Voting rights announcements in accordance with the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

Pursuant to Sec. 21, Para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), anyone whose share of a domestic issuer’s voting rights equals, exceeds or falls below 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, 50% or 75% as a result of a purchase or sale or by any other means is obliged to notify the issuer and simultaneously the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) that they have achieved, exceeded or fallen below the aforementioned thresholds immediately or within no more than four trading days. Pursuant to Sec. 25 and Sec. 25a of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), similar notification obligations apply to holders of financial instruments if the aforementioned thresholds have been exceeded with exception of the 3% threshold.

In accordance with Sec. 26 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), we are obliged to publish such notices immediately or within no more than three trading days from the receipt of the notification.

Contact for voting rights notifications

Please send any voting rights notifications by fax to:
+49 201 12 12 25404.