DIC Asset AG: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution
DIC Asset AG / Release of an announcement according to Article 27a Section 1 of the WpHG
Dissemination of a Voting Rights announcement, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG.
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On September 18, 2009 DICP Capital SE, Munich, Germany, informed us pursuant to Article 21 Section 1 WpHG that on September 17, 2009 its voting rights in DIC Asset AG, Frankfurt am Main, inter alia exceeded the threshold of 10% and on that date amounted to 39.37% (equivalent 12,342,634 voting rights). Thereof 39.37% of the voting rights (equivalent 12,342,634 voting rights) are attributed to DICP Capital SE pursuant to Article 22 Section 1 Sentence 1 No. 1 WpHG. The attribution is conducted via DIC ML GmbH, DIC Opportunity Fund GmbH, Deutsche Immobilien Chancen AG & Co. KGaA, Deutsche Immobilien Chancen Beteiligungs AG, DIC Grund- und Beteiligungs GmbH and DIC Capital Partners (Europe) GmbH, which are companies controlled by DICP Capital SE and whose voting rights in DIC Asset AG, Frankfurt am Main, respectively amount to 3% or more.
In addition against such background, DICP Capital SE, Munich, Germany, informed us pursuant to Article 27a Section 1 WpHG as follows:
a) The acquisition of voting rights in DIC Asset AG solely results from the attribution of voting rights pursuant to Article 22 Section 1 Sentence 1 No. 1 WpHG. The acquisition is not intended to realize trading profits. b) DICP Capital SE does not intend to obtain further voting rights in DIC Asset AG by acquisition or in any other way within the next 12 months except from the opportunity of participation in corporate action. c) Apart from the exercise of voting rights in the general meeting of DIC Asset AG DICP Capital SE does not intend to influence the composition of the administrative, management and/or the supervisory bodies of DIC Asset AG.
d) DICP Capital SE does not intend to reduce the equity-to-assets ratio of DIC Asset AG.
The acquisition of voting rights was carried out by the contribution of shares of DIC Capital Partners (Europe) GmbH in DICP Capital SE. The voting rights are solely attributed to DICP Capital SE pursuant to Article 22 Section 1 Sentence 1 No. 1 WpHG. Concerning the source of funds for the acquisition of voting rights DICP Capital SE neither used debt nor equity capital.
Frankfurt am Main, October 2009
DIC Asset AG
19.10.2009 financial News transmitted by DGAP
Company: DIC Asset AG
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