euro adhoc: Arcandor AG / Release of a voting rights announcement according to article 26, section 1.1 WpHG (Securities Trading Act) with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution

Notification of voting rights transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement.

Person/company obliged to make the notification:
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Name: Diverse notifications (individual persons and legal persons); see below State: .

Company data:
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Name: Arcandor AG
Address: Theodor-Althoff-Straße 2, 45133 Essen
Place: Essen
State: Germany

10.10.2008

Notification in line with Article 26 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

Ms Madeleine Schickedanz (Germany) notified Arcandor AG (Essen, Germany) on 8 October 2008 in accordance with section 21 et seq. WpHG that on 28 September 2008 her attributions fell below the threshold of 50% of voting rights in Arcandor AG and that her share of voting rights (based on the total voting rights before the capital increase on 29 September 2008) amounts to 34.55% (79,527,108 voting rights).
a) This share of voting rights includes her voting rights in Arcandor AG in the amount of 13.95% (32,106,714 voting rights);
b) Further voting rights in the amount of 20.60% (47,420,394 voting rights) are attributable to her in accordance with article 22 (2) WpHG, i.e. voting rights
aa) of Madeleine Schickedanz Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG; bb) of Leo Herl;
cc) of Martin Dedi Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG.
c) Of the voting rights in the amount of 20.60% mentioned under b), voting rights in the amount of 14.87% (34,225,647 voting rights) are also attributable to her in accordance with article 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG. These voting rights are held by the companies Madeleine Schickedanz Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG and Madeleine Schickedanz Vermögensverwaltungs Beteiligungs GmbH which are controlled by Madeleine Schickedanz.

Madeleine Schickedanz Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG (Fürth, Germany) notified Arcandor AG (Essen, Germany) on 8 October 2008 in accordance with section 21 et seq. WpHG that on 28 September 2008 its attributions fell below the threshold of 50% of voting rights in Arcandor AG and that its share of voting rights (based on the total voting rights before the capital increase on 29 September 2008) amounts to 34.55% (79,527,108 voting rights). This share of voting rights includes:
a) its voting rights in Arcandor AG in the amount of 14.87% (34,225,647 voting rights);
b) the voting rights attributable to it in accordance with article 22 (2) WpHG in the amount of 19.68% (45,301,461 voting rights), i.e.
aa) voting rights of Madeleine Schickedanz;
bb) voting rights of Leo Herl;
cc) voting rights of Martin Dedi Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG.

Madeleine Schickedanz Vermögensverwaltungs Beteiligungs GmbH (Fürth, Germany) notified Arcandor AG (Essen, Germany) on 8 October 2008 in accordance with section 21 et seq. WpHG that on 28 September 2008 its attributions fell below the threshold of 50% of voting rights in Arcandor AG and that its share of voting rights (based on the total voting rights before the capital increase on 29 September 2008) amounts to 34.55% (79,527,108 voting rights). Madeleine Schickedanz Vermögensverwaltungs Beteiligungs GmbH itself does not own voting rights.
This share of voting rights includes:
a) the voting rights attributable to it in accordance with article 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG of Madeleine Schickedanz Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG in the amount of 14.87% (34,225,647 voting rights);
b) the voting rights attributable to it in accordance with article 22 (2) WpHG in the amount of 19.68% (45,301,461 voting rights), these include aa) voting rights of Madeleine Schickedanz;
bb) voting rights of Leo Herl;
cc) voting rights of Martin Dedi Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG.

Mr Leo Herl (Germany) notified Arcandor AG (Essen, Germany) on 8 October 2008 in accordance with section 21 et seq. WpHG that on 28 September 2008 his attributions fell below the threshold of 50% of voting rights in Arcandor AG and that his share of voting rights (based on the total voting rights before the capital increase on 29 September 2008) amounts to 34.55% (79,527,108 voting rights).
This share of voting rights includes:
a) his voting rights in Arcandor AG in the amount of 0.001% (3,075 voting rights);
b) the voting rights attributable to him in accordance with article 22 (2) WpHG in the amount of 34.55% (79,524,033 voting rights), i.e.
aa) voting rights of Madeleine Schickedanz;
bb) voting rights of Madeleine Schickedanz Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG; cc) voting rights of Martin Dedi Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG.

