Release according to article 40 para. 1 WpHG

OVB Holding AG: Release according to Article 40, Section 1 of the WpHG

Cologne (pta021/18.10.2019/15:35 UTC+2) - Release of Voting Rights Announcement

Voting Rights Announcement

1. Details of issuer

Name: OVB Holding AG
Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 391200YVRGI53NXMSV66
Street: Heumarkt 1
Postal code: 50667
City: Köln, Germany

2. Reason for notification
Voluntary disclosure: Change in the shareholders of the participants in a voting agreement

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
Legal entity: Bâloise Holding AG
City and country of registered office: Basel, Switzerland

4. Names of shareholders mit 3% oder mehr Stimmrechte, wenn abweichend von 3.
Basler Beteiligungsholding GmbH; Generali CEE Holding B. V.; SIGNAL IDUNA Lebensversicherung a. G.; SIGNAL IDUNA Krankenversicherung a. G.

5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached

6. Total positions

  % of voting rights attached to shares (total of 7.a.) % of voting rights through instruments (total of 7.b.1 + 7.b.2) Total of both in % (7.a. + 7.b.) Total number of voting rights pursuant to Sec. 41 WpHG
New 96.98 0.00 96.98 14,251,314
Previous notification (if applicable) 32,565.00 0.00 n/a

7. Details on total positions

a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec.s 33, 34 WpHG)

ISIN Absolute direct (Sec. 33 WpHG) Absolute indirect (Sec. 34 WpHG) In % direct (Sec. 33 WpHG) In % indirect (Sec. 34 WpHG)
DE0006286560 0 13,820,790 0.00 96.98
Total:   96   13,820,790.00

b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 1 WpHG

type of instrument Maturity / Expiration Exercise or conversion period Voting Rights Absolute Voting Rights in %

b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 2 WpHG

type of instrument Maturity / Expiration Exercise or conversion period Cash or physical transaction Voting Rights Absolute Voting Rights in %

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

Full chain of controlled undertakings starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity

Name % of voting rights (if at least 3% or more) % of voting rights through instruments (if at least 5% or more) Total of both (if at least 5% or more)
Bâloise Holding AG 85.50 85.50
Baloise Delta Holding S.à.r.l.
BASLER Versicherung Beteiligungen B.V. & Co. KG
Basler Lebensversicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft 85.50 85.50
Basler Beteiligungsholding GmbH 96.98 96.98

9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 34 para. 3 WpHG
(only in case of attribution of voting rights in accordance with Sec. 34 para. 1 sent. 1 No. 6 WpHG)

Date of general meeting: N/A

Holding total positions (6.) after general meeting:

Proportion of voting rights Proportion of instruments Total of both
% % %

10. Other useful information

On the basis of the amended administrative practice of BaFin in relation to the judgement of the Federal Court of Justice of 25 September 2018 (IIZR 190/17), the existing pool agreements between Basler Beteiligungsholding GmbH, SIGNAL IDUNA Lebensversicherung a.G. and Generali Lebensversicherung (Pool Agreement 2000) and between the core shareholders of the SIGNAL IDUNA Group and the Basler Group (Pool Agreement 2010) are deemed acting in concert in accordance with section 34(2) WpHG. This voluntary disclosure has been issued on account of Generali CEE Holding B.V. joining Pool Agreement 2000 as at the above date (cf. parallel notification by Assicurazioni Generali SpA).



Emitter: OVB Holding AG
Heumarkt 1
50667 Köln
Contact Person: Brigitte Bonifer
Phone: +49 221 20 15-288
ISIN(s): DE0006286560 (Share)
Stock Exchange(s): Regulated Market in Frankfurt; Free Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich, Stuttgart