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

2014-01-20

KION GROUP AG 20.01.2014 11:31 Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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Release according to Section 26 para. (1) of the Wertpapierhandelsgesetz (WpHG - the German Securities Trading Act) with the Aim of a Europe-wide distribution Release according to Section 26 para. (1) WpHG Notifications of voting rights pursuant to Sections 25 para. (1), 25a para. (1) WpHG On January 15, 2014 we received the following notification pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 1. Issuer: KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Strasse 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany 2. Notifying party: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA 3. 3.1 Reason for notification: Acquisition/Disposal 3.2 Manner of threshold contact: Falling below threshold 4. Notification thresholds affected: 75% 5. Date threshold is crossed or reached: January 9, 2014 6. Reportable share of voting rights: 70.71% (corresponds to 69,927,534 voting rights) calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 98,900,000 7. Further information on the share of voting rights: 7.1 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 0.01% (corresponds to 8,543 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 0.01% (corresponds to 8,543 voting rights) 7.2 Share of voting rights pursuant to Sections 21 and 22 WpHG: 70.70% (corresponds to 69,918,991 voting rights) 8. Further information on (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 8.1 Chain of controlled companies: Goldman, Sachs & Co. 8.2 Type of financial instrument: Stock loan (physical) Maturity date: n/a Expiration date: open On January 15, 2014 we further received the following notification pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 1. Issuer: KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Strasse 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany 2. Notifying party: Goldman, Sachs & Co., New York, New York, USA 3. 3.1 Reason for notification: Acquisition/Disposal 3.2 Manner of threshold contact: Falling below threshold 4. Notification thresholds affected: 75% 5. Date threshold is crossed or reached: January 9, 2014 6. Reportable share of voting rights: 70.25% (corresponds to 69,474,166 voting rights) calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 98,900,000 7. Further information on the share of voting rights: 7.1 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 0.01% (corresponds to 8,543 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) 7.2 Share of voting rights pursuant to Sections 21 and 22 WpHG: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) 8. Further information on (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 8.1 Chain of controlled companies: n/a 8.2 Type of financial instrument: Stock loan (physical) Maturity date: n/a Expiration date: open On January 15, 2014, we further received the following notification pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 1. Issuer: KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany 2. Notifying party: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA 3. 3.1 Reason for notification: Acquisition/Disposal 3.2 Manner of threshold contact: Falling below threshold 4. Notification thresholds affected: 75% 5. Date threshold is crossed or reached: January 9, 2014 6. Reportable share of voting rights: 70.71% (corresponds to 69,927,534 voting rights) calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 98,900,000 7. Further information on the share of voting rights: 7.1 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) 7.2 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 0.01% (corresponds to 8,543 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 0.01% (corresponds to 8,543 voting rights) 7.3 Share of voting rights pursuant to Sections 21 and 22 WpHG: 70.70% (corresponds to 69,918,991 voting rights) 8. Further information on (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 8.1 Chain of controlled companies: Goldman, Sachs & Co.; GS Advisors V, L.L.C.; GS Capital Partners V Offshore, L.P.; GS Capital Partners V GmbH & Co. KG; GS Capital Partners V Employee Funds GP, L.L.C.; GS Capital Partners V Employee Fund, L.P.; GS Advisors V AIV, Ltd.; GSCP V AIV, L.P.; GS Capital Partners V Institutional, L.P.; Superlift Holding S.à r.l. 8.2 Description of the (financial/other) instrument: Right of first offer Maturity date: n/a Expiration date: n/a On January 15, 2014, we further received the following notification pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 1. Issuer: KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany 2. Notifying party: Goldman, Sachs & Co., New York, New York, USA 3. 