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: Royal Bank of Canada Sitz: London EC4V 4DE Staat: United Kingdom

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

29.07.2008

- Notification with respect to voting rights -

Notification pursuant to sec. 21, 22 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, Canada, (London branch address: 71 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4DE) 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 Royal Bank of Canada 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 Royal Bank of Canada 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 Royal Bank of Canada 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 Royal Bank of Canada 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 Royal Bank of Canada 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 Royal Bank of Canada 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 Royal Bank of Canada 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 Royal Bank of Canada 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 Royal Bank of Canada 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 Finance B.V., RBC Holdings (Channel Islands) Ltd., RBC Trust Company (International) Ltd. and RBC Trustees (Guernsey) Limited (see lit. (a) through (d) below), are directly or indirectly controlled by Royal Bank of Canada, (ii) Apax Guernsey (HoldCo) Ltd. (see lit. (e) 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 Finance B.V.; b) RBC Holdings (Channel Islands) Ltd.; c) RBC Trust Company (International) Ltd.; d) RBC Trustees (Guernsey) Limited in their capacity as trustees of The Hirzel III Trust; e) Apax Guernsey (HoldCo) Ltd.; f) Apax Europe VII Co-Investment GP Co. Ltd.; g) Apax Europe VII Co-Investment, L.P.; h) Apax Europe VII (GP) GmbH; i) Apax Europe VII (MLP) GmbH; j) Apax Europe VII GmbH & Co. KG; k) Apax Europe VII GP Co. Ltd.; l) Apax Europe VII GP, L.P. Inc.; m) Apax Europe VII-1, L.P.; n) Apax Europe VII-B, L.P.; o) Apax Europe VII-A, L.P.;

p) Pyramus S.à r.l.

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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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