Voting Rights Announcements

06/August/2007

DGAP-PVR: VTG Aktiengesellschaft: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution



VTG Aktiengesellschaft / Release of an announcement according to Article 21 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] (share)
Release of a Voting Rights announcement, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


El Vedado, LLC, c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, U.S.A. has hereby notified us pursuant to Section 21 para. 1 Securities Trading Act that the share of the aggregate voting rights of El Vedado, LLC, c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, U.S.A., in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to El Vedado, LLC pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act.

The voting rights attributed to El Vedado, LLC are held by the following companies, each being controlled by El Vedado, LLC, and each directly or indirectly holding a share of voting rights in VTG Aktiengesellschaft in excess of 3%:

 WL Ross Group, L.P.
 Ross Expansion GP, LLC
 Ross Expansion Associates, L.P.
 WLR Euro Wagon Management Ltd.
 Euro Wagon I, L.P.
 Euro Wagon II, L.P.
 IPE Eurowagon, L.P.
 WLR Recovery Associates II, LLC
 WLR Recovery Fund II, L.P.
 WLR Recovery Associates III, LLC
 WLR Recovery Fund III, L.P.
 Platon MPP Beteiligungs S.à.r.l.
 Platon MPP Verwaltungs GmbH
 Platon MPP Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
 Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.
Concurrently, we notify you pursuant to Sections 21 para. 1, 24 Securities Trading Act:

1. The share of the aggregate voting rights of Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l., Luxembourg, Luxembourg, in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date.

2. The share of the aggregate voting rights of Euro Wagon I, L.P. (Cayman Islands), c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, U.S.A., in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to Euro Wagon I, L.P. pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act; they are held by Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.

3. The share of the aggregate voting rights of Euro Wagon II, L.P. (Cayman Islands), c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, U.S.A., in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to Euro Wagon II, L.P. pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act; they are held by Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.

4. The share of the aggregate voting rights of IPE Eurowagon, L.P. (Jersey), c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, U.S.A., in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to IPE Eurowagon, L.P. pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act; they are held by Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.

5. The share of the aggregate voting rights of WLR Recovery Fund II, L.P., c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, U.S.A., in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to WLR Recovery Fund II, L.P. pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act; they are held by Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.

6. The share of the aggregate voting rights of WLR Recovery Fund III, L.P., c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, U.S.A., in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to WLR Recovery Fund III, L.P. pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act; they are held by Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.

7. The share of the aggregate voting rights of Platon Management Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany, in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to Platon Management Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act; they are held by Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.

8. The share of the aggregate voting rights of WLR Euro Wagon Management Ltd., c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, U.S.A., in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to WLR Euro Wagon Management Ltd. pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act.

The voting rights attributed to WLR Euro Wagon Management Ltd. are held by the following companies, each being controlled by WLR Euro Wagon Management Ltd., and each directly or indirectly holding a share of voting rights in VTG Aktiengesellschaft in excess of 3%:

 Euro Wagon I, L.P.
 Euro Wagon II, L.P.
 IPE Eurowagon, L.P.
 Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.
9. The share of the aggregate voting rights of Ross Expansion Associates, L.P., c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, U.S.A., in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to Ross Expansion Associates, L.P. pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act.

The voting rights attributed to Ross Expansion Associates, L.P. are held by the following companies, each being controlled by Ross Expansion Associates, L.P., and each directly or indirectly holding a share of voting rights in VTG Aktiengesellschaft in excess of 3%:

 WLR Euro Wagon Management Ltd.
 Euro Wagon I, L.P.
 Euro Wagon II, L.P.
 IPE Eurowagon, L.P.
 Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.
10. The share of the aggregate voting rights of Ross Expansion GP, LLC, c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, U.S.A., in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to Ross Expansion GP, LLC pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act.

The voting rights attributed to Ross Expansion GP, LLC are held by the following companies, each being controlled by Ross Expansion GP, LLC, and each directly or indirectly holding a share of voting rights in VTG Aktiengesellschaft in excess of 3%:

 Ross Expansion Associates, L.P.
 WLR Euro Wagon Management Ltd.
 Euro Wagon I, L.P.
 Euro Wagon II, L.P.
 IPE Eurowagon, L.P.
 Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.
11. The share of the aggregate voting rights of WLR Recovery Associates II, LLC, c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, U.S.A., in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to WLR Recovery Associates II, LLC pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act.

