Hans Dieter Pötsch, a member of the board of management of Volkswagen AG, has joined the supervisory board of BASF Aktiengesellschaft. He was appointed by the district court of Ludwigshafen on March 2, 2004. The appointment was made necessary by the death of supervisory board member Helmut Werner. The supervisory board of BASF Aktiengesellschaft now once again complies with the requirements of German law.