RWE Aktiengesellschaft: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution
1. Details of issuer RWE Aktiengesellschaft Huyssenallee 2 45128 Essen Germany 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 financial instruments 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation Name: City and country of registered office: RW Holding AG i. L. DüsseldorfGermany 4. Names of shareholder(s) holding directly 3% or more voting rights, if different from 3. 5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached: 22 Jun 2017 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 of issuer Resulting situation 5.08 % 0 % 5.08 % 575745499 Previous notification 0.001 % 5.08 % 5.08 % / 7. Notified details of the resulting situation a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec.s 21, 22 WpHG) ISIN absolute in % direct (Sec. 21 WpHG) indirect (Sec. 22 WpHG) direct (Sec. 21 WpHG) indirect (Sec. 22 WpHG) DE0007037129 29252475 0 5.08 % 0 % Total 29252475 5.08 % b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 25 para. 1 No. 1 WpHG Type of instrument Expiration or maturity date Exercise or conversion period Voting rights absolute Voting rights in % % Total % b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 25 para. 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 % % Total 0 % 8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligationX Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled and does itself not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer (1.). Full chain of controlled undertakings starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity: Name % of voting rights (if at least held 3% or more) % of voting rights through instruments (if at least held 5% or more) Total of both (if at least held 5% or more) 9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 22 para. 3 WpHGDate of general meeting: Holding position after general meeting: % (equals voting rights) 10. Other explanatory remarks:RW Holding AG (in liquidation) originally directly held 8,421 RWE AG shares which have been disposed of on 1 June 2017. RW Holding AG (in liquidation) was a shareholder of RWEB GmbH and due to the shareholding contributed 29,252,475 additional RWE AG shares into RWEB GmbH. According to the articles of association of RWEB GmbH, RWE AG shares contributed to the company had to be retransferred to RW Holding AG (in liquidation) in case of RW Holding AG (in Liquidation) withdrawing as a shareholder of RWEB GmbH. RW Holding AG in liquidation withdrew as a shareholder of RWEB GmbH and, therefore, RWEB GmbH transferred 29,252,475 RWE AG common shares to RW Holding AG (in liquidation) on 22 June 2017.
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Company: RWE Aktiengesellschaft Huyssenallee 2 45128 Essen
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