DGAP-PVR: Celesio AG: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

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Celesio AG 

03.12.2013 14:19

Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement, transmitted by
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The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Elliott Capital Advisors, L.P., Wilmington, DE, U.S.A. informed us on
December 2, 2013 pursuant to sec. 27a para. 1 sentences 1 and 3 WpHG
thereby making reference to the crossing of the threshold of 10% of the
voting rights on October 30, 2013, in respect of the objectives pursued
with the acquisition of the voting rights that:

 1. the prevalent aim of the investment is implementing strategic
    objectives where the sale of the shares shall not be excluded;

 2. Elliott Capital Advisors, L.P. plans to acquire further voting rights
    of Celesio AG within the next twelve months by means of purchase or by
    other means;

 3. Elliott Capital Advisors, L.P. intends to exert influence on the
    appointment or removal of members of the administrative, managing and
    supervisory bodies of Celesio AG; and

 4. Elliott Capital Advisors, L.P. intends to achieve a material change in
    the capital structure of Celesio AG, in particular as regards the ratio
    between its own funds and external funds and the dividend policy.

In respect of the origin of the funds used to acquire the voting rights
Elliott Capital Advisors, L.P. notifies pursuant to Sec. 27a para. 1
sentence 4 WpHG that the acquisition of the voting rights is financed by
100% of own funds.

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Language:     English
Company:      Celesio AG
              Neckartalstr. 155
              70376 Stuttgart
Internet:     www.celesio.com
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