Voting Rights Announcements

01/November/2018

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


VTG Aktiengesellschaft

01.11.2018 / 16:43
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: VTG Aktiengesellschaft
Street: Nagelsweg 34
Postal code: 20097
City: Hamburg
Germany
Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 529900LHT0GUDPEV3546

2. Reason for notification
  Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights
  Acquisition/disposal of instruments
  Change of breakdown of voting rights
X Other reason:
Expiration of instruments through fulfillment of irrevocable undertaking to accept Warwick Holding GmbH's takeover offer

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
Legal entity: Morgan Stanley
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.
Warwick Holding GmbH

5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached:
26 Oct 2018

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 29.01 % 0.002 % 29.01 % 28,756,219
Previous notification 29.10 % 20.45 % 49.55 % /

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)
DE000VTG9999 0 8,342,597 0.00 % 29.01 %
Total 8342597 29.01 %

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 of recall over securities lending agreements at any time at any time 717 0.002 %
    Total 717 0.002 %

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 %
%
      Total 0 0.00 %

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)
Morgan Stanley % % %
Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC % % %
Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, Inc. % % %
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC % % %
 
Morgan Stanley % % %
MS Holdings Incorporated % % %
Morgan Stanley Infrastructure II Inc. % % %
Morgan Stanley Infrastructure II GP LP % % %
North Haven Infrastructure Partners II LP / North Haven Infrastructure Partners II-AIV II LP % % %
North Haven Infrastructure Partners II International Holdings C.V. % % %
NHIP II Holdings Cooperatief U.A. % % %
Deodoro Holding B.V. % % %
Warwick Holding GmbH 29.00 % % 29.00 %

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:
On August 24, 2018, Warwick Holding GmbH, Frankfurt am Main (the "Bidder"), launched its voluntary public takeover offer (the "Takeover Offer") to the shareholders of VTG Aktiengesellschaft ("VTG AG") regarding the acquisition of all shares in VTG AG not already currently held by the Bidder. In connection with the Takeover Offer, the Bidder entered into an irrevocable undertaking with one of VTG AG's shareholders concerning the tender of 5,868,007 VTG Shares (20.41% of the share capital). Following the fulfillment of such irrevocable undertaking, the number of instruments attributed to Morgan Stanley has been reduced. 

Date
31 Oct 2018



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