Disclosure of shareholdings in accordance with Swiss stock exchange legislation

28.09.2012 / 07:00 /

As communicated on September 27, 2012, Ernst Peter Ditsch, residing in 55131 Mainz, Germany, acquired 635,599 Valora Holding AG registered shares on September 24, 2012. This shareholding, which represents 22.70% of the company’s total outstanding shares, was transferred to Mr. Ditsch in part payment for his sale to Valora Holding AG of his companies Brezelkönig GmbH & Co. KG and its limited-liability partner, Zweite Brezelkönig Verwaltungs GmbH, both of which have their registered offices in Mainz. The contact person for this communication is Dr. Marc Kalinowky, Bosenheimer Strasse 2-4, 55543 Bad Kreuznach, Germany.

Since, under the terms of its contract with Mr. Ditsch, Valora Holding AG has a right of first refusal to purchase the above shares in the event of their being sold after the lock-up period, Valora Holding AG - whose registered offices are at Hofackerstrasse 40, 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland - has purchasing rights on 635,599 shares, or 22.70% of its total outstanding share capital. In addition, Valora Holding AG holds 53,130 shares of treasury stock, equivalent to a further 1.90% of its total share capital. Valora Holding AG’s total holdings of Valora Holding AG shares thus amount to 24.60% of its total share capital (1.90% in treasury stock and purchasing rights on a further 22.70%). The contact person for this communication is Mladen Tomic, Hofackerstrasse 40, 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland.