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

Berentzen-Gruppe Aktiengesellschaft 

29.04.2016 16:06

Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
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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 (trading)profit;

(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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              Ritterstraße 7
              49740 Haselünne
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