euro adhoc: Versatel 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: see below
Place: see below
State: see below

Company data:
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Name: Versatel AG
Address: Aroser Allee 72, 13407 Berlin
Place: Berlin
State: Deutschland

21.10.2008

21.10.2008

Publication pursuant to section 26 sub-section 1, of the German Securities Trading Act ('WpHG')

1. Cyrte Investments GP I B.V.

Cyrte Investments GP I B.V., Naarden, The Netherlands, informed us pursuant to sec. 21 (1) WpHG that on October 13, 2008, the stake of Cyrte Investments GP I B.V. in the voting rights in Versatel AG, Berlin, Germany, exceeded the threshold of 25 %. On that date, Cyrte Investments GP I B.V. held 25,04 % in relation to all voting rights in Versatel AG (voting rights arising from 11.016.729 ordinary shares (Stammaktien); Versatel AG has issued ordinary shares only).

2. Cyrte Investments B.V.

Cyrte Investments B.V., Naarden, The Netherlands, informed us pursuant to sec. 21 (1) WpHG that on October 13, 2008, the stake of Cyrte Investments B.V. in the voting rights in Versatel AG, Berlin, Germany, exceeded the threshold of 25 %. On that
date, Cyrte Investments B.V. held 25,04 % in relation to all voting rights in Versatel AG (voting rights arising from 11.016.729 ordinary shares (Stammaktien)).All such voting rights are attributed to Cyrte Investments B.V. via Cyrte Investments GP I B.V. pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 1 and no. 6 WpHG.The controlled undertaking through which the voting rights are held is Cyrte Investments GP I B.V.

3. Delta Lloyd N.V.

Delta Lloyd N.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, informed us pursuant to sec. 21 (1) WpHG that on October 13, 2008, the stake of Delta Lloyd N.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in the voting rights in Versatel AG, Berlin, Germany, exceeded the threshold of 25 %. On that date, Delta Lloyd N.V. held 25,04 % in relation to all voting rights in Versatel AG (voting rights arising from 11.016.729 ordinary shares (Stammaktien)).All such voting rights are attributed to Delta Lloyd N.V. via Cyrte Investments GP I B.V. pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 1, no. 6 and sent. 2 and 3 WpHG.The chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights are held is: Cyrte Investments B.V. and Cyrte Investments GP I B.V.

4. CGU International Holdings B.V.

CGU International Holdings B.V., London, United Kingdom, informed us pursuant to sec. 21 (1) WpHG that on October 13, 2008, the stake of CGU International Holdings B.V. in the voting rights in Versatel AG, Berlin, Germany, exceeded the threshold of 25 %. On that date, CGU International Holdings B.V. held 25,04 % in relation to all voting rights in Versatel AG (voting rights arising from 11.016.729 ordinary shares (Stammaktien)).All such voting rights are attributed to CGU International Holdings B.V. via Cyrte Investments GP I B.V. pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 1, no. 6 and sent. 2 and 3 WpHG.The chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights are held is: Delta Lloyd N.V., Cyrte Investments B.V. and Cyrte Investments GP I B.V.

5. Aviva International Holdings

Limited Aviva International Holdings Limited, London, United Kingdom, informed us pursuant to sec. 21 (1) WpHG that on October, 2008, the stake of, Aviva International Holdings Limited in the voting rights in Versatel AG, Berlin, Germany, exceeded the threshold of 25 %. On that date, Aviva International Holdings Limited held 25,04 % in relation to all voting rights in Versatel AG (voting rights arising from 11.016.729 ordinary shares (Stammaktien)).All such voting rights are attributed to Aviva International Holdings Limited via Cyrte Investments GP I B.V. pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 1, no. 6 and sent. 2 and 3 WpHG.The chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights are held is: CGU International Holdings B.V., Delta Lloyd N.V., Cyrte Investments B.V. and Cyrte Investments GP I B.V.

6. Aviva Insurance Limited

Aviva Insurance Limited, Pearth, Scotland, United Kingdom, informed us pursuant to sec. 21 (1) WpHG that on October 13, 2008, the stake of Aviva Insurance Limited in the voting rights in Versatel AG, Berlin, Germany, exceeded the threshold of 25 %. On that date, Aviva Insurance Limited held 25,04 % in relation to all voting rights in Versatel AG (voting rights arising from 11.016.729 ordinary shares (Stammaktien)).All such voting rights are attributed to Aviva Insurance Limited via Cyrte Investments GP I B.V. pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 1, no. 6 and sent. 2 and 3 WpHG.The chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights are held is: Aviva International Holdings Limited, CGU International Holdings B.V., Delta Lloyd N.V., Cyrte Investments B.V. and Cyrte Investments GP I B.V.

7. Aviva International Insurance Limited

Aviva International Insurance Limited, London, United Kingdom, informed us pursuant to sec. 21 (1) WpHG that on October 13, 2008, the stake of Aviva International Insurance Limited in the voting rights in Versatel AG, Berlin, Germany,
exceeded the threshold of 25 %. On that date, Aviva International Insurance Limited held 25,04% in relation to all voting rights in Versatel AG (voting rights arising from 11.016.729 ordinary shares (Stammaktien)).All such voting rights are attributed to Aviva International Insurance Limited via Cyrte Investments GP I B.V. pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 1, no. 6 and sent. 2 and 3 WpHG.The chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights are held is: Aviva Insurance Limited, Aviva International Holdings Limited, CGU International Holdings B.V., Delta Lloyd N.V., Cyrte Investments B.V. and Cyrte Investments GP I B.V.

8. Aviva Group Holdings Limited

Aviva Group Holdings Limited, London, United Kingdom, informed us pursuant to sec. 21 (1) WpHG that on October 13, 2008, the stake of Aviva Group Holdings Limited in the voting rights in Versatel AG, Berlin, Germany exceeded the threshold of 25 %. On that date, Aviva Group Holdings Limited held 25,04% in relation to all voting rights in Versatel AG (voting rights arising from 11.016.729 ordinary shares (Stammaktien)).All such voting rights are attributed to Aviva Group Holdings Limited via Cyrte Investments GP I B.V. pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 1, no. 6 and sent. 2 and 3 WpHG. The chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights are held is: Aviva International Insurance Limited, Aviva Insurance Limited, Aviva International Holdings Limited, CGU International Holdings B.V., Delta Lloyd N.V., Cyrte Investments B.V. and Cyrte Investments GP I B.V.

9. Aviva Plc.

Aviva Plc., London, United Kingdom, informed us pursuant to sec. 21 (1) WpHG that on October 13, 2008, the stake of Aviva Plc. in the voting rights in Versatel AG, Berlin, Germany, exceeded the threshold of 25 %. On that date, Aviva Plc. held 25,04% in relation to all voting rights in Versatel AG (voting rights arising from 11.016.729 ordinary shares (Stammaktien)).All such voting rights are attributed to Aviva Plc. via Cyrte Investments GP I B.V. pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 1, no. 6 and sent. 2 and 3 WpHG.The chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights are held is: Aviva Group Holdings Limited, Aviva International Insurance Limited, Aviva Insurance Limited, Aviva International Holdings Limited, CGU International Holdings B.V., Delta Lloyd N.V., Cyrte Investments B.V. and Cyrte Investments GP I B.V.

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emitter: Versatel AG
Aroser Allee 72
D-13407 Berlin
mail: investor.relations@versatel.de
WWW: http://www.versatel.de
sector: Telecommunications Equipment
ISIN: DE000A0M2ZK2
indexes: TecDAX, CDAX, Prime All Share, Technologie All Share stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Börse Frankfurt language: English

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