Under the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz, WpHG) shareholders and individuals having access to voting rights are obliged to notify the issuer and the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, BaFin) immediately when reaching, exceeding or falling below the thresholds of 3 %, 5 %, 10 %, 15 %, 20 %, 25 %, 30 %, 50 % or 75 % of the voting rights in a publicly listed company either through the acquisition or disposal of shares or other financial instruments or by any other means (§§ 33 et sqq. WpHG; until 2. January 2018: §§ 21 et sqq. WpHG). The issuer is obliged to release any notification of voting rights without delay (§ 40 WpHG; until 2. January 2018: § 26 WpHG).
Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA publishes release of voting rights notifications through the EQS Group AG ( www.dgap.de ). The complete wording of all voting rights notifications recently published related to our company can be found here:
Release of voting rights notifications - BVB share
We kindly request that any shareholders obliged to inform Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA about changes in numbers of voting rights send the relevant notification to the following address:
Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA
Telefax: +49 231 9020 852746
Please note that you are also obliged to inform the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) about any such changes. BaFin has published information on publication requirements on the Internet.