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

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GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft

12.07.2018 / 18:56
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
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
Peter-Müller-Straße 12
40468 Düsseldorf
Germany

2. Reason for notification
  Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights
  Acquisition/disposal of instruments
X Change of breakdown of voting rights
  Other reason:

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
Name: City and country of registered office:
Massachusetts Financial Services Company Boston, Massachusetts
United States of America (USA)

4. Names of shareholder(s)
holding directly 3% or more voting rights, if different from 3.
MFS International Value Fund

5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached:
21 Jun 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 of issuer
Resulting situation 10.49 % 0.00 % 10.49 % 180492172
Previous notification 5.13 % n/a % n/a % /

7. Notified details of the resulting situation
a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec.s 33, 34 WpHG)
ISIN absolute in %
  direct
(Sec. 33 WpHG)
indirect
(Sec. 34 WpHG)
direct
(Sec. 33 WpHG)
indirect
(Sec. 34 WpHG)
DE0006602006 0 18850563 0.00 % 10.44 %
US3615921083 0 83937 0.00 % 0.05 %
Total 18934500 10.49 %

b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 38 para. 1 No. 1 WpHG
Type of instrument Expiration or maturity date Exercise or conversion period Voting rights absolute Voting rights in %
%
    Total %

b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 38 para. 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 %

8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation
  Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled and does itself not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly 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 held 3% or more) % of voting rights through instruments (if at least held 5% or more) Total of both (if at least held 5% or more)
Massachusetts Financial Services Company 9.06 % % 9.06 %
MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc. % % %
3060097 Nova Scotia Company % % %
MFS Investment Management Canada Limited % % %
 
Massachusetts Financial Services Company 9.06 % % 9.06 %
MFS Heritage Trust Company % % %
 
Massachusetts Financial Services Company 9.06 % % 9.06 %
MFS International Ltd. % % %
MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd % % %
MFS International Australia Pty Ltd % % %
 
Massachusetts Financial Services Company 9.06 % % 9.06 %
MFS International Ltd. % % %
MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd % % %
MFS International (U.K.) Limited % % %
 
Massachusetts Financial Services Company 9.06 % % 9.06 %
MFS International Ltd. % % %
MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd % % %
MFS Investment Management K.K. % % %
 
Massachusetts Financial Services Company 9.06 % % 9.06 %
MFS International Ltd. % % %
MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd % % %
MFS International Singapore Pte. Ltd. % % %

9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 34 para. 3 WpHG

Date of general meeting:
Holding position after general meeting: % (equals voting rights)

10. Other explanatory remarks:
 



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