DGAP-PVR: GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft: 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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GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft 

28.03.2014 16:30

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GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, Düsseldorf

ISIN: DE0006602006 // WKN: 660200

Publication according to sec. 26 para. 1 German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG)

1. On March 27, 2014, BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc., Wilmington, DE, USA,
informed us pursuant to sec. 21 para. 1 WpHG as follows:

On March 25, 2014, the voting interest held by BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.,
Wilmington, DE, USA, in GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, Düsseldorf, Germany,
fell below the threshold of 5% and amounted to 4.98% (9,593,433 voting
rights) on that day.

All of the voting rights are attributable to BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
pursuant to sec. 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 6 WpHG in connection with sent. 2
WpHG.

2. On March 27, 2014, BlackRock Financial Management, Inc., New York, NY,
USA informed us pursuant to sec. 21 para. 1 WpHG as follows:

On March 25, 2014 the voting interest held by BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc., New York, NY, USA, in GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft,
Düsseldorf, Germany, fell below the threshold of 5% and amounted to 4.98%
(9,593,433 voting rights) on that day.

All of the voting rights are attributable to BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc. pursuant to sec. 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 6 in connection
with sent. 2 WpHG.

Düsseldorf, March 28, 2014

GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
The Executive Board



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Language:     English
Company:      GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
              Peter-Müller-Straße 12
              40468 Düsseldorf
              Germany
Internet:     www.gea.com
 
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