Stimmrechtsanteile: Merck KGaA: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

Donnerstag, 30.03.2017 17:25 von DGAP - Aufrufe: 412

DGAP Voting Rights Announcement: Merck KGaA Merck KGaA: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution 30.03.2017 / 17:20 Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


Notification of Major Holdings 1. Details of issuer
Merck KGaA Frankfurter Str. 250 64293 Darmstadt Germany
2. Reason for notification
  Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights
  Acquisition/disposal of instruments
  Change of breakdown of voting rights
X Other reason: Disaggregation pursuant to section 22a Securities Trading Act
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
Name: City and country of registered office:
Sun Life Finacial Inc. Toronto, Ontario Canada
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
24 March 2017
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 0.003 % 0.00 % 0.003 % 129242252
Previous notification 4.91 % n/a % n/a % /
7. Notified details of the resulting situation a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec.s 21, 22 WpHG)
ISIN absolute in %
  direct (Sec. 21 WpHG) indirect (Sec. 22 WpHG) direct (Sec. 21 WpHG) indirect (Sec. 22 WpHG)
DE0006599905 3818 % 0.003 %
Total 3818 0.003 %
b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 25 para. 1 No. 1 WpHG
Type of instrument Expiration or maturity date Exercise or conversion period Voting rights absolute Voting rights in %
%
    Total %
b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 25 para. 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 %
%
      Total %
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.).
X Full chain of controlled undertakings starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity:
Name % of voting rights (if at least held 3% or more) % of voting rights through instruments (if at least held 5% or more) Total of both (if at least held 5% or more)
Sun Life Financial Inc. % % %
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada % % %
SLF of Canada UK Limited % % %
Sun Life of Canada UK Holdings Limited % % %
SLFC Assurance (UK) Limited % % %
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (U.K.) Limited % % %
9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 22 para. 3 WpHG
Date of general meeting:
Holding position after general meeting: % (equals voting rights)
10. Other explanatory remarks:
Disclosure is made after a disaggregation notice. The investment managers of the group, Massachusetts Financial Services Company and its subsidiaries continue to hold a reportable position as published by the issuer on 21 July 2015. 

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Language: English
Company: Merck KGaA
Frankfurter Str. 250
64293 Darmstadt
Germany
Internet: www.merck.de
 
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