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

| Source: EQS Group AG
Celesio AG 

03.12.2013 14:24

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

Elliott International Capital Advisors Inc., 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 31, 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 International Capital Advisors Inc. plans to acquire further
    voting rights of Celesio AG within the next twelve months by means of
    purchase or by other means;

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

 4. Elliott International Capital Advisors Inc. 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 International Capital Advisors Inc. 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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