Source: EQS Group AG

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

Merck KGaA 

06.02.2014 17:53

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.

On February 4, 2014 we have been notified pursuant to § 21 para. 1 WpHG of
the following:
The proportion of voting rights via shares of BlackRock Group Limited,
London, U.K. in Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has fallen below the
threshold of 5% of the voting rights on January 31, 2014 and at that time
amounted to 4.89% (3,162,366 voting rights). All voting rights were
attributed to BlackRock Group Limited pursuant to § 22 para. 1 sentence 1
no. 6 WpHG in conjunction with § 22 para 1 sentence 2 WpHG.

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Language:     English
Company:      Merck KGaA
              Frankfurter Str. 250
              64293 Darmstadt
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