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 

14.08.2014 17:58

Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement, transmitted by
DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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On August 13, 2014 we have been notified pursuant to § 21 para. 1 WpHG of
the following:

The proportion of voting rights via shares of BlackRock Delaware Holdings,
Inc., Wilmington, DE, U.S.A. in Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has fallen
below the threshold of 3% of the voting rights on August 11, 2014 and at
that time amounted to 2.97% (3,843,782 voting rights). All voting rights
were attributed to BlackRock Delaware 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 Holdco 4, LLC,
Wilmington, DE, U.S.A. in Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has fallen below
the threshold of 3% of the voting rights on August 11, 2014 and at that
time amounted to 2.97% (3,843,782 voting rights). All voting rights were
attributed to BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC 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 Holdco 6, LLC,
Wilmington, DE, U.S.A. in Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has fallen below
the threshold of 3% of the voting rights on August 11, 2014 and at that
time amounted to 2.97% (3,843,782 voting rights). All voting rights were
attributed to BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC 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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