DEMIRE: Notification according to Article 43 WpHG regarding the of owner of a qualifying holding
Langen, 28. March 2018 – On March 1, 2018, BRH Holdings GP, Ltd. has informed DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG that the voting rights participation of BRH Holdings GP, Ltd. and its subsidiaries (the „Notifying Parties“) has exceeded the threshold of 30% on February 26, 2018 and has amounted to 32.19% (17,471,893 voting rights) on that date.
Furthermore, on March 2, 2018 the Notifying Parties have informed DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG that their voting rights participation has exceeded the threshold of 50% on February 28, 2018 and has amounted to 59.12% (32,084,524 voting rights) on that date.
According to Article 43 para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG), the Notifying Parties have informed DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG on March 26, 2018 as follows in connection with these notifications:
1. On February 26, 2018 AEPF III 15 S.à r.l., a subsidiary of the BRH Holdings GP, Ltd., has published the attainment of control pursuant to Article 35 para. 1 sentence 1 in conjunction with Article 10 para. 3 sentence 1 and 2 of the German Securities Acquisi-tion and Takeover Act (WpÜG)) and announced that it will offer to the shareholders of DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG to acquire their no-par value bearer shares in DEMIRE Deutsche Mittelstand Real Estate AG in a mandatory offer (Pflichtangebot) (the „Mandatory Offer“).
2.The investment is aimed at implementing strategic objectives.
3.It is intended to acquire further voting rights by means of purchase in the course of the Mandatory Offer and otherwise.
4.It is intended to exert an influence on the issuer’s administrative, management and supervisory bodies.
5.It is intended to change the capital structure by increasing the equity ratio. A change of the dividend policy is not intended.
6.The acquisition of the voting rights was partially achieved by way of attribution within the meaning of Article 34 para. 2 WpHG (acting in concert) and in this respect neither own funds nor borrowings were required. The acquisition of the voting rights directly held by AEPF III 15 S.à r.l. was financed with own funds.