VARTA AG, DE000A0TGJ55

VARTA AG, DE000A0TGJ55

11.01.2022 - 19:16:08

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 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 Legal entity: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.City of registered office, country: Wilmington, DE, 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: 07 Jan 2022 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 0.86 % 4.16 % 5.02 % 40421686 Previous notification 0.03 % 3.22 % 3.25 % / 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 347620 0 % 0.86 % Total 347620 0.86 % 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 % Right To Recall Open 671012 1.66 % Right Of Use Open 2396 0.01 % Call Option 17.06.2022 20628 0.05 % Swap 08.10.2027 115508 0.29 % Call Warrant 08.10.2027 81317 0.20 % ? ? Total 890861 2.20 % 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 % Put Option 20.12.2024 Physical 87720 0.22 % Swap 10.11.2031 Cash 390967 0.97 % Call Warrant 31.12.2030 Cash 312549 0.77 % ? ? ? Total 791236 1.96 % 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) The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. % % % GSAM Holdings LLC % % % Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. % % % - % % % The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. % % % Goldman Sachs Bank USA % % % Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE % % % - % % % The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. % % % Goldman Sachs (UK) L.L.C. % % % Goldman Sachs Group UK Limited % % % Goldman Sachs International Bank % % % - % % % The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. % % % Goldman, Sachs & Co. Wertpapier GmbH % % % - % % % The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. % % % Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC % % % - % % % The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. % % % Goldman Sachs (UK) L.L.C. % % % Goldman Sachs Group UK Limited % % % Goldman Sachs International % % % 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:? Date11 Jan 2022

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