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Commerzbank AG (CZB)

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Tuesday 24 May, 2011

Commerzbank AG

Form 8.5 (EPT/RI)


                                                              FORM 8.5 (EPT/RI)

    PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY AN EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER WITH RECOGNISED    
           INTERMEDIARY STATUS DEALING IN A CLIENT-SERVING CAPACITY            
               Rule 8.5(c)(ii) of the Takeover Code (the "Code")               

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a) Name of exempt principal trader:                     Commerzbank AG London 
                                                         Branch                
                                                                               
(b) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose         Forth Ports Plc       
relevant securities this form relates:                                         
                                                                               
Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree                                   
                                                                               
(c) Name of the party to the offer with which exempt     N/A                   
principal trader is connected:                                                 
                                                                               
(d) Date dealing undertaken:                             23rd May 2011         
                                                                               
(e) Has the EPT previously disclosed, or is it today     NO                    
disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other party                       
to this offer?                                                                 

2. DEALINGS BY THE EXEMPT PRINCIPAL TRADER

(a) Purchases and sales

   Class of      Purchases/    Total number of  Highest price  Lowest price 
   relevant         sales        securities    per unit paid/  per unit paid
   security                                       received       /received  
                                                                            
     ORDS            BUY             694            16.25          16.25    

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

   Class of      Product      Nature of dealing     Number of     Price per  
   relevant    description  e.g. opening/closing a  reference       unit     
   security      e.g. CFD    long/short position,   securities               
                            increasing/reducing a                            
                             long/short position                             
                                                                             
N/A                                                                          

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class of   Product    Writing,   Number of  Exercise   Type    Expiry   Option 
relevant description purchasing, securities  price     e.g.     date    money  
security  e.g. call   selling,    to which  per unit American,          paid/  
           option      varying     option            European          received
                        etc.      relates              etc.            per unit
                                                                               
N/A                                                                            

(ii) Exercising

 Class of relevant       Product            Number of      Exercise price per
     security          description         securities             unit       
                     e.g. call option                                        
                                                                             
N/A                                                                          

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

Class of relevant    Nature of dealing          Details       Price per unit 
    security         e.g. subscription,                      (if applicable) 
                         conversion                                          
                                                                             
N/A                                                                          

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of
the offeror or offeree named in 1(b), copy table 2(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as
appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.

3. OTHER INFORMATION

(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or          
understanding, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may 
be an inducement to deal or refrain from dealing entered into by the exempt  
principal trader making the disclosure and any party to the offer or any     
person acting in concert with a party to the offer:                          
                                                                             
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"
                                                                             
None                                                                         

(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or
derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal,  
between the exempt principal trader making the disclosure and any other      
person relating to:                                                          
                                                                             
(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or        
                                                                             
(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant     
securities to which any derivative is referenced:                            
                                                                             
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"
                                                                             
None                                                                         

Date of disclosure:                    24th May 2011                         
                                                                             
Contact name:                          Reena Kolotia                         
                                                                             
Telephone number:                      +44 (0)20 7475 1995                   

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory
Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at 
monitoring@disclosure.org.uk . The Panel's Market Surveillance Unit is
available for consultation in relation to the Code's dealing disclosure
requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk .