VARTA AG, DE000A0TGJ55

VARTA AG, DE000A0TGJ55

04.01.2022 - 18:54:09

VARTA 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 Name: VARTA AG Street: VARTA-Platz 1 Postal code: 73479 City: EllwangenGermany Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 529900E7KB95KOXBWP63 2. Reason for notification ? Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights ? Acquisition/disposal of instruments ? Change of breakdown of voting rights X Other reason:exercise of instruments 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation Legal entity: Morgan StanleyCity of registered office, country: Wilmington, Delaware, United 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: 30 Dec 2021 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 0.12 % 4.92 % 5.04 % 40421686 Previous notification 0.51 % 5.02 % 5.53 % / 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) DE000A0TGJ55 0 49133 0.00 % 0.12 % Total 49133 0.12 % 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 % Call Option 15.12.2023 at any time 50000 0.12 % Right of recall over securities lending agreements at any time at any time 1458450 3.61 % ? ? Total 1508450 3.73 % 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 % Retail Structured Product 29.12.2071 at any time Cash 13129 0.03 % Retail Structured Product - Note 04.11.2024 at any time Cash 2664 0.01 % Equity Swap From 25.03.2022 to 26.11.2024 at any time Cash 360599 0.89 % Compound Option 04.11.2024 at any time Cash 2835 0.01 % Put Option From 18.03.2022 to 16.12.2022 at any time Physical 101200 0.25 % ? ? ? Total 480427 1.19 % 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) Morgan Stanley % % % Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC % % % Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, Inc. % % % Morgan Stanley Capital Services LLC % % % - % % % Morgan Stanley % % % Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC % % % Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, Inc. % % % Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC % % % - % % % Morgan Stanley % % % Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc. % % % Morgan Stanley International Limited % % % Morgan Stanley Investments (UK) % % % Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc % % % - % % % Morgan Stanley % % % Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC % % % Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, Inc. % % % Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC % % % Prime Dealer Services Corp. % % % - % % % Morgan Stanley % % % Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc. % % % Morgan Stanley B.V. % % % 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:? Date04 Jan 2022

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