Filed by Fresenius Medical Care Aktiengesellschaft,
               Commision File No. 001-14444, pursuant to Rules 165 and 425 under
                        the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Rule 13e-4(c)
                          under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

This filing consists of a press release issued by Fresenius Medical Care AG on
January 4, 2006 in connection with its announcement of a proposed conversion of
its outstanding preference shares into ordinary shares and transformation of the
legal form of Fresenius Medical Care AG.

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                             Fresenius Medical Care

Investor News                                   Fresenius Medical Care AG
                                                Investor Relations
                                                Else-Kroner-Str. 1
                                                D-61352 Bad Homburg


                                                Oliver Maier
                                                Phone:   + 49 6172 609 2601
                                                Fax:     + 49 6172 609 2301

                                                North America:

                                                Heinz Schmidt
                                                Phone:     + 1 781 402 9000
                                                                 Ext.: 4518
                                                Fax:       + 1 781 402 9741


                                                January 4, 2006

               Share Conversion Offer to Start on January 6, 2006.
                            Offer period of 4 weeks.

Bad Homburg, Germany - January 4, 2006 - Fresenius Medical Care ("the Company")
(Frankfurt Stock Exchange: FME - ISIN: DE0005785802, FME3 - ISIN: DE0005785836)
(NYSE: FMS, FMS-p), the world's largest provider of Dialysis Products and
Services, today announced that the preference share conversion offer will start
on January 6, 2006. All preference shareholders, including holders of preference
shares represented by American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") will have the
opportunity to convert their preference shares into ordinary shares on a 1:1
basis accompanied by payment of a conversion premium of (euro)9.75 per
preference share to the Company in a period of four weeks ending February 3,
2006, subject to extension. The share conversion and transformation of the legal
form of the Company into a KGaA are expected to be completed during February

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The conversion offer is being conducted through two offers - a German offer and
a U.S. offer open to all preference shareholders resident in the U.S. and all
ADS holders. All terms and conditions of the conversion offers are detailed in
the German prospectus, which is also available for download from our webpage
(, and the U.S. prospectus, which will be mailed to U.S. resident
shareholders and ADS holders. Additional copies of the German prospectus may be
obtained from the Company or from Deutsche Bank AG; additional copies of the
U.S. prospectus may be obtained from D.F. King & Co., Inc., the Information
Agent for the U.S. offer.


Fresenius Medical Care AG is the world's largest, integrated provider of
products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis because of chronic
kidney failure, a condition that affects more than 1,300,000 individuals
worldwide. Through its network of approximately 1,670 dialysis clinics in North
America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, Fresenius Medical Care
provides dialysis treatment to approximately 130,400 patients around the globe.
Fresenius Medical Care is also the world's leading provider of dialysis products
such as hemodialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposable products. For
more information about Fresenius Medical Care visit the Company's website at

The conversion offer may be made in the United States only by prospectus. The
conversion offer has not yet commenced. When the conversion offer commences,
each United States resident preference shareholder of Fresenius Medical Care AG
should read the prospectus when it becomes available because it will contain
important information about the conversion offer. Fresenius Medical Care
preference shareholders can obtain the U.S. prospectus and other documents that
are filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's web site
at Preference shareholders may also obtain copies of the
prospectus and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
for free by contacting Fresenius Medical Care when the documents become

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This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to various
risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those
described in these forward-looking statements due to certain factors, including
changes in business, economic and competitive conditions, regulatory reforms,
foreign exchange rate fluctuations, uncertainties in litigation or investigative
proceedings, and the availability of financing. These and other risks and
uncertainties are detailed in Fresenius Medical Care AG's reports filed with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Fresenius Medical Care AG does not
undertake any responsibility to update the forward-looking statements in this

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