3.1 Reason for notification: Acquisition/Disposal 3.2 Manner of threshold contact: Falling below threshold 4. Notification thresholds affected: 75% 5. Date threshold is crossed or reached: January 9, 2014 6. Reportable share of voting rights: 70.25% (corresponds to 69,474,166 voting rights) calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 98,900,000 7. Further information on the share of voting rights: 7.1 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) 7.2 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 0.01% (corresponds to 8,543 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) 7.3 Share of voting rights pursuant to Sections 21 and 22 WpHG: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) 8. Further information on (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 8.1 Chain of controlled companies: GS Advisors V, L.L.C.; GS Capital Partners V Offshore, L.P.; GS Capital Partners V GmbH & Co. KG; Superlift Holding S.à r.l. 8.2 Description of the (financial/other) instrument: Right of first offer Maturity date: n/a Expiration date: n/a On January 15, 2014, we further received the following notification pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 1. Issuer: KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany 2. Notifying party: GS Capital Partners V Employee Funds GP, L.L.C., Wilmington, Delaware, USA 3. 3.1 Reason for notification: Acquisition/Disposal 3.2 Manner of threshold contact: Falling below threshold 4. Notification thresholds affected: 75% 5. Date threshold is crossed or reached: January 9, 2014 6. Reportable share of voting rights: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 98,900,000 7. Further information on the share of voting rights: 7.1 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) 7.2 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) 7.3 Share of voting rights pursuant to Sections 21 and 22 WpHG: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) 8. Further information on (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 8.1 Chain of controlled companies: GS Capital Partners V Employee Fund, L.P.; Superlift Holding S.à r.l. 8.2 Description of the (financial/other) instrument: Right of first offer Maturity date: n/a Expiration date: n/a On January 15, 2014, we further received the following notification pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 1. Issuer: KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany 2. Notifying party: GS Advisors V, L.L.C., Wilmington, Delaware, USA 3. 3.1 Reason for notification: Acquisition/Disposal 3.2 Manner of threshold contact: Falling below threshold 4. Notification thresholds affected: 75% 5. Date threshold is crossed or reached: January 9, 2014 6. Reportable share of voting rights: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 98,900,000 7. Further information on the share of voting rights: 7.1 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) 7.2 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) 7.3 Share of voting rights pursuant to Sections 21 and 22 WpHG: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) 8. Further information on (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 8.1 Chain of controlled companies: GS Capital Partners V Offshore, L.P.; GS Capital Partners V GmbH & Co. KG; Superlift Holding S.à r.l. 8.2 Description of the (financial/other) instrument: Right of first offer Maturity date: n/a Expiration date: n/a On January 15, 2014, we further received the following notification pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 1. Issuer: KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany 2. Notifying party: GS Advisors V AIV, Ltd., George Town, Cayman Islands 3. 3.1 Reason for notification: Acquisition/Disposal 3.2 Manner of threshold contact: Falling below threshold 4. Notification thresholds affected: 75% 5. Date threshold is crossed or reached: January 9, 2014 6. Reportable share of voting rights: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 98,900,000 7. Further information on the share of voting rights: 7.1 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) 7.2 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) 7.3 Share of voting rights pursuant to Sections 21 and 22 WpHG: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) 8. Further information on (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 8.1 Chain of controlled companies: GSCP V AIV, L.P.; GS Capital Partners V Institutional, L.P.; Superlift Holding S.à r.l. 8.2 Description of the (financial/other) instrument: Right of first offer Maturity date: n/a Expiration date: n/a On January 15, 2014, we further received the following notification pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 1. Issuer: KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany 2. Notifying party: GS Capital Partners V Employee Fund, L.P., Wilmington, Delaware, USA 3. 3.1 Reason for notification: Acquisition/Disposal 3.2 Manner of threshold contact: Falling below threshold 4. Notification thresholds affected: 75% 5. Date threshold is crossed or reached: January 9, 2014 6. Reportable share of voting rights: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 98,900,000 7. Further information on the share of voting rights: 7.1 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) 7.2 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) 7.3 Share of voting rights pursuant to Sections 21 and 22 WpHG: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) 8. Further information on (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 8.1 Chain of controlled companies: Superlift Holding S.