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May 21, 2014

Voting rights announcements

May 21, 2014

1. On May 14, 2014, Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, Germany, has notified us, SLM Solutions Group AG, pursuant to section 21 (1) of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz - WpHG) that its share of voting rights in SLM Solutions Group AG, Luebeck, Germany, has exceeded the thresholds of 3%, 5%, 10%, 15% and 20% and amounted to 23.40% of the voting rights (4,206,667 voting rights) as of May 9, 2014.

 

Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, Germany, has informed us, SLM Solutions Group AG, pursuant to § 27a of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz - WpHG) regarding the aims underlying the purchase of the voting rights and the origin of the funds used for the purchase as follows:

 

1. The purchase of voting rights in SLM Solutions Group AG leading to the exceeding of the threshold of 10% of voting rights in SLM Solutions Group AG is neither aimed to implement strategic objectives nor to generate trading profits. The exceeding exclusively results from the technical execution of the capital increase of SLM Solutions Group AG.

 

2. Deutsche Bank AG does not intend to acquire further voting rights in SLM Solutions Group AG within the next twelve months either by purchase or other means, except in the case of trading activities in the ordinary course of business.

 

3. Deutsche Bank AG does not intend to exert an influence on the appointment or removal of members of the managing board, the supervisory board or any other administrative, managing or supervisory body of SLM Solutions Group AG.

 

4. Deutsche Bank AG does not intend to achieve a material change in SLM Solutions Group AG's capital structure, particularly in terms of the ratio between own funds and external funds and the dividend policy.

 

The purchase of the voting rights was financed by own means.

 

2. On May 14, 2014, Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, Germany, has notified us pursuant to section 21 (1) of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz - WpHG) that its share of voting rights in SLM Solutions Group AG, Luebeck, Germany, has fallen below the thresholds of 20%, 15%, 10%, 5% and 3% and amounted to 0.00% of the voting rights (0 voting rights) as of May 13, 2014.