PTA-PVR: Erste Group Bank AG: Release according to art. 135 section 2 BörseG

Wednesday, 21. April 2021 10:45

Holding announcement according to article 135 section 2 BörseG (ESMA 2015/1597)

Vienna (pta008/21.04.2021/10:45) - Release of Announcement according to art. 135 section 2 BörseG

Notification of Major Holdings

1. Issuer:
Erste Group Bank AG, Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Wien, Austria

2. Reason for notification:
Acquisition / disposal of shares with voting rights

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
Name: BlackRock, Inc.
City and country of registered office: Wilmington, USA - United States

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


5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached
19.04.2021

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 on the date on which threshold was crossed / reached 3.99 0.03 4.02 429,800,000
Position of previous notification 4.00 0.03 4.03

7. Notified details of the resulting situation

7.a. Voting rights attached to shares

ISIN code absolute direct (Sec 130 BörseG 2018) absolute indirect (Sec 133 BörseG 2018) in % direct (Sec 130 BörseG 2018) in % indirect (Sec 133 BörseG 2018)
AT0000652011 0 17,135,317 0.00 3.99
Total: 17,135,317 3.99

7.b.1. Financial / Other Instruments pursuant to Sec. 131 para. 1 No. 1 BörseG 2018

Type of instrument Expiration Date Exercise Period Voting Rights Absolute Voting Rights in %
Securities Lent N/A N/A 81,561 0.02
Total: 81,561 0.02

7.b.2 Financial / Other Instruments pursuant to Sec. 131 para. 1 No. 2 BörseG 2018

Type of instrument Expiration Date Exercise Period Physical /Cash Settlement Voting Rights Absolute Voting Rights in %
CFD N/A N/A Cash 57,158 0.01
Total: 57,158 0.01

8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial/other instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity.

No. Name Directly controlled by No. Shares held directly (%) Financial/other instruments held directly (%) Total of both (%)
1 BlackRock, Inc.
2 BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc. 1
3 BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 2
4 BlackRock International Holdings, Inc. 3
5 BR Jersey International Holdings L.P. 4
6 BlackRock Australia Holdco Pty. Ltd. 5
7 BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 6
8 Trident Merger, LLC 1
9 BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 8
10 BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd. 5
11 BlackRock HK Holdco Limited 10
12 BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 11
13 BlackRock Lux Finco S.à r.l. 11
14 BlackRock Japan Holdings GK 13
15 BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 14
16 BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 10
17 BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC 5
18 BlackRock Cayman 1 LP 17
19 BlackRock Cayman West Bay Finco Limited 18
20 BlackRock Cayman West Bay IV Limited 19
21 BlackRock Group Limited 20
22 BlackRock Finance Europe Limited 21
23 BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 22
24 BlackRock International Limited 21
25 BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 22
26 BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 25
27 BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 22
28 BlackRock Capital Holdings, Inc. 3
29 BlackRock Advisors, LLC 28
30 BlackRock Canada Holdings LP 17
31 BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC 30
32 BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 31
33 BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC 3
34 BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC 33
35 BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc. 34
36 BlackRock Fund Advisors 35
37 BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 35
38 Amethyst Intermediate LLC 9
39 Aperio Holdings LLC 38
40 Aperio Group, LLC 39

9. In case of proxy voting

Date of general meeting: N/A

10. Additional Information
The disclosure obligation arose due to voting rights attached to shares for BlackRock, Inc. going below 4%.

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emitter: Erste Group Bank AG
address: Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Wien
country: Austria
contact person: Thomas Sommerauer / Gerald Krames
phone: +43 (0)5 0100 - 17326
e-mail: thomas.sommerauer@erstegroup.com
website: www.erstegroup.com

ISIN(s): AT0000652011 (share)
stock exchanges: official trade in Vienna
other stock exchanges: Bucharest Stock Exchange, Prague Stock Exchange

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