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

EQS Voting Rights Announcement: Varta AG







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








18.10.2022 / 09:25 CET/CEST



Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement transmitted by EQS News - 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:




VARTA AG




Street:




VARTA-Platz 1




Postal code:




73479




City:




Ellwangen
Germany




Legal Entity Identifier (LEI):




529900E7KB95KOXBWP63



2. Reason for notification


X




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, DE, 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:


12 Oct 2022



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




0.19 %




4.80 %




4.99 %




40421686




Previous notification




0.20 %




4.83 %




5.03 %




/



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)




DE000A0TGJ55




0




75104




0 %




0.19 %




Total




75104




0.19 %



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 %




Right To Recall




Open









510308




1.26 %




Call Warrant




08.10.2027









257391




0.64 %




Swap




08.10.2027









318611




0.79 %














Total




1086310




2.69 %



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 %




Swap




06.09.2032









Cash




751565




1.86 %




Call Warrant




31.12.2030









Cash




69873




0.17 %




Put Option




20.12.2024









Physical




33000




0.08 %



















Total




854438




2.11 %



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 Bank USA




%




%




%




Goldman Sachs Bank Europe SE




%




%




%




-




%




%




%




The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.




%




%




%




GSAM Holdings LLC




%




%




%




NNIP Holdings LLC




%




%




%




NNIP UK Holdings I Ltd




%




%




%




NNIP UK Holdings II Ltd




%




%




%




NNIP Holdings I B.V. / NNIP Holdings II B.V.




%




%




%




NN Investment Partners Holdings B.V.




%




%




%




-




%




%




%




The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.




%




%




%




Goldman, Sachs & Co. Wertpapier GmbH




%




%




%




-




%




%




%




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




%




%




%



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


17 Oct 2022
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