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

2015-03-09

KION GROUP AG 09.03.2015 15:58 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.
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KION GROUP AG: Notification pursuant to Section 26 (1) German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz, WpHG ) with the objective of Europe-wide distribution Notifications pursuant to Section 27a (1) WpHG On March 5, 2015, ASF Walter Co-Invest GP Limited, George Town, Cayman Islands, has informed KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany, with reference to its voting rights notifications pursuant to Section 21 (1) and Section 22 (1), sentence 1, no. 1 and (2) WpHG, dated February 17, 2015, concerning the exceeding of the voting rights thresholds of 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30% and 50% of the voting rights in KION GROUP AG by ASF Walter Co-Invest GP Limited on February 13, 2015, pursuant to Section 27a (1) WpHG about the following: 1. Aims underlying the purchase of the voting rights a) The indirect participation in KION GROUP AG is a result of an intra-group restructuring which, as such, is not aimed at realizing strategic targets or at generating trading profits. b) ASF Walter Co-Invest GP Limited has no intention of directly or indirectly obtaining further voting rights in KION GROUP AG within the next twelve months either through purchase or by any other means. c) ASF Walter Co-Invest GP Limited has no intention of exerting any influence on the appointment or removal of members of KION GROUP AG's administrative, managing or supervisory bodies beyond the execution of voting rights in a general meeting of KION GROUP AG through (indirect) subsidiary companies of ASF Walter Co-Invest GP Limited. d) ASF Walter Co-Invest GP Limited has no intention of altering the capital structure of KION GROUP AG, in particular as regards the ratio between own and external funds as well as the dividend policy. 2. Origin of the funds used to purchase the voting rights The voting rights in KION GROUP AG are attributed to ASF Walter Co-Invest GP Limited pursuant to Section 22 (1), sentence 1, no. 1, and (2) WpHG. ASF Walter Co-Invest GP Limited's exceedance of the 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30% and 50% thresholds of the voting rights in KION GROUP AG is a result of an intra-group restructuring in the wake of which voting rights in KION GROUP AG are attributed to ASF Walter Co-Invest GP Limited for the first time. ASF Walter Co-Invest GP Limited did not acquire any voting rights in KION GROUP AG directly. In the course of the intra-group restructuring, ASF Walter Co-Invest II L.P., through which voting rights in KION GROUP AG are indirectly attributed to ASF Walter Co-Invest GP Limited, employed own funds to finance the (indirect) acquisition of the voting rights. On March 5, 2015, ASF Walter Co-Invest II L.P., George Town, Cayman Islands, has informed KION GROUP AG, Abraham-Lincoln-Straße 21, 65189 Wiesbaden, Germany, with reference to its voting rights notifications pursuant to Section 21 (1) and Section 22 (1), sentence 1, no. 1 and (2) WpHG, dated February 17, 2015, concerning the exceeding of the voting rights thresholds of 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30% and 50% of the voting rights in KION GROUP AG by ASF Walter Co-Invest II L.P. on February 13, 2015, pursuant to Section 27a (1) WpHG about the following: 1. Aims underlying the purchase of the voting rights a) The indirect participation in KION GROUP AG is a result of an intra-group restructuring which, as such, is not aimed at realizing strategic targets or at generating trading profits. b) ASF Walter Co-Invest II L.P. has no intention of directly or indirectly obtaining further voting rights in KION GROUP AG within the next twelve months either through purchase or by any other means. c) ASF Walter Co-Invest II L.P. has no intention of exerting any influence on the appointment or removal of members of KION GROUP AG's administrative, managing or supervisory bodies beyond the execution of voting rights in a general meeting of KION GROUP AG through (indirect) subsidiary companies of ASF Walter Co-Invest II L.P. d) ASF Walter Co-Invest II L.P. has no intention of altering the capital structure of KION GROUP AG, in particular as regards the ratio between own and external funds as well as the dividend policy. 2. Origin of the funds used to purchase the voting rights The voting rights in KION GROUP AG are attributed to ASF Walter Co-Invest II L.P. pursuant to Section 22 (1), sentence 1, no. 1, and (2) WpHG. ASF Walter Co-Invest II L.P.'s exceedance of the 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30% and 50% thresholds of the voting rights in KION GROUP AG is a result of an intra-group restructuring in the wake of which voting rights in KION GROUP AG are attributed to ASF Walter Co-Invest II L.P. for the first time. ASF Walter Co-Invest II L.P. did not acquire any voting rights in KION GROUP AG directly. In the course of the intra-group restructuring, ASF Walter Co-Invest II L.P. employed own funds to finance the (indirect) acquisition of the voting rights. Wiesbaden, March 09, 2015 KION GROUP AG The Management Board 09.03.2015 The DGAP 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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