Published by:
Schaeffler AG
Industriestrasse 1 – 3
91074 Herzogenaurach

Responsible for content:
Corporate Accounting, Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach

Corporate Accounting, Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach
Investor Relations, Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach

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Peter Schmidt Group GmbH, Hamburg

Online realisation:
NetFederation GmbH, Cologne

English translation by:
Alix von Reibnitz, Hamburg

Photos by:
Andreas Pohlmann, Munich
Torsten Pross, Juergen Jeibmann Photographik, Leipzig
Alejandro Castellanos Argueta, México D.F.
Eduard Timko, Atelier EDO, s.r.o., Skalica

March 2012

Forward-looking statements

This document contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current views with respect to future events. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are beyond Schaeffler’s ability to control or estimate precisely, such as future market and economic conditions, the behavior of other market participants, the ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses and achieve anticipated synergies and the actions of government regulators. If any of these or other risks and uncertainties occur, or if the assumptions underlying any of these statements prove incorrect, then actual results may be materially different from those expressed or implied by such statements. Schaeffler does not intend or assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this report.

Variances for technical reasons

For technical reasons (e.g. conversion of electronic formats) there may be variances between the accounting documents contained in this annual report and those submitted to the electronic Federal Gazette (Bundesanzeiger). In this case, the version submitted to the electronic Federal Gazette shall be binding.

Rounding differences may occur.

This English version of the annual report is a translation of the original German version; in the event of variances, the German version shall take precedence over the English translation.

Both language versions of the annual report can be downloaded from the internet at [--break--] Relations/Publications/Reports. An online version [--break--] of the annual report is also available on our website.