Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG

EANS-Voting Rights: Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG
Publication of an Announcement according to art. 93 BörseG with the objective of Europe-web publication

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  Notification of voting rights transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is
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Release according to article 93 BörseG with the aim of a Europe-wide
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Ternitz, 15.10.2015: Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG (SBO) was
informed on 14.10.2015 and announces, pursuant to Sec 93 (2) BoerseG, that
Threadneedle Asset Management Limited ("TAML") holds 4.04% of the voting rights
(645,933 voting rights) in SBO since the purchase transaction on October 9,
2015.

TAML is a subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, Inc. ("AMP"). AMP is an indirect
substantial shareholder in Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG, through
the direct shareholdings of various funds and investment companies which are
managed by its indirect wholly owned subsidiaries.

Voting rights

As of October 9, 2015 645,933 voting rights (of 16,000,000 total voting rights
outstanding) in SBO, which are 4.04% of the total voting rights and which are
owned by several funds, investment companies and segregated portfolios, have to
be attributed to TAML, as the investment manager of the such funds, investment
companies and segregated portfolios. TAML is a UK registered investment adviser
that manages investment companies, private funds and managed accounts and TAML
has control over the voting of shares in SBO with respect to the following
accounts:


ACCOUNT                                        SBO SHARES  VOTING RIGHTS in SBO

Threadneedle (Lux) - 
Global Smaller Companies Fund                         418        0.00%
Threadneedle (Lux) -
Pan European Small Cap Opportunities Fund          53,945        0.34%
IST Investmentstiftung                             11,876        0.07%
LVM through Universal KAG                           6,954        0.04%
Fonds de Reserve pour les Retraites                27,878        0.17%
KEVA through Mercer Global Investments
Europe Limited                                     26,325        0.16%
Threadneedle Investment Funds ICVC -
Threadneedle Pan European Smaller Companies Fund  163,977        1.02%
Threadneedle Investment Funds ICVC -
Threadneedle European Smaller Companies Fund      329,476        2.06%
ZFS UK Pension Scheme - Global Small Cap Fund      25,084        0.16%

Total                                             645,933        4.04%



Chain of control 
(see company name abbreviations below)

TAML, TPEN and TISL are each 100% direct subsidiaries of TCFL which itself is a
100% direct subsidiary of TAMHL which itself is a 100% direct subsidiary of
TAMUKH which itself is a 100% direct subsidiary of THL which itself is a 100%
direct subsidiary of TAMHS which itself is a 100% direct subsidiary of AMIHG
which itself is a 100% direct subsidiary of the ultimate parent company AMP.
Both TPEN and TISL delegate voting control of shares held to TAML.

TMLSA is a 100% direct subsidiary of TAMHS which itself is a 100% direct
subsidiary of AMIHG which itself is a 100% direct subsidiary of the ultimate
parent company AMP. TMLSA delegates voting control of shares held to TAML.

Each respective company, therefore, holds a controlling interest in its
respective subsidiary. Consequently, all the voting rights mentioned under
"Voting rights" above need to be attributed to TAML and each of TAML's direct
and indirect parent companies pursuant to sec 92 (4) SEA and, therefore, each of
such companies has exceeded the 4% threshold in SBO on the same date as TAML,
i.e. on October 9, 2015.

Company name abbreviations:

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. ("AMP") 
Ameriprise International Holdings GmbH ("AMIHG")
Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings SARL ("TAMHS") 
Threadneedle Holdings Limited ("THL")
TAM UK Holdings Limited ("TAMUKH")
Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Limited ("TAMHL")
TC Financing Limited ("TCFL") 
Threadneedle Asset Management Limited ("TAML") 
Threadneedle Pensions Limited ("TPEN") 
Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. ("TMLSA") 
Threadneedle Investment Services Limited ("TISL")

Further inquiry note:
Florian Schütz, MBA
Head of Investor Relations SBO
Tel.: +43 2630 315-251
f.schuetz@sbo.co.at

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 
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issuer:      Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG
             Hauptstrasse 2
             A-2630 Ternitz
phone:       02630/315110
FAX:         02630/315101
mail:     sboe@sbo.co.at
WWW:      http://www.sbo.at
sector:      Oil & Gas - Upstream activities
ISIN:        AT0000946652
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English
 

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