Grisfonta AG (St. Moritz, Switzerland) notified Arcandor AG (Essen, Germany) on 8 October 2008 in accordance with section 21 et seq. WpHG that on 28 September 2008 its attributions fell below the threshold of 50% of voting rights in Arcandor AG and that its share of voting rights (based on the total voting rights before the capital increase on 29 September 2008) amounts to 34.55% (79,527,108 voting rights).
This share of voting rights includes:
a) its voting rights in Arcandor AG in the amount of 0.00%;
b) the voting rights attributable to it in accordance with article 22 (2) WpHG in the amount of 34.55% (79,527,108 voting rights)
aa) voting rights of Madeleine Schickedanz;
bb) voting rights of Leo Herl;
cc) voting rights of Madeleine Schickedanz Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG; dd) voting rights of Martin Dedi Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG.

Mr Martin Dedi (Germany) notified Arcandor AG (Essen, Germany) on 8 October 2008 in accordance with section 21 et seq. WpHG that on 28 September 2008 his attributions fell below the threshold of 50% of voting rights in Arcandor AG and that his share of voting rights (based on the total voting rights before the capital increase on 29 September 2008) amounts to 34.55% (79,527,108 voting rights). Martin Dedi himself does not own voting rights.
a) Thereof 28.82% (66,335,436 voting rights) are attributable to him in accordance with article 22 (2) WpHG, i.e. voting rights of
aa) Madeleine Schickedanz;
bb) Madeleine Schickedanz Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG;
cc) Leo Herl.
b) Of the share of voting rights of 34.55% (79,527,108 voting rights), voting rights in the amount of 5.73% (13,191,672 voting rights) are attributable to him in accordance with article 21 (1) sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG. These voting rights are held by the companies Martin Dedi Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG and Martin Dedi Vermögensverwaltungs Beteiligungs GmbH which are controlled by Martin Dedi.

Martin Dedi Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG (Fürth, Germany) notified Arcandor AG (Essen, Germany) on 8 October 2008 in accordance with section 21 et seq. WpHG that on 28 September 2008 its attributions fell below the threshold of 50% of voting rights in Arcandor AG and that its share of voting rights (based on the total voting rights before the capital increase on 29 September 2008) amounts to 34.55% (79,527,108 voting rights).
This share of voting rights includes:
a) its voting rights in Arcandor AG in the amount of 5.73% (13,191,672 voting rights);
b) the voting rights attributable to it in accordance with article 22 (2) WpHG in the amount of 28.82% (66,335,436 voting rights), i.e.
aa) voting rights of Madeleine Schickedanz;
bb) voting rights of Leo Herl;
cc) voting rights of Madeleine Schickedanz Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG.

Martin Dedi Vermögensverwaltungs Beteiligungs GmbH (Fürth, Germany) notified Arcandor AG (Essen, Germany) on 8 October 2008 in accordance with section 21 et seq. WpHG that on 28 September 2008 its attributions fell below the threshold of 50% of voting rights in Arcandor AG and that its share of voting rights (based on the total voting rights before the capital increase on 29 September 2008) amounts to 34.55% (79,527,108 voting rights). Martin Dedi Vermögensverwaltungs Beteiligungs GmbH itself does not own voting rights.
This share of voting rights includes:
a) the voting rights attributable to it in accordance with article 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG of Martin Dedi Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG in the amount of 5.73% (13,191,672 voting rights);
b) the voting rights attributable to it in accordance with article 22 (2) WpHG in the amount of 28.82% (66,335,436 voting rights), including aa) voting rights of Madeleine Schickedanz;
bb) voting rights of Leo Herl;
cc) voting rights of Madeleine Schickedanz Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH & Co. KG.

Essen, October 10, 2008

THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

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emitter: Arcandor AG
Theodor-Althoff-Straße 2
D-45133 Essen
phone: +49 (0)201 727 9816
FAX: +49 (0)201 727 9854
mail: ir@arcandor.com
WWW: http://www.arcandor.com
sector: Retail
ISIN: DE0006275001
indexes: Midcap Market Index, MDAX, CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Börse Frankfurt, regulated dealing: Börse Berlin, Börse Hamburg, Börse Stuttgart, Börse Düsseldorf, Börse Hannover, Börse München language: English

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