 9854
mail: investors@karstadtquelle.com
WWW: http://www.karstadtquelle.com
ISIN: DE0006275001
indexes: CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX, MDAX, Midcap Market Index, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: official dealing/prime standard: Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse, official dealing: Börse Berlin-Bremen, Hamburger Wertpapierbörse, Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse, Börse Düsseldorf, Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover, Bayerische Börse sector: Retail
language: English

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