Daimler AG, DE0007100000

Daimler AG, DE0007100000

13.04.2018 - 08:43:07

Daimler AG: 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 Daimler AG Mercedesstrasse 137 70327 Stuttgart Germany 2. Reason for notification X Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights X 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: Bank of America Corporation Wilmington, DEUnited States of America (USA) 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: 06 Apr 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 of issuer Resulting situation 2.59 % 12.34 % 14.93 % 1069837447 Previous notification 2.66 % 12.39 % 15.05 % / 7. Notified details of the resulting situation a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec.s 33, 34 WpHG) ISIN absolute in %   direct (Sec. 33 WpHG) indirect (Sec. 34 WpHG) direct (Sec. 33 WpHG) indirect (Sec. 34 WpHG) DE0007100000 27617751 % 2.58 % US2338252073 61091 % 0.01 % Total 27678842 2.59 % b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 38 para. 1 No. 1 WpHG Type of instrument Expiration or maturity date Exercise or conversion period Voting rights absolute Voting rights in % Rights to Recall N/A N/A 1442288 0.13 % Rights of Use N/A N/A 67729 0.01 % Call Options 24/02/2020 - 24/02/2022 N/A 103619340 9.69 % Call Options 18/05/2018 - 17/12/2021 N/A 2293843 0.21 % Call Options 24/02/2020 - 24/02/2022 N/A 103619340 9.69 %     Total 107423200 10.04 % b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 38 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 % Call Options 24/02/2020 - 24/02/2022 N/A Cash 15037910 1.41 % Call Options 18/12/2020 - 05/03/2021 N/A Cash 2621109 0.25 % Put Options 15/06/2018 - 17/12/2021 N/A Physical 2061000 0.19 % Put Options 18/12/2020 - 05/03/2021 N/A Cash 2688319 0.25 % Single Stock Futures 15/06/2018 - 21/12/2018 N/A Cash 1098771 0.10 % Swaps 16/05/2018 - 15/02/2023 N/A Cash 1072518 0.10 % Put Options 24/02/2020 - 24/02/2022 N/A Physical 103619340 9.69 % Put Options 24/02/2020 - 24/02/2022 N/A Physical 103619340 9.69 %       Total 24579627 2.30 % 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) Bank of America Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % NB Holdings Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % BAC North America Holding Company N/A % N/A % N/A % BANA Holding Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % Bank of America, National Association N/A % 9.70 % 9.71 %   Bank of America Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % NB Holdings Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % BofAML Jersey Holdings Limited N/A % N/A % N/A % BofAML EMEA Holdings 2 Limited N/A % N/A % N/A % ML UK Capital Holdings Limited N/A % N/A % N/A % Merrill Lynch International N/A % N/A % 5.18 %   Bank of America Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % NB Holdings Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % BAC North America Holding Company N/A % N/A % N/A % BANA Holding Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % Bank of America, National Association N/A % 9.70 % 9.71 % Managed Account Advisors LLC N/A % N/A % N/A %   Bank of America Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % NB Holdings Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % BAC North America Holding Company N/A % N/A % N/A % BANA Holding Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % Bank of America, National Association N/A % 9.70 % 9.71 % U.S. Trust Company of Delaware N/A % N/A % N/A %   Bank of America Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % NB Holdings Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % BAC North America Holding Company N/A % N/A % N/A % Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated N/A % N/A % N/A %   Bank of America Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % NB Holdings Corporation N/A % N/A % N/A % BAC North America Holding Company N/A % N/A % N/A % Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated N/A % N/A % N/A % Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp. N/A % N/A % N/A % 9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 34 para. 3 WpHGDate of general meeting: Holding position after general meeting: % (equals voting rights) 10. Other explanatory remarks:Ad 7.b/8

The put and call options amounting to a percentage of 9.69% each were not aggregated as they relate to a collar transaction and a back-to-back collar transaction, respectively, under which, on a consolidated basis, Bank of America Corporation can acquire 9.69% of the voting rights in Daimler AG (or receive an equivalent amount in cash) only once. 

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