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voestalpine AG / Publication of an Announcement according toart. 93 BörseG with the objective of Europe-web publication

Published: July 9, 2015; 18:02 · (Vindobona)

voestalpine AG hereby announces in accordance with § 93 (2) BörseG (Austrian Stock Exchange Act) that it received notification from Bank of America Corporation on 7 July 2015 stating that it held shares and financial instruments within the meaning of § 91a BörseG representing more than 5% of the voting rights of voestalpine AG on 2 July 2015.

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Notification of voting rights transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement.

Release according to article 93 BörseG with the aim of a Europe-wide
distribution

Person/company obliged to make the notification:
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Name: Bank of America Corporation
Place: Wilmington
State: United States of America

voestalpine AG: Notification in accordance with § 93 (2) BörseG
Interest held by Bank of America Corporation rose above 5% on 2 July 2015 and
fell below 4% on 6 July 2015

voestalpine AG hereby announces in accordance with § 93 (2) BörseG (Austrian
Stock Exchange Act) that it received notification from Bank of America
Corporation on 7 July 2015 stating that it held shares and financial instruments
within the meaning of § 91a BörseG representing more than 5% of the voting
rights of voestalpine AG on 2 July 2015.
In detail, Bank of America Corporation stated it had the following direct and
indirect holdings of voestalpine AG shares and financial instruments within the
meaning of § 91a BörseG on 2 July 2015:

_______________________________________________________________________________
| Shareholder | |Number of ordinary| Voting rights |
|________________________|_________________|shares____________|_in %__________|
|_Bank_of_America_N.A |_shares__________|_88_______________|_0.00%_________|
| Merrill Lynch, Pierce, | shares | 122 | 0.00% |
| Fenner and Smith Inc. | | | |
|_(Discretionary_PIA)____|_________________|__________________|_______________|
| Merrill Lynch | shares | 6,520,000 | 3.73% |
|_Equity_S.à_r.l.________|_________________|__________________|_______________|
| Merrill Lynch, Pierce, |shares |93 | 0.00% |
| Fenner and Smith Inc. | | | |
|_(Discretionary_PIA)____|_________________|__________________|_______________|
|_Subtotal_______________|_________________|_6,520,303________|_3.73%_________|
| Merrill Lynch, Pierce, | Financial | 2,785,933 | 1.59% |
| Fenner and Smith Inc. | instruments | | |
|_(Discretionary_PIA)____|_based on shares_|__________________|_______________|
|_Total__________________|_________________|_9,306,236________|_5.32%_________|

 

When calculating voting rights, all of the voting rights specified in §§ 91 to
92 BörseG must be added together in accordance with § 91a (7) BörseG. Bank of
America Corporation therefore held a total of 9,306,236 ordinary shares and
financial instruments based on ordinary shares on 2 July 2015. Based on the
174,949,163 voestalpine ordinary shares issued, this represents 5.32% of the
voting rights of voestalpine AG.
On 8 July 2015, voestalpine AG received notification from Bank of America
Corporation that on 6 July 2015 its direct and indirect holdings of voestalpine
AG ordinary shares and financial instruments based on ordinary shares did not
exceed 4%, and its holdings of voestalpine AG voting rights therefore fell below
the 4% threshold on this date.

Further inquiry note:
DI Peter Fleischer
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +43/50304/15-9949
Fax: +43/50304/55-5581
mailto:peter.fleischer@voestalpine.com
http://www.voestalpine.com
end of announcement euro adhoc
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issuer: voestalpine AG
voestalpine-Straße 1
A-4020 Linz
phone: +43 50304/15-9949
FAX: +43 50304/55-5581
mail: IR@voestalpine.com
WWW: www.voestalpine.com
sector: Metal Goods & Engineering
ISIN: AT0000937503
indexes: WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
stockmarkets: official market: Wien
language: English

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