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DIC Asset AG: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

DIC Asset AG 29.11.2013 19:16Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement, transmitted byDGAP - a company of EQS Group AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.---------------------------------------------------------------------------DIC Asset AGFrankfurt am MainISIN: DE000A1X3XX4Securities Code No.: A1X3XXRelease according to Article 26 Section 1 WpHG (German Securities TradingAct) with the objective of Europe-wide distributionRelease of an announcement according to Article 27a Section 1 WpHG (GermanSecurities Trading Act) (Substantial Holding)On November 27, 2013 DIC Beteiligungsgesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts,Frankfurt am Main, Germany, informed us that on November 27, 2013 itsvoting rights in DIC Asset AG, Frankfurt am Main, exceeded the threshold of10 % and on that day amounted to 14.52 % (equivalent 9,960,759 votingrights). Of these voting rights, 0.55% (equivalent 379,024 voting rights)are to be attributed to DIC Beteiligungsgesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechtspursuant to Article 22 Section 1 Sentence 1 No. 2 WpHG and 11.34 %(equivalent 7,778,170 voting rights) are to be attributed to DICBeteiligungsgesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts pursuant to Article 22 Section2 WpHG.In addition against such background, DIC Beteiligungsgesellschaftbürgerlichen Rechts, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, informed us pursuant toArticle 27a Section 1 WpHG as follows: a) The investment is aimed at the implementation of strategic aims and is    not intended to realize trading profits. b) DIC Beteiligungsgesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts does not intend to    obtain further voting rights in DIC Asset AG by acquisition or in any    other way within the next 12 months except from the opportunity of    participating in capital increases for maintaining the proportional    participation. c) Apart from the exercise of voting rights in the general meeting of DIC    Asset AG, DIC Beteiligungsgesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts does not    intend to influence the composition of the administrative, management    and/or the supervisory bodies of DIC Asset AG. d) DIC Beteiligungsgesellschaft bürgerlichen Rechts does not intend a    substantial change of the capital structure of DIC Asset AG, in    particular with respect to the equity-to-assets ratio and the dividend    policy. One part of the voting rights was acquired by the exercise of subscriptionrights in connection with the capital increase against cash contribution ofDIC Asset AG and in this regard was financed by debt capital. The remainingvoting rights are to be attributed to DIC Beteiligungsgesellschaftbürgerlichen Rechts pursuant to Article 22 Section 2 WpHG. Therefore,concerning the source of funds for the acquisition of these further votingrights in DIC Asset AG neither debt nor equity capital was used.Frankfurt am Main, November 2013DIC Asset AG  Management Board29.11.2013 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements,Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.Media archive at and Language:     EnglishCompany:      DIC Asset AG              Eschersheimer Landstr. 223              60320 Frankfurt              GermanyInternet: End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------