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DGAP-PVR: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft: Release according to Article 40, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

DGAP Voting Rights Announcement: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft


Bayer Aktiengesellschaft: Release according to Article 40, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution


08.05.2019 / 09:06


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


Name:




Bayer Aktiengesellschaft




Street:




Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1




Postal code:




51373




City:




Leverkusen
Germany




Legal Entity Identifier (LEI):




549300J4U55H3WP1XT59



2. Reason for notification


 




Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights




X




Acquisition/disposal of instruments




 




Change of breakdown of voting rights




 




Other reason:




3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation


Legal entity: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
City of registered office, country: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America (USA)



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:


26 Apr 2019



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 pursuant to Sec. 41 WpHG




New




1.76 %




3.70 %




5.46 %




932551964




Previous notification




0.11 %




0.20 %




0.31 %




/



7. Details on total positions

a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec. 33, 34 WpHG)


ISIN




Absolute




In %




 




Direct
(Sec. 33 WpHG)




Indirect
(Sec. 34 WpHG)




Direct
(Sec. 33 WpHG)




Indirect
(Sec. 34 WpHG)




DE000BAY0017







16431749




%




1.76 %




US0727303028







26294




%




0.003 %




Total




16458043




1.76 %



b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 1 WpHG


Type of instrument




Expiration or maturity date




Exercise or conversion period




Voting rights absolute




Voting rights in %




Securities Lending




open







762371




0.08 %




 




 




Total




762371




0.08 %



b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (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 %




Call Option




17.12.2021







Physical




18403766




1.97 %




Put Option




16.12.2022







Physical




12495182




1.34 %




CFD




25.04.2029







Cash




1244358




0.13 %




Swap




31.12.2030







Cash




849700




0.09 %




Call Warrant




31.12.2030







Cash




413322




0.04 %




Put Warrant




31.12.2030







Cash




271900




0.03 %




Future




15.11.2019







Physical




10000




0.001 %




Swap




19.03.2021







Physical




7833




0.001 %




Call Warrant




19.03.2021







Physical




3827




0.0004 %




 




 




 




Total




33699889




3.61 %



8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation


 




Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled nor does it control any other undertaking(s) that directly or indirectly hold(s) 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 3% or more)




% of voting rights through instruments (if at least 5% or more)




Total of both (if at least 5% or more)




The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.




%




%




%




GSAM Holdings LLC




%




%




%




Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P.




%




%




%




 













The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.




%




%




%




Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC




%




%




%




 













The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.




%




%




%




Goldman Sachs (UK) L.L.C.




%




%




%




Goldman Sachs Group UK Limited




%




%




%




Goldman Sachs International




%




%




5.26 %




 













The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.




%




%




%




Goldman Sachs (Cayman) Holding Company




%




%




%




Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE




%




%




%




 













The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.




%




%




%




Goldman, Sachs & Co. Wertpapier GmbH




%




%




%



9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 34 para. 3 WpHG

(only in case of attribution of voting rights in accordance with Sec. 34 para. 1 sent. 1 No. 6 WpHG)


Date of general meeting:

Holding total positions after general meeting (6.) after annual general meeting:


Proportion of voting rights




Proportion of instruments




Total of both




%




%




%



10. Other explanatory remarks:


 




Date


03 May 2019
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