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      January 27, 2009

      Continental AG: Change Rating Standard & Poor's

      Continental AG / MiscellaneousRelease of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted byDGAP - a company of EquityStory AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.----------------------------------------------------------------------Standard & Poor's Ratings Services informed the Company today that it haslowered its long-term corporate credit rating on Continental AG to BB fromBBB-. The A-3 short-term corporate credit rating on the group was loweredto B. The outlook is negative. At the same time, the ratings were removedfrom CreditWatch where they had been placed with negative implications onDec. 15, 2008.27.01.2009 Financial News transmitted by DGAP---------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: EnglishIssuer: Continental AG Vahrenwalder Straße 9 30165 Hannover DeutschlandPhone: +49 (0)511 938-1068Fax: +49 (0)511 938-1080E-mail: ir@conti.deInternet: www.conti.deISIN: DE0005439004WKN: 543900Indices: MDAXListed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Hannover, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Luxembourg; Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München; Terminbörse EUREX; Foreign Exchange(s) SWX End of News DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------