DGAP-PVR: zooplus AG: Publication according to Article 27a Section 2 WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] in accordance with Article 26 Section 1 WpHG with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

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zooplus AG 

02.09.2014 10:34

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I) Maxburg Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG, Grünwald, Germany, has informed us
pursuant to Article 27a Section 1 WpHG thereby making reference to the
exceedance of the threshold of 10% on August 18, 2014 as follows:

1. Aims pursued with the purchase (Article 27a Section 1 Sentence 3 WpHG) 
 
1.1 The investment in zooplus AG is not aimed at implementing strategic
objectives but is aimed at generating trading profit.
 
1.2 Maxburg Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG has no current plans to acquire
further voting rights within the next twelve months but reevaluates its
plans frequently based on market conditions, stock price, performance and
other factors.
 
1.3 Maxburg Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG does intend to exert an influence
on the composition of zooplus AG's supervisory bodies.
 
1.4 Maxburg Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG does not intend to achieve a
material change in zooplus AG's capital structure, in particular with
regard to the ratio between own funds and external funds and the dividend
policy.
 
2. Origin of the funds (Article 27a Section 1 Sentence 4 WpHG)
The acquisition of the voting rights on zooplus AG is financed through
equity capital.


II) RAG-Stiftung, Essen, Germany, has informed us pursuant to Article 27a
Section 1 WpHG thereby making reference to the exceedance of the threshold
of 10% on August 18, 2014 as follows:

Exceeding the voting right thresholds is not due to an acquisition of
shares by RAG-Stiftung, but is due to an one-time allocation of voting
rights attaching to shares attributed to a subsidiary, the Maxburg GmbH &
Co. KG (Article 22 Section 1 Sentence 1 No. 5 WpHG in accordance with
Article 22 Section 1 Sentence 2 WpHG).

1. Aims pursued with the purchase (Article 27a Section 1 Sentence 3 WpHG) 

1.1 The investment in zooplus AG is not aimed at implementing strategic
objectives but is aimed at generating trading profit.

1.2 RAG-Stiftung has no current plans to acquire further voting rights
within the next twelve months but reevaluates its plans frequently based on
market conditions, stock price, performance and other factors.
 
1.3 RAG-Stiftung does intend to exert an influence on the composition of
zooplus AG's supervisory bodies through its subsidiary Maxburg
Beteiligungen GmbH & Co. KG.
 
1.4 RAG-Stiftung does not intend to achieve a material change in zooplus
AG's capital structure, in particular with regard to the ratio between own
funds and external funds and the dividend policy.
 
2. Origin of the funds (Article 27a Section 1 Sentence 4 WpHG)
The acquisition of the voting rights is financed through equity capital.



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Language:     English
Company:      zooplus AG
              Sonnenstraße 15
              80331 München
              Germany
Internet:     www.zooplus.de
 
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