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 Other reason: 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation Name: City and country of registered office: RWEB GmbH & Co. KG Dortmund Germany 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 2.70 % 0 % 2.70 % 575745499 Previous notification 14.18 % 0 % 14.18 % / 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 15552635 % 2.70 % Total 15552635 2.70 % 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 % 8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation 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.). X 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) RWEB GmbH & Co. KG % % % RWEB GmbH % % % 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:Originally, RWEB GmbH & Co. KG, KEB Holding AG and RW Holding AG were shareholders of RWEB GmbH, which held 81,638,660 common shares in RWE AG. Due to the termination of a securities lending, the number of common shares held reduced by 3,980,857 to 77,657,803. Due to their shareholding in RWEB GmbH , KEB Holding AG (32,852,693) and RW Holding AG (29,252,475) contributed common shares into RWEB GmbH, which had to be retransferred in case of a withdrawal as a shareholder in RWEB GmbH. KEB Holding AG and RW Holding AG withdrew as a shareholder from RWEB GmbH and, therefore, RWEB GmbH transferred the contributed RWE AG common shares to KEB Holding AG and RW Holding AG on 22 June 2017. As a result, the RWE AG common shares been held by RWEB GmbH reduced from 77,657,803 by 32,852,693 and 29,252,475 to 15,552,635. After the withdrawal of KEB Holding AG and RW Holding AG as shareholders, RWEB GmbH & Co. KG is the sole shareholder and owner of all voting rights in RWEB GmbH.
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