21. Feb 2023
WashTec AG: Release according to Article 40, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution
21.02.2023 / 11:05 CET/CEST
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Alantra EQMC Asset Management SGIIC, S.A., Madrid, Spain, has informed us pursuant to section 43 paragraph 1 on 20 February 2023 in connection with exceeding the 15% threshold of 7 February 2023 of the following:
Ref.: Announcement according to section 43 paragraph 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (Gesetz über den Wertpapierhandel
Dear Sir or Madam,
By voting rights notification dated 10 February 2023, EQMC ICAV, Dublin, Ireland (“EQMC
”), notified that on 7 February 2023 EQMC exceeded the threshold of 15% of the voting rights in WashTec AG (“WashTec
”) in accordance with section 33 WpHG. EQMC is hereby represented by Alantra EQMC Asset Management SGIIC, S.A. acting as its investment manager.
In this context we inform you – in the name and on behalf of EQMC - pursuant to section 43 paragraph 1 sentence 3 WpHG as follows:
- The acquisition of the voting rights in WashTec serves to generate trading profits.
- Depending on the stock market price and the general economic situation of WashTec, EQMC might acquire further voting rights within the next twelve months.
- It is intended, by expressing opinions and/or deliberations, to exert influence on the appointment or removal of members of the administrative, managing and supervisory bodies of WashTec.
- Depending on the success of the ongoing management strategy, market conditions and available transaction opportunities, EQMC would evaluate proposing to the relevant bodies of WashTec introducing relevant changes to the capital structure or the dividend policy.
The acquisition of the shareholding of approximately 15.14% of the voting rights in WashTec by EQMC, which led to the aforementioned voting rights notification threshold being exceeded, was financed by its own funds.
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