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Part of the audited Consolidated Financial Statements and Management´s Analysis

Supervisory Board

In accordance with the statutes, the Supervisory Board of BASF SE comprises 12 members. Until the entry of the conversion from BASF Aktiengesellschaft into the legal form of a European company (SE) in the commercial register on January 14, 2008, the Supervisory Board of BASF Aktiengesellschaft comprised 20 members. The term of all supervisory board members of BASF Aktiengesellschaft ended with the entry of the conversion in the commercial register. Based on Section 35 (1) of the German Act on the Involvement of Employees in a European Company (SE Involvement Act - SEBG), BASF SE is following the principle of parity between shareholder representatives and employee representatives already applied for the constitution of the Supervisory Board of BASF Aktiengesellschaft. The six shareholder representatives were elected at the Annual Meeting on April 26, 2007 within the decision on the conversion into an SE. By way of deviation from Section 40 (2) of the Council Regulation (EC) No. 2157/2001, the six employee representatives are not elected by the Annual Meeting, but appointed by the representative body of the employees, the BASF Europa Betriebsrat, according to the Agreement Concerning the Involvement of Employees in BASF SE concluded within the conversion procedure based on Section 21 ff. SEBG. The employee representatives on the first Supervisory Board of BASF SE have been appointed directly by the Agreement Concerning the Involvement of Employees in BASF SE and are, except for Mr. Ralf Sikorski, members of the Supervisory Board with effect from January 14, 2008 (day of entry of BASF SE in the commercial register of the Ludwigshafen district court). Mr. Ralf Sikorski was appointed directly by the Agreement Concerning the Involvement of Employees in BASF SE on May 31, 2008 as the substitute member of the Supervisory Board for Mr. Ulrich Küppers, who resigned on May 30, 2008. The term of office of all members of the first Supervisory Board of BASF SE terminates upon the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of BASF SE to be held in 2009.

MEMBERS OF THE FIRST SUPERVISORY BOARD OF BASF SE

PROF. DR. JÜRGEN STRUBE,  Mannheim, Germany
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE
Former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Supervisory board memberships (excluding internal memberships): Allianz Deutschland AG (supervisory board member) Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (supervisory board deputy chairman) Bertelsmann AG (supervisory board deputy chairman) Commerzbank AG (supervisory board member until May 15, 2008) Fuchs Petrolub AG (supervisory board chairman) Hapag-Lloyd AG (supervisory board member) Linde AG (supervisory board member until June 3, 2008)

MICHAEL DIEKMANN,  Munich, Germany
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE
Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE
Supervisory board memberships (excluding internal memberships): Linde AG (supervisory board deputy chairman) Lufthansa AG (supervisory board member until April 29, 2008) Siemens AG (supervisory board member since January 24, 2008)
Internal memberships as defined in Section 100 (2) of the German Stock Corporation Act: Allianz Deutschland AG (supervisory board chairman) Allianz Global Investors AG (supervisory board chairman) Dresdner Bank AG (supervisory board chairman until January 12, 2009)
Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies: Assurances Générales de France (member of the administrative council) Allianz S.p.A. (member of the administrative council)

ROBERT OSWALD, Altrip, Germany
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE
Chairman of the works council of the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE and chairman of the joint works council of the BASF Group

RALF-GERD BASTIAN, Neuhofen, Germany
Member of the works council of the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE

WOLFGANG DANIEL, Limburgerhof, Germany
Deputy chairman of the works council of the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE

PROF. DR. FRANÇOIS DIEDERICH, Zurich, Switzerland
Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

FRANZ FEHRENBACH, Stuttgart, Germany
Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH
Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies: Robert Bosch Corporation (Member of the board of directors)

DR. TESSEN VON HEYDEBRECK, Berlin, Germany
Former Member of the Board of Managing Directors of Deutsche Bank AG
Supervisory board memberships (excluding internal memberships): DWS Investment GmbH (supervisory board deputy chairman) Vattenfall Europa AG (supervisory board member since June 16, 2008) Dussmann Verwaltungs AG (supervisory board member since January 1, 2009)
Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies: Deutsche Bank OOO (supervisory board chairman) Deutsche Bank Polska S.A. (supervisory board chairman) Deutsche Bank Rt. Budapest (supervisory board chairman until May 28, 2008)

