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 

14.05.2014 15:09

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DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG.
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On May 12, 2014, UBS AG, Zurich, Switzerland, notified us pursuant to § 21
para 1 WpHG that its proportion of voting rights via shares in Merck KGaA,
Darmstadt, Germany, fell below the threshold of 3% of the voting rights on
May 8, 2014 and at that time amounted to 2.52% (1,628,212 voting rights).
Of these, 0.58% (375,497 voting rights) were attributed to UBS AG pursuant
to § 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 1 WpHG.

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Language:     English
Company:      Merck KGaA
              Frankfurter Str. 250
              64293 Darmstadt
Internet:     www.merck.de
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