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

Mittwoch, 21.09.2016 10:10

Announcement according to article 93 section 2 BörseG

Vienna (pta020/21.09.2016/10:10) - 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

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
19.09.2016

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 3.70 0.28 3.99 429,800,000
Position of previous notification 3,88 0,24 4,12

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 15,919,604 0.00 3.70
Total: 15,919,604 3.70

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 693,608 0.16
Total: 693,608 0.16

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 520,515 0.12
Total: 520,515 0.12

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.).

No. Name Directly controlled by No. Shares held directly (%) Financial/other instruments held directly (%) Total of both (%)

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 below 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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