MAX DIETRICH KLEY, Heidelberg, Germany
Lawyer
Former Deputy Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Supervisory board memberships (excluding internal memberships): HeidelbergCement AG (supervisory board member) Infineon Technologies AG (supervisory board chairman) Schott AG (supervisory board member) SGL Carbon AG (supervisory board chairman)
Comparable German and non-German controlling bodies: Unicredito Italiano S.p.A. (member of the Board of Directors)

DENISE SCHELLEMANS, Kalmthout, Belgium
Full time trade union delegate

RALF SIKORSKI, Wiesbaden, Germany (since May 31, 2008)
Regional manager of the Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland branch of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union
Supervisory board memberships (excluding internal memberships): Villeroy & Boch AG (supervisory board member since April 8, 2008) Villeroy & Boch Fliesen GmbH (supervisory board member since April 8, 2008) Evonik Power Saar GmbH (supervisory board deputy chairman since May 14, 2008) Evonik New Energies GmbH (supervisory board deputy chairman since May 14, 2008)

MICHAEL VASSILIADIS, Hemmingen, Germany
Member of the Central Board of Executive Directors of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union
Supervisory board memberships (excluding internal memberships): K+S AG (supervisory board deputy chairman) K+S Kali GmbH (supervisory board deputy chairman) Henkel KGaA (supervisory board member) Evonik Steag GmbH (supervisory board deputy chairman)

Resigned from the Supervisory Board on May 30, 2008:

ULRICH KÜPPERS, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Member of Management of Treuhandstelle für Bergmannswohnstätten im rheinisch-westfälischen Steinkohlenbezirk GmbH

Until the entry of the conversion from BASF Aktiengesellschaft into an SE in the commercial register on January 14, 2008, the Supervisory Board of BASF Aktiengesellschaft comprised 20 members, half of which were elected by the Annual Meeting and the other half by the employees.

PROF. DR. JÜRGEN STRUBE, Mannheim, Germany
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

ROBERT OSWALD, Altrip, Germany
Supervisory board deputy chairman

RALF-GERD BASTIAN, Neuhofen, Germany
Member of the works council of the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE

WOLFGANG DANIEL, Limburgerhof, Germany
Deputy chairman of the works council of the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE

PROF. DR. FRANÇOIS DIEDERICH, Zurich, Switzerland
Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

MICHAEL DIEKMANN, Munich, Germany
Chairman of the Board of Management of Allianz SE

DR. TESSEN VON HEYDEBRECK, Berlin, Germany
Former Member of the Board of Managing Directors of Deutsche Bank AG

ARTHUR KELLY, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Managing Partner of KEL Enterprises L. P.

ROLF KLEFFMANN, Wehrbleck, Germany
Chairman at the Employee Council of Erdölwerke Barnstorf der Wintershall Holding AG

MAX DIETRICH KLEY, Heidelberg, Germany
Lawyer

PROF. DR. RENATE KÖCHER, Allensbach, Germany
Managing Director of the ‘Institut für Demoskopie Allensbach’, Gesellschaft zum Studium der öffentlichen Meinung mbH

EVA KRAUT, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Chairman of the works council of BASF IT Services GmbH, Betrieb Ludwigshafen

ULRICH KÜPPERS, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Member of Management of Treuhandstelle für Bergmannswohnstätten im rheinisch-westfälischen Steinkohlenbezirk GmbH

KONRAD MANTEUFFEL, Bensheim, Germany
Member of the works council of the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE

HANS DIETER PÖTSCH, Wolfsburg, Germany
Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG

PROF. DR. HERMANN SCHOLL, Stuttgart, Germany
Chairman of the Supervisory Council of Robert Bosch GmbH and Managing Director of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG

RALF SIKORSKI, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Regional manager of the Ludwigshafen branch Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union

ROBERT STUDER, Zurich, Switzerland
Former Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Union Bank of Switzerland

MICHAEL VASSILIADIS, Hemmingen, Germany
Member of the Central Board of Executive Directors of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union

DR. FRIEDRICH WIRSING, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Plant manager of the Ludwigshafen site of BASF SE

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