Announcement pursuant to sec. 93 Austrian Stock Exchange Act in connection with sec. 91 art. 1 Austrian Stock Exchange Act -Change of significant voting right thresholds
Erste Group Bank AG informs the public pursuant to sec. 93 Austrian Stock Exchange Act in connection with sec. 91 art. 1 Austrian Stock Exchange Act that BlackRock, Inc., Wilmington, DE, United States of America, as of 19 January 2016 held 17,248,132 or 4.01% of voting rights attached to shares (previously 3.98%) and 664,018 or 0.15% of voting rights through financial instruments (previously 0.15%) in Erste Group Bank AG (rounded stake in share capital of 4.16% compared to previously 4.13%), thus combined more than 4% of Erste Group Bank AG´s share capital (EUR 859,600,000 divided into 429,800,000 voting no-par value bearer shares - ordinary shares).
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