PTA-PVR: Erste Group Bank AG: Release according to art. 93 section 2 BörseG

Montag, 19.09.2016 12:15

Announcement according to article 93 section 2 BörseG

Vienna (pta017/19.09.2016/12:15) - Release of Announcement according to art. 93 section 2 BörseG

Notification of Major Holdings

1. Issuer:
Erste Group Bank AG, Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Wien, Austria

2. Reason for notification:
Acquisition / disposal of shares with voting rights
Acquisition / disposal of instruments

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
Name: BlackRock, Inc.
City and country of registered office: Wilmington, USA - United States

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
15.09.2016

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 on the date on which threshold was crossed / reached 3.88 0.24 4.12 429,800,000
Position of previous notification 3,83 0,13 3,95

7. Notified details of the resulting situation

7.a. Voting rights attached to shares

ISIN code absolute direct (Sec 91 BörseG) absolute indirect (Sec 92 BörseG) in % direct (Sec 91 BörseG) in % indirect (Sec 92 BörseG)
AT0000652011 0 16,660,459 0.00 3.88
Total: 16,660,459 3.88

7.b.1. Financial / Other Instruments pursuant to Sec. 91a para. 1 No. 1 BörseG

Type of instrument Expiration Date Exercise Period Voting Rights Absolute Voting Rights in %
Securities Lent N/A N/A 576,500 0.13
Total: 576,500 0.13

7.b.2 Financial / Other Instruments pursuant to Sec. 91a para. 1 No. 3 BörseG

Type of instrument Expiration Date Exercise Period Physical /Cash Settlement Voting Rights Absolute Voting Rights in %
CFD N/A N/A Cash 464,044 0.11
Total: 464,044 0.11

8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial/other instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity.

No. Name Directly controlled by No. Shares held directly (%) Financial/other instruments held directly (%) Total of both (%)
1 BlackRock, Inc.
2 Trident Merger, LLC 1
3 BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 2
4 BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc. 1
5 BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 4
6 BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC 5
7 BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC 6
8 BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc. 7
9 BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 8
10 BlackRock Fund Advisors 8
11 BlackRock Capital Holdings, Inc. 5
12 BlackRock Advisors, LLC 11
13 BlackRock Capital Management, Inc. 12
14 BlackRock International Holdings, Inc. 5
15 BR Jersey International Holdings L.P. 14
16 BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd. 15
17 BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 16
18 BlackRock Asia-Pac Holdco, LLC 16
19 BlackRock HK Holdco Limited 18
20 BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 19
21 BlackRock Cayco Limited 19
22 BlackRock Trident Holding Company Limited 21
23 BlackRock Japan Holdings GK 22
24 BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 23
25 BlackRock Australia Holdco Pty. Ltd. 15
26 BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 25
27 BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC 15
28 BlackRock Canada Holdings LP 27
29 BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC 28
30 BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 29
31 BlackRock Group Limited 15
32 BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 31
33 BlackRock International Limited 31
34 BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 31
35 BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 31
36 BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 35

9. In case of proxy voting

Date of general meeting: N/A

10. Additional Information
The disclosure obligation arose due to total holding in voting rights for BlackRock, Inc. going above 4%.

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emitter: Erste Group Bank AG
address: Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Wien
country: Austria
contact person: Thomas Sommerauer / Gerald Krames
phone: +43 (0)5 0100 - 17326
e-mail: thomas.sommerauer@erstegroup.com
website: www.erstegroup.com

ISIN(s): AT0000652011 (share)
stock exchanges: official trade in Vienna
other stock exchanges: Bucharest Stock Exchange, Prague Stock Exchange

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