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

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Merck KGaA 

07.02.2014 17:06

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.
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On February 05, 2014 we have been notified pursuant to § 21 para. 1 WpHG of
the following:

The proportion of voting rights via shares of BlackRock Advisors Holdings,
Inc., New York, NY, USA, in Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has fallen
below the threshold of 5% of the voting rights on February 03, 2014 and at
that time amounted to 4.94% (3,190,293 voting rights). These voting rights
were attributed to BlackRock Advisors Holdings, Inc. pursuant to § 22 para
1 sentence 1 no. 6 WpHG in conjunction with § 22 para 1 sentence 2 WpHG.

The proportion of voting rights via shares of BlackRock International
Holdings Inc., New York, NY, USA in Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has
fallen below the threshold of 5% of the voting rights on February 03, 2014
and at that time amounted to 4.86% (3,137,523 voting rights). These voting
rights were attributed to BlackRock International Holdings Inc. pursuant to
§ 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 WpHG in conjunction with § 22 para 1 sentence
2 WpHG.

The proportion of voting rights via shares of BR Jersey International
Holdings L.P., St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands in Merck KGaA,
Darmstadt, Germany, has fallen below the threshold of 5% of the voting
rights on February 03, 2014 and at that time amounted to 4.86% (3,137,523
voting rights). These voting rights were attributed to BR Jersey
International Holdings L.P. 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
              Germany
Internet:     www.merck.de
 
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