METRO AG: Release according to Article 40, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution
1. Details of issuer METRO AG Metro-Straße 1 40235 Dusseldorf 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:Condition precedent satisfied in relation to financial instruments. 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation Name: City and country of registered office: Mr Patrik Tká?,Date of birth: 03 Jun 1973 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: 04 Oct 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 10.91 % 20.59 % 31.50 % 360121736 Previous notification 3.61 % 27.89 % 31.50 % / 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) DE000BFB0019 39288887 % 10.91 % Total 39288887 10.91 % 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 % Call option 31.03.2019 n/a 54726393 15.20 % Total 54726393 15.20 % 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 Option 27.06.2019 n/a Physical 19410956 5.39 % Put Option 04.07.2019 n/a Physical 19410956 5.39 % Total 19410956 5.39 % 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) Patrik Tká? % % % Bermon94 a.s. % % % EP Global Commerce a.s. % % % EP Global Commerce GmbH 7.30 % 15.20 % 22.50 % Patrik Tká? % % % Bermon94 a.s. % % % EP Global Commerce a.s. % % % EP Global Commerce II GmbH 3.61 % 5.39 % 9.00 % 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:Call option and put option (nos. 1 and 2 of 7.b.2) relate to the same shares. Since the put option can only be exercised - suject to the relevant conditions precedent - in case the call option has not been exercised, both options are alternative to each other and the underlying share will not be aggregated.
05.10.2018 The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Archive at www.dgap.deLanguage: English Company: METRO AG Metro-Straße 1 40235 Dusseldorf
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