Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, DE000BAY0017

Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, DE000BAY0017

04.12.2018 - 16:46:04

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

Notification of Major Holdings

1. Details of issuer Name: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft Street: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1 Postal code: 51373 City: LeverkusenGermany Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 549300J4U55H3WP1XT59 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 Legal entity: Ministry of Finance on behalf of the State of NorwayCity of registered office, country: Oslo, Norway 4. Names of shareholder(s) holding directly 3% or more voting rights, if different from 3.Norges Bank 5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached: 30 Nov 2018 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 3.01 % 0.13 % 3.14 % 932,551,964 Previous notification 2.92 % 0.13 % 3.06 % / 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) DE000BAY0017 0 28,041,037 0 % 3.01 % Total 28,041,037 3.01 % 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 % Shares of Loan (right to recall) N/A At any time 853,545 0.09 %     Total 853,545 0.09 % 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 % Contract for difference N/A At any time Cash 391,202 0.04 %       Total 391,202 0.04 % 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) State of Norway % % % Norges Bank 3.01 % % % 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:  Date03 Dec 2018

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