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 14:28

Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement, transmitted by
DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Hambledon, Inc. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 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. Hambledon, Inc. plans to acquire further voting rights of Celesio AG
    within the next twelve months by means of purchase or by other means;

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

 4. Hambledon, 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
Hambledon, 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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