à r.l. 8.2 Description of the (financial/other) instrument: Right of first offer Maturity date: n/a Expiration date: n/a On January 15, 2014, we further received the following notification pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 1. Issuer: KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany 2. Notifying party: GS Capital Partners V Offshore, L.P., George Town, Cayman Islands 3. 3.1 Reason for notification: Acquisition/Disposal 3.2 Manner of threshold contact: Falling below threshold 4. Notification thresholds affected: 75% 5. Date threshold is crossed or reached: January 9, 2014 6. Reportable share of voting rights: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 98,900,000 7. Further information on the share of voting rights: 7.1 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) 7.2 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) 7.3 Share of voting rights pursuant to Sections 21 and 22 WpHG: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) 8. Further information on (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 8.1 Chain of controlled companies: Superlift Holding S.à r.l. 8.2 Description of the (financial/other) instrument: Right of first offer Maturity date: n/a Expiration date: n/a On January 15, 2014, we further received the following notification pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 1. Issuer: KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany 2. Notifying party: GS Capital Partners V GmbH & Co. KG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 3. 3.1 Reason for notification: Acquisition/Disposal 3.2 Manner of threshold contact: Falling below threshold 4. Notification thresholds affected: 75% 5. Date threshold is crossed or reached: January 9, 2014 6. Reportable share of voting rights: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 98,900,000 7. Further information on the share of voting rights: 7.1 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) 7.2 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) 7.3 Share of voting rights pursuant to Sections 21 and 22 WpHG: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) 8. Further information on (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 8.1 Chain of controlled companies: Superlift Holding S.à r.l. 8.2 Description of the (financial/other) instrument: Right of first offer Maturity date: n/a Expiration date: n/a On January 15, 2014, we further received the following notification pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 1. Issuer: KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany 2. Notifying party: GSCP V AIV, L.P., George Town, Cayman Islands 3. 3.1 Reason for notification: Acquisition/Disposal 3.2 Manner of threshold contact: Falling below threshold 4. Notification thresholds affected: 75% 5. Date threshold is crossed or reached: January 9, 2014 6. Reportable share of voting rights: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 98,900,000 7. Further information on the share of voting rights: 7.1 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) 7.2 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) 7.3 Share of voting rights pursuant to Sections 21 and 22 WpHG: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) 8. Further information on (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 8.1 Chain of controlled companies: Superlift Holding S.à r.l. 8.2 Description of the (financial/other) instrument: Right of first offer Maturity date: n/a Expiration date: n/a On January 15, 2014, we further received the following notification pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 1. Issuer: KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany 2. Notifying party: GS Capital Partners V Institutional, L.P., Wilmington, Delaware, USA 3. 3.1 Reason for notification: Acquisition/Disposal 3.2 Manner of threshold contact: Falling below threshold 4. Notification thresholds affected: 75% 5. Date threshold is crossed or reached: January 9, 2014 6. Reportable share of voting rights: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 98,900,000 7. Further information on the share of voting rights: 7.1 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 30.00% (corresponds to 29,670,000 voting rights) 7.2 Share of voting rights resulting from (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25 WpHG: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) Of which held indirectly: 0.00% (corresponds to 0 voting rights) 7.3 Share of voting rights pursuant to Sections 21 and 22 WpHG: 70.24% (corresponds to 69,465,623 voting rights) 8. Further information on (financial/other) instruments pursuant to Section 25a WpHG: 8.1 Chain of controlled companies: Superlift Holding S.à r.l. 8.2 Description of the (financial/other) instrument: Right of first offer Maturity date: n/a Expiration date: n/a Wiesbaden, January 20, 2014 KION GROUP AG The Board of Management 20.01.2014 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de
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Language: English Company: KION GROUP AG Abraham-Lincoln-Str. 21 65189 Wiesbaden Germany Internet: www.kiongroup.com End of Announcement DGAP News-Service
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