Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft: Release according to Article § 27a Sec. 2, § 26 Sec. 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution
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On 25 April 2016 we, Stichting Administratiekantoor Monolith, Parnassusweg
21-1, 1077 DB Amsterdam, the Netherlands, have submitted to you a voting
rights notification pursuant to Sec. 21 and Sec. 22 WpHG that on 25 April
2016 the voting interest indirectly held by us (attributed via Monolith
Duitsland B.V., Parnassusweg 21-1, 1077 DB Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and
directly held by Monolith Duitsland B.V. in Berentzen-Gruppe
Aktiengesellschaft ('Berentzen'), Ritterstraße 7, D-49740 Haselünne,
Germany, exceeded the threshold of 10 % pursuant to Sec. 21 and Sec. 22
WpHG, respectively Sec. 21 WpHG, and amounted to 10,42 % of the voting
rights (1.000.000 shares with voting rights), at this day. For further
details we refer to the aforementioned voting rights notification. In
addition, we and Monolith Duitsland B.V. hereby notify you of the following
pursuant to Sec. 27a para. 1 WpHG:
(a) Aims underlying the acquisition of the voting rights:
(i) we invest with a long-term orientation aiming at generating a
(ii) while we currently do not plan to acquire a significant amount of
further voting rights within the next twelve months, we may acquire further
voting rights if and to the extend this would be in the interest of the
shareholders of Monolith Duitsland B.V.;
(iii) we intend to exercise influence on the appointment or removal of
members of Berentzen's supervisory board, whereby it is the intention that
a Monolith representative shall be a member of the supervisory board;
(iv) we currently do not intend to achieve a material change in the
company's capital structure (in particular as regards the ratio between own
funds and external funds and the dividend policy).
(b) Origin of the funds used:
Monolith Duitsland B.V. is an investment company and the funds used to
purchase the voting rights are Monolith Duitsland B.V.'s own funds.
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