The voting rights attributed to WLR Recovery Associates II, LLC are held by the following companies, each being controlled by WLR Recovery Associates II, LLC, and each directly or indirectly holding a share of voting rights in VTG Aktiengesellschaft in excess of 3%:

 WLR Recovery Fund II, L.P.
 Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.
12. The share of the aggregate voting rights of WLR Recovery Associates III, LLC, c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, U.S.A., in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to WLR Recovery Associates III, LLC pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act.

The voting rights attributed to WLR Recovery Associates III, LLC are held by the following companies, each being controlled by WLR Recovery Associates III, LLC, and each directly or indirectly holding a share of voting rights in VTG Aktiengesellschaft in excess of 3%:
 WLR Recovery Fund III, L.P.
 Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.
13. The share of the aggregate voting rights of Platon MPP Verwaltungs GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to Platon MPP Verwaltungs GmbH pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act.
The voting rights attributed to Platon MPP Verwaltungs GmbH are held by the following companies, each being controlled by Platon MPP Verwaltungs GmbH, and each directly or indirectly holding a share of voting rights in VTG Aktiengesellschaft in excess of 3%:

 Platon MPP Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
 Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.
14. The share of the aggregate voting rights of Platon MPP Beteiligungs S.à.r.l., Luxembourg, Luxembourg, in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to Platon MPP Beteiligungs S.à.r.l. pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act.

The voting rights attributed to Platon MPP Beteiligungs S.à.r.l. are held by the following companies, each being controlled by Platon MPP Beteiligungs S.à.r.l., and each directly or indirectly holding a share of voting rights in VTG Aktiengesellschaft in excess of 3%:
 Platon MPP Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
 Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.
15. The share of the aggregate voting rights of WL Ross Group, L.P., c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, New York, U.S.A., in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to WL Ross Group, L.P. pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act.

The voting rights attributed to WL Ross Group, L.P. are held by the following companies, each being controlled by WL Ross Group, L.P., and each directly or indirectly holding a share of voting rights in VTG Aktiengesellschaft in excess of 3%:

 Ross Expansion GP, LLC
 Ross Expansion Associates, L.P.
 WLR Euro Wagon Management Ltd.
 Euro Wagon I, L.P.
 Euro Wagon II, L.P.
 IPE Eurowagon, L.P.
 WLR Recovery Associates II, LLC
 WLR Recovery Fund II, L.P.
 WLR Recovery Associates III, LLC
 WLR Recovery Fund III, L.P.
 Platon MPP Beteiligungs S.à.r.l.
 Platon MPP Verwaltungs GmbH
 Platon MPP Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
 Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.
16. The share of the aggregate voting rights of Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., with business address c/o WL Ross & Co. LLC, U.S.A., in VTG Aktiengesellschaft exceeded the threshold of 50% on July 31, 2007 and is 53.99% (i.e., 11,547,946 voting rights) on that date. These voting rights are attributed to Wilbur L. Ross pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 1 Securities Trading Act.

The voting rights attributed to Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. are held by the following companies, each being controlled by Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., and each directly or indirectly holding a share of voting rights in VTG Aktiengesellschaft in excess of 3%:

 El Vedado, LLC,
 WL Ross Group, L.P.
 Ross Expansion GP, LLC
 Ross Expansion Associates, L.P.
 WLR Euro Wagon Management Ltd.
 Euro Wagon I, L.P.
 Euro Wagon II, L.P.
 IPE Eurowagon, L.P.
 WLR Recovery Associates II, LLC
 WLR Recovery Fund II, L.P.
 WLR Recovery Associates III, LLC
 WLR Recovery Fund III, L.P.
 Platon MPP Beteiligungs S.à.r.l.
 Platon MPP Verwaltungs GmbH
 Platon MPP Beteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG
 Compagnie Européenne de Wagons S.à.r.l.
Where the company WLR Recovery Associates III, L.P. is listed in the notifications of El Vedado, LLC of July 3, 2007, each published by VTG Aktiengesellschaft on July 4, 2007, with regard to voting rights pursuant to Section 21 para. 1a Securities Trading Act and Section 21 para. 1 Securities Trading Act, the correct name of that company is WLR Recovery Associates III, LLC.

DGAP 06.08.2007 

 
Language:     English
Issuer:       VTG Aktiengesellschaft
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