DGAP-PVR: Merck KGaA: Publication according to § 26 paragraph. 1 WpHG with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

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Merck KGaA 

16.05.2014 15:02

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Notification of voting rights pursuant to sec. 25 WpHG
We received the following notification pursuant to sec. 25 WpHG on May 14,
2014:

1. Listed company:
Merck KGaA
Frankfurter Str. 250, 64293 Darmstadt, Deutschland

2. Notifier:
Morgan Stanley Investments (UK), London , UK 

3. Triggering event:
Exceeding Threshold

4. Threshold(s) crossed or reached:
5%

5. Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached:
09.05.2014

6. Total amount of voting rights:
5.40% (equals 3488050 voting rights)
calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued:
64621126

7. Detailed information on the voting rights proportion:

Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to
sec. 25 WpHG:
3.27% (equals 2114604 voting rights)

thereof held indirectly:
3.27% (equals 2114604 voting rights)

Voting rights pursuant to sec. 21, 22 WpHG:
2.13% (equals 1373446 voting rights)

8. Detailed information on financial/other instruments pursuant to sec. 25
WpHG:

Chain of controlled undertakings:
Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

ISIN or name/description of the financial/other instrument:
Physically-Settled Call Options
Exercise period: 
Maturity: 
Expiration date: 19.09.2014

ISIN or name/description of the financial/other instrument:
Physically-Settled Call Options
Exercise period: 
Maturity: 
Expiration date: 10.12.2014

ISIN or name/description of the financial/other instrument:
Physically-Settled Call Options
Exercise period: 
Maturity: 
Expiration date: 12.12.2014

ISIN or name/description of the financial/other instrument:
Physically-Settled Call Options
Exercise period: 
Maturity: 
Expiration date: 19.12.2014

ISIN or name/description of the financial/other instrument: Retransfer
claims
Exercise period: 
Maturity: 
Expiration date: Various contracts that can be exercised at the lenders
discretion



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