The Management Board of RHI AG announces that it received a letter on December 30, 2015 at 10:06 a.m. stating the following:
“On behalf of our client, we hereby announce a change in significant shareholdings in RHI AG, FN 103123b, Wienerbergstraße 9, 1100 Vienna (“Issuer”) in accordance with § 91 BörseG.
MSP Foundation, FL-0002.498.534-9, is a foundation under Liechtenstein law, whose founder among others is Mag. Martin Schlaff, born on August 6, 1953. It is noted that only Mag. Martin Schlaff holds founder rights, voting rights and certain controlling rights with respect to MSP foundation, but no other founder or any other persons hold such founder rights, voting rights and controlling rights with respect to MSP Foundation. Therefore no element of equalization is given with respect to Mag. Martin Schlaff.
MS Private Foundation, FN 194908f, has sold and transferred all of its 11,347,058 no-par shares of the Issuer to MSP Foundation, FL-0002.498.534-9 based on a share purchase agreement of December 28, 2015. The effective date for the transfer of the shares subject to this agreement was the day the share purchase agreement was signed, hence December 28, 2015
In accordance with § 91 in conjunction with § 92 BörseG, the following circumstances are thus reported:
1. MSP Foundation, FL-0002.498.534-9, directly and its Founder Mag. Martin Schlaff indirectly via MSP Foundation hold 11.347.058 voting rights in the Issuer, this corresponds to 28,497% of all voting rights.
2. Therefore, MSP Foundation, FL-0002.498.534-9, and its founder Mag. Martin Schlaff indirectly via MSP Foundation exceeded the threshold of 25% of the voting rights in the Issuer.
3. The effective date for exceeding the threshold named under 2. is December 28, 2015.”
Therefore, the following investors hold a significant stake in RHI AG: MSP Foundation, Liechtenstein, with a share exceeding 25%, Chestnut Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany, with more than 5% and Silver Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany, with more than 5%. The voting rights of Chestnut Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH and Silver Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH are exercised jointly.