METRO AG

  • WKN: BFB001
  • ISIN: DE000BFB0019
  • Land: Deutschland

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METRO AG: Release according to Article 40, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

METRO AG

28.06.2019 / 12:14
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The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


Notification of Major Holdings

1. Details of issuer
Name: METRO AG
Street: Metro-Straße 1
Postal code: 40235
City: Dusseldorf
Germany
Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 5299006EQ03K3SSUYS12

2. Reason for notification
X Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights
  Acquisition/disposal of instruments
  Change of breakdown of voting rights
X Other reason:
Exercise of option right

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
Natural person (first name, surname): Daniel Křetínský
Date of birth: 09 Jul 1975

4. Names of shareholder(s)
holding directly 3% or more voting rights, if different from 3.
EP Global Commerce GmbH
EP Global Commerce II GmbH

5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached:
27 Jun 2019

6. Total positions
  % of voting rights attached to shares
(total of 7.a.)
% of voting rights through instruments
(total of 7.b.1 + 7.b.2)
Total of both in %
(7.a. + 7.b.)
Total number of voting rights pursuant to Sec. 41 WpHG
New 17.52 % 15.20 % 32.71 % 360121736
Previous notification 12.13 % 20.59 % 32.71 % /

7. Details on total positions
a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec. 33, 34 WpHG)
ISIN Absolute In %
  Direct
(Sec. 33 WpHG)
Indirect
(Sec. 34 WpHG)
Direct
(Sec. 33 WpHG)
Indirect
(Sec. 34 WpHG)
DE000BFB0019 63085545 % 17.52 %
Total 63085545 17.52 %

b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 1 WpHG
Type of instrument Expiration or maturity date Exercise or conversion period Voting rights absolute Voting rights in %
Call option n/a n/a 54726393 15.20 %
    Total 54726393 15.20 %

b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 2 WpHG
Type of instrument Expiration or maturity date Exercise or conversion period Cash or physical settlement Voting rights absolute Voting rights in %
Irrevocable Undertaking n/a n/a Physical 54726393 15.20 %
      Total 54726393 15.20 %

8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation
  Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled nor does it control any other undertaking(s) that directly or indirectly hold(s) an interest in the (underlying) issuer (1.).
X Full chain of controlled undertakings starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity:

Name % of voting rights (if at least 3% or more) % of voting rights through instruments (if at least 5% or more) Total of both (if at least 5% or more)
Daniel Křetínský % % %
EP Global Commerce a.s. % % %
EP Global Commerce GmbH 8.52 % 15.20 % 23.71 %
 
Daniel Křetínský % % %
EP Global Commerce a.s. % % %
EP Global Commerce II GmbH 9.00 % % 9.00 %
 
Daniel Křetínský % % %
EP Global Commerce a.s. % % %
EP Global Commerce III GmbH % % %
EP Global Commerce IV GmbH % % %
EP Global Commerce V GmbH % % %
EP Global Commerce VI GmbH % 15.20 % 15.20 %

9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 34 para. 3 WpHG
(only in case of attribution of voting rights in accordance with Sec. 34 para. 1 sent. 1 No. 6 WpHG)

Date of general meeting:
Holding total positions after general meeting (6.) after annual general meeting:
Proportion of voting rights Proportion of instruments Total of both
% % %

10. Other explanatory remarks:
Call option and irrevocable undertaking (7.b.1 no. 1 and 7.b.2) relate to the same shares. Since the call option cannot be accepted for as long as obligation to transfer shares under irrevocable undertaking, both options are alternative to each other and the underlying shares will not be aggregated.  

Date
27 Jun 2019



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