DGAP-PVR: GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft: 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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02.11.2016 11:18

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Notification of Major Holdings

1. Details of issuer

     GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft  
     Peter-Müller-Straße 12        
     40468 Düsseldorf              
     Germany                       

2. Reason for notification

   X    Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights                    
   X    Acquisition/disposal of instruments                                  
        Change of breakdown of voting rights                                 
   X    Other reason:                                                        
        Voluntary group notification with triggered threshold on subsidiary  
        level                                                                

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

     Name:              City and country of registered office:  
     BlackRock, Inc.    Wilmington, DE                          
                        United States of America (USA)          

4. Names of shareholder(s)
holding directly 3% or more voting rights, if different from 3.

   

5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached

     24 Oct 2016  

6. Total positions

                % of voting   % of voting rights   total of  total number 
            rights attached  through instruments  both in %     of voting 
           to shares (total    (total of 7.b.1 +    (7.a. +     rights of 
                   of 7.a.)               7.b.2)      7.b.)        issuer 
  Result-            4.11 %               1.04 %     5.15 %     192495476 
  ing                                                                     
  situat-                                                                 
  ion                                                                     
  Previo-            4.18 %               0.89 %     5.07 %             / 
  us                                                                      
  notifi-                                                                 
  cation                                                                  

7. Notified details of the resulting situation
a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec.s 21, 22 WpHG)

    ISIN            absolute                       in %              
                  direct (Sec.  indirect (Sec.  direct (Sec.  indirect 
                      21 WpHG)        22 WpHG)      21 WpHG)  (Sec. 22 
                                                                 WpHG) 
    DE0006602006             0         7911077        0.00 %    4.11 % 
    Total           7911077                       4.11 %             

b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 25 para. 1 No. 1 WpHG

    Type of     Expiration or  Exercise or    Voting     Voting 
    instrument  maturity date  conversion     rights  rights in 
                               period       absolute          % 
    Lent        N/A            N/A           1139305     0.59 % 
    Securities                                                  
                               Total         1139305     0.59 % 

b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 25 para. 1 No. 2 WpHG

    Type of     Expiration   Exercise or  Cash or       Voting  Voting 
    instrument  or maturity  conversion   physical      rights  rights 
                date         period       settlement  absolute    in % 
    Contract    N/A          N/A          Cash          857181  0.45 % 
    for                                                                
    Difference                                                         
                                          Total         857181  0.45 % 

8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification
obligation

        Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled and  
        does itself not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly    
        or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer (1.).           
   X    Full chain of controlled undertakings starting with the ultimate     
        controlling natural person or legal entity:                          

  Name                      % of voting   % of voting rights     Total of 
                          rights (if at  through instruments  both (if at 
                          least held 3%    (if at least held   least held 
                               or more)          5% or more)  5% or more) 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  Trident Merger, LLC                 %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Investment                %                    %            % 
  Management, LLC                                                         
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock Holdco 4,                 %                    %            % 
  LLC                                                                     
  BlackRock Holdco 6,                 %                    %            % 
  LLC                                                                     
  BlackRock Delaware                  %                    %            % 
  Holdings Inc.                                                           
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  Institutional Trust                                                     
  Company, National                                                       
  Association                                                             
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock Holdco 4,                 %                    %            % 
  LLC                                                                     
  BlackRock Holdco 6,                 %                    %            % 
  LLC                                                                     
  BlackRock Delaware                  %                    %            % 
  Holdings Inc.                                                           
  BlackRock Fund                      %                    %            % 
  Advisors                                                                
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock Capital                   %                    %            % 
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BlackRock Advisors,                 %                    %            % 
  LLC                                                                     
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock (Singapore)               %                    %            % 
  Holdco Pte. Ltd.                                                        
  BlackRock (Singapore)               %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock (Singapore)               %                    %            % 
  Holdco Pte. Ltd.                                                        
  BlackRock Asia-Pac                  %                    %            % 
  Holdco, LLC                                                             
  BlackRock HK Holdco                 %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Asset                     %                    %            % 
  Management North Asia                                                   
  Limited                                                                 
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock (Singapore)               %                    %            % 
  Holdco Pte. Ltd.                                                        
  BlackRock Asia-Pac                  %                    %            % 
  Holdco, LLC                                                             
  BlackRock HK Holdco                 %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Cayco                     %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Trident                   %                    %            % 
  Holding Company                                                         
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Japan                     %                    %            % 
  Holdings GK                                                             
  BlackRock Japan Co.,                %                    %            % 
  Ltd.                                                                    
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock Australia                 %                    %            % 
  Holdco Pty. Ltd.                                                        
  BlackRock Investment                %                    %            % 
  Management                                                              
  (Australia) Limited                                                     
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock Holdco 3,                 %                    %            % 
  LLC                                                                     
  BlackRock Canada                    %                    %            % 
  Holdings LP                                                             
  BlackRock Canada                    %                    %            % 
  Holdings ULC                                                            
  BlackRock Asset                     %                    %            % 
  Management Canada                                                       
  Limited                                                                 
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock Group                     %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Advisors                  %                    %            % 
  (UK) Limited                                                            
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock Group                     %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Luxembourg                %                    %            % 
  Holdco S.à r.l.                                                         
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  (Luxembourg) S.A.                                                       
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock Group                     %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Luxembourg                %                    %            % 
  Holdco S.à r.l.                                                         
  BlackRock Investment                %                    %            % 
  Management Ireland                                                      
  Holdings Limited                                                        
  BlackRock Asset                     %                    %            % 
  Management Ireland                                                      
  Limited                                                                 
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock Group                     %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International Limited                                                   
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock Group                     %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International Limited                                                   
  BlackRock Life                      %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock Group                     %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  (Netherlands) B.V.                                                      
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock Group                     %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Investment                %                    %            % 
  Management (UK)                                                         
  Limited                                                                 
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock Group                     %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Investment                %                    %            % 
  Management (UK)                                                         
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Asset                     %                    %            % 
  Management                                                              
  Deutschland AG                                                          
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock Group                     %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Investment                %                    %            % 
  Management (UK)                                                         
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Asset                     %                    %            % 
  Management                                                              
  Deutschland AG                                                          
  iShares (DE) I                      %                    %            % 
  Investmentaktiengesel-                                                  
  lschaft mit                                                             
  Teilgesellschaftsverm-                                                  
  ögen                                                                    
 
  BlackRock, Inc.                     %                    %            % 
  BlackRock Holdco 2,                 %                    %            % 
  Inc.                                                                    
  BlackRock Financial                 %                    %            % 
  Management, Inc.                                                        
  BlackRock                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings, Inc.                                                          
  BR Jersey                           %                    %            % 
  International                                                           
  Holdings L.P.                                                           
  BlackRock Group                     %                    %            % 
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Investment                %                    %            % 
  Management (UK)                                                         
  Limited                                                                 
  BlackRock Fund                      %                    %            % 
  Managers Limited                                                        

9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 22 para. 3 WpHG

     Date of general meeting:                                             
     Holding position after general meeting:    % (equals voting rights)  

10. Other explanatory remarks:

   


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Language:     English
Company:      GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft
              Peter-Müller-Straße 12
              40468 Düsseldorf
              Germany
Internet:     www.gea.com
 
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