DGAP-PVR: BASF SE: 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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BASF SE 

21.05.2014 09:12

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Release according to § 26 para 1 sentence 1 WpHG
Notifications of voting rights pursuant to §§ 25 para 1 and 25 a para 1
WpHG


Issuer: BASF SE, Carl-Bosch-Straße 38, 67056 Ludwigshafen, Germany


1. On May 19, 2014 we received the following notification pursuant to § 25
para 1 WpHG:

On May 13, 2014, the percentage holding of the voting rights subject to
disclosure of Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main, Germany,
in BASF SE fell below the threshold of 5 % through disposal and amounts to
0.00 % (0 voting rights) on that day. The percentage holding of instruments
pursuant to § 25 WpHG of Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft amounts to 0.00 %
(0 voting rights, thereof held indirectly: 0.00 %, which equals to 0 voting
rights) and the percentage holding of voting rights pursuant to §§ 21 and
22 WpHG amounts to 0.11 % (966239 voting rights).

2. On May 19, 2014 we received the following notification pursuant to § 25
a para 1 WpHG:

On May 13, 2014, the percentage holding of the voting rights subject to
disclosure of Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Frankfurt am Main, Germany,
in BASF SE fell below the threshold of 5 % through disposal and amounts
3.24 % (29736239 voting rights) on that day. Thereof, 3.13 % (28770000
voting rights) are instruments pursuant to § 25 a WpHG (thereof held
indirectly: 0.00 %, which equals to 0 voting rights), 0.00 % (0 voting
rights) are instruments pursuant to § 25 WpHG (thereof held indirectly:
0.00 %, which equals to 0 voting rights) and 0.11 % (966239 voting rights)
are voting rights pursuant to §§ 21 and 22 WpHG.

Details of the instruments pursuant to § 25 a WpHG:

Designation Maturity Expiry
Writer put option ./. May 16, 2014
Writer put option ./. June 20, 2014
Writer put option ./. July 18, 2014
Writer put option ./. September 19, 2014
Writer put option ./. December 19, 2014
Writer put option ./. March 20, 2015
Writer put option ./. June 19, 2015
Writer put option ./. December 18, 2015
Writer put option ./. December 16, 2016
Cash-settled future May 16, 2014 ./.
Cash-settled future June 20, 2014 ./.
Cash-settled future August 15, 2014 ./.



Ludwigshafen, dated May 21, 2014


BASF SE



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Language:     English
Company:      BASF SE
              Carl-Bosch-Straße 38
              67056 Ludwigshafen
              Germany
Internet:     www.basf.com
 
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