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Holding announcement according to article 135 section 2 BörseG (ESMA 2015/1597)

Erste Group Bank AG: Release according to art. 135 section 2 BörseG

Vienna (pta006/01.11.2019/15:10 UTC+1) - Release of Announcement according to article 135 section 2 BörseG

Notification of Major Holdings

1. Issuer
Erste Group Bank AG, Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Wien, Austria

2. Reason for notification
Acquisition / disposal of shares with voting rights

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

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

4. Names of shareholders, if different from declarants (3)

5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached
30.10.2019

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 of issuer
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed / reached 4,03 0,16 4,19 429,800,000
Position of previous notification 3,83 0,21 4,04

7. Notified details of the resulting situation

7.A: Voting rights attached to shares

ISIN code absolute direct (Sec 130 BörseG 2018) absolute indirect (Sec 133 BörseG 2018) in % direct (Sec 130 BörseG 2018) in % indirect (Sec 133 BörseG 2018)
AT0000652011 0 17,329,272 0.00 4.03
Total:   17,329,272   4.03

7.B.1: Financial / Other Instruments pursuant to Sec. 131 para. 1 No. 1 BörseG 2018

type of instrument Maturity / Expiration Exercise or conversion period Voting Rights Absolute Voting Rights in %
N/A N/A 42 0.00
N/A N/A 387316 0.09
    Total: 387,358 0.09

7.B.2: Financial / Other Instruments pursuant to Sec. 131 para. 1 No. 2 BörseG 2018

type of instrument Maturity / Expiration Exercise or conversion period Cash or physical transaction Voting Rights Absolute Voting Rights in %
N/A N/A Cash 293659 0.07
      Total: 293,659 0.07

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

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial/other instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity.

No. Name Directly controlled by No. Shares held directly (%) Financial/other instruments held directly (%) Total of both (%)
1 BlackRock, Inc. n/a n/a n/a
2 Trident Merger, LLC 1 n/a n/a n/a
3 BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 2 n/a n/a n/a
4 BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc. 1 n/a n/a n/a
5 BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 4 n/a n/a n/a
6 BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC 5 n/a n/a n/a
7 BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC 6 n/a n/a n/a
8 BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc. 7 n/a n/a n/a
9 BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 8 n/a n/a n/a
10 BlackRock Fund Advisors 8 n/a n/a n/a
11 BlackRock Capital Holdings, Inc. 5 n/a n/a n/a
12 BlackRock Advisors, LLC 11 n/a n/a n/a
13 BlackRock Capital Management, Inc. 12 n/a n/a n/a
14 BlackRock International Holdings, Inc. 5 n/a n/a n/a
15 BR Jersey International Holdings L.P. 14 n/a n/a n/a
16 BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd. 15 n/a n/a n/a
17 BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 16 n/a n/a n/a
18 BlackRock Cayman 1 LP 27 n/a n/a n/a
19 BlackRock HK Holdco Limited 16 n/a n/a n/a
20 BlackRock Cayman West Bay Finco Limited 18 n/a n/a n/a
21 BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 19 n/a n/a n/a
22 BlackRock Japan Holdings GK 24 n/a n/a n/a
23 BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 22 n/a n/a n/a
24 BlackRock Lux Finco S.à r.l. 19 n/a n/a n/a
25 BlackRock Australia Holdco Pty. Ltd. 15 n/a n/a n/a
26 BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 25 n/a n/a n/a
27 BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC 15 n/a n/a n/a
28 BlackRock Canada Holdings LP 27 n/a n/a n/a
29 BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC 28 n/a n/a n/a
30 BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 29 n/a n/a n/a
31 BlackRock Cayman West Bay IV Limited 20 n/a n/a n/a
32 BlackRock Group Limited 31 n/a n/a n/a
33 BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 34 n/a n/a n/a
34 BlackRock Finance Europe Limited 32 n/a n/a n/a
35 BlackRock International Limited 32 n/a n/a n/a
36 BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 34 n/a n/a n/a
37 BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 34 n/a n/a n/a
38 BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 37 n/a n/a n/a

9. In case of proxy voting

Date of general meeting: N/A
Voting rights after general meeting:

10. Other useful information

The disclosure obligation arose due to voting rights attached to shares for BlackRock, Inc. going above 4%.

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Emitter: Erste Group Bank AG
Am Belvedere 1
1100 Wien
Austria
Contact Person: Thomas Sommerauer / Gerald Krames
Phone: +43 (0)5 0100 - 17326
E-Mail: thomas.sommerauer@erstegroup.com
Website: www.erstegroup.com
ISIN(s): AT0000652011 (Share)
Stock Exchange(s): Vienna Stock Exchange (Official Trade)
Other Stock Exchanges: Bucharest Stock Exchange, Prague Stock Exchange
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