euro adhoc: D+S europe AG / Veröffentlichung gemäß § 26 WpHG Abs. 1 Satz 1 mit dem Ziel der europaweiten Verbreitung

Stimmrechtsmitteilung übermittelt durch euro adhoc mit dem Ziel einer europaweiten Verbreitung. Für den Inhalt ist der Emittent verantwortlich.

Angaben zum Mitteilungspflichtigen:
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Name: RBC Finance B.V. Sitz: 1017 EP Amsterdam Staat: The Netherlands

Angaben zum Emittenten:
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Name: D+S europe AG Adresse: Kapstadtring 10, 22297 Hamburg Sitz: Hamburg Staat: Deutschland

29.07.2008

In advance by telefax: +49 (0) 40-4114-1099

D+S europe AG
Kapstadtring 10

D-22297 Hamburg

In advance by telefax: +49 (0) 228 4108 3119

Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht
Wertpapieraufsicht, Referat WA12
Lurgiallee 12

D-60439 Frankfurt/Main

24 July, 2008

Dear Sirs and Madams,

Please find below notifications pursuant to sec. 21, 22 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG). The notifications are made for the sole purpose of complying with the notification provisions of the WpHG. Consequently, the voting interest of RBC Finance B.V. in D+S europe AG referred to below is a voting interest within the meaning of the relevant notification provisions of the WpHG only, but does not imply that voting rights in D+S europe AG are attributed to RBC Finance B.V. for any other purpose and, in particular, under provisions of another jurisdiction.

- Notification with respect to voting rights - Notification pursuant to sec. 21, 22 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

RBC Finance B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands (address: Keizersgracht 604, 1017 EP Amsterdam, The Netherlands) hereby submits the following notification pursuant to sec. 21, 22 WpHG:

The voting interest within the meaning of sec. 21 para. 1 sentence 1 WpHG of RBC Finance B.V. in D+S europe AG, Hamburg, Germany (address: Kapstadtring 10, 22297 Hamburg, Germany) exceeded

  • on April 18, 2008 the thresholds of 3%, 5%, 10% and 15% and, on this date, amounted to 16.79% of the voting rights (6,308,500 shares). All such voting rights are attributed to RBC Finance B.V. pursuant to sec. 22 para. 1 sentence 1 No. 1, para. 3 WpHG from shares held by Pyramus S.à r.l., Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
  • on April 21, 2008 the thresholds of 20% and 25% and, on this date, amounted to 28.17% of the voting rights (11,504,500 shares). Thereof, 23.45% (9,579,500 shares) are attributed to RBC Finance B.V. pursuant to sec. 22 para. 1 sentence 1 No. 1, para. 3 WpHG from shares held by Pyramus S.à r.l. and 4.71% (1,925,000 shares) are attributed to RBC Finance B.V. pursuant to sec. 22 para. 1 sentence 1 No. 2, sentence 2 and 3 WpHG from shares held by Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
  • on April 23, 2008 the threshold of 30% and, on this date, amounted to 30.19% of the voting rights (12,329,500 shares). Thereof, 23.45% (9,579,500 shares) are attributed to RBC Finance B.V. pursuant to sec. 22 para. 1 sentence 1 No. 1, para 3 WpHG from shares held by Pyramus S.à r.l and 6.73% (2,750,000 shares) are attributed to RBC Finance B.V. pursuant to sec. 22 para. 1 sentence 1 No. 2, sentence 2 and 3 WpHG from shares held by Deutsche Bank AG.
  • on June 3, 2008 the threshold of 50% and, on this date, amounted to 50.34% of the voting rights (20,559,939 shares). All such voting rights are attributed to RBC Finance B.V. pursuant to sec. 22 para. 1 sentence 1 No. 1, para. 3 WpHG from shares held by Pyramus S.à r.l.
  • on July 14, 2008 the threshold of 75% and, on this date, amounted to 85.45% of the voting rights (34,900,402 shares). All such voting rights are attributed to RBC Finance B.V. pursuant to sec. 22 para. 1 sentence 1 No. 1, para. 3 WpHG from shares held by Pyramus S.à r.l.

The respective voting rights attributed to RBC Finance B.V. are held through the following companies and partnerships whose respective voting interest in D+S europe AG amounts to 3% or more respectively, whereby (i) RBC Holdings (Channel Islands) Ltd., RBC Trust Company (International) Ltd. and RBC Trustees (Guernsey) Limited (see lit. (a) through (c) below), are directly or indirectly controlled by RBC Finance B.V., (ii) Apax Guernsey (HoldCo) Ltd. (see lit. (d) below), is a company directly held by RBC Trustees (Guernsey) Limited in their capacity as trustees of The Hirzel III Trust, a trust established under Guernsey law, and (iii) the remaining companies and partnerships mentioned below are, in turn, directly or indirectly controlled by Apax Guernsey (HoldCo) Ltd.:

a) RBC Holdings (Channel Islands) Ltd.; b) RBC Trust Company (International) Ltd.; c) RBC Trustees (Guernsey) Limited in their capacity as trustees of The Hirzel III Trust; d) Apax Guernsey (HoldCo) Ltd.; e) Apax Europe VII Co-Investment GP Co. Ltd.; f) Apax Europe VII Co-Investment, L.P.; g) Apax Europe VII (GP) GmbH; h) Apax Europe VII (MLP) GmbH; i) Apax Europe VII GmbH & Co. KG; j) Apax Europe VII GP Co. Ltd.; k) Apax Europe VII GP, L.P. Inc.; l) Apax Europe VII-1, L.P.; m) Apax Europe VII-B, L.P.; n) Apax Europe VII-A, L.P.; o) Pyramus S.à r.l.

Yours faithfully,

RBC Finance B.V.
by:

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Name: I S M Jacometti-Spoelder
Function: Managing Director

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Emittent: D+S europe AG Kapstadtring 10 D-22297 Hamburg Telefon: +49 (0)40 4114 7014 FAX: +49 (0)40 4114 3555 Email: investor-relations@dseurope.ag WWW: http://www.dseurope.ag Branche: Werbung ISIN: DE0005336804 Indizes: SDAX, CDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share Börsen: Regulierter Markt/Prime Standard: Börse Frankfurt, Freiverkehr: Börse Berlin, Börse Hamburg, Börse Stuttgart, Börse Düsseldorf, Börse München Sprache: Deutsch

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