AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG

EANS-Voting Rights: AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG
Publication of an Announcement after art. 93 BörseG with the objective of Europe-web publication

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Release according to article 93 BörseG with the aim of a Europe-wide
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AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG (AGRANA), Vienna, ISIN AT0000603709, hereby announces,
in accordance with Art. 93 (2) of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act (BörseG),
that it was informed by M&G Investment Management Limited, London|Great
Britain, on 26 February 2014, pursuant to Art. 91 BörseG, of a reduction in the
latter's participation in the share capital and voting rights of the Company.
M&G?s notification states that the share of voting rights held by Prudential
plc and several of its subsidiaries fell below the thresholds of 15, 10, 5 and
4% of the voting rights and subsequently amounts to 0.0% (0 shares) of the
shares issued (14,202,040).

Pursuant to Art. 93 (2) BörseG, AGRANA also hereby announces that it was
informed on 25 February 2014 by Z&S Zucker und Stärke Holding AG (Z&S), Vienna,
pursuant to Art. 91 BörseG, of an increase in the latter's participation in the
share capital and voting rights of the Company. Pursuant to Articles 91 and 91a
BörseG, the share of voting rights held by Z&S shall, with effect from 28
February 2014, exceed the threshold of 90% of voting rights and amount to
91.11% (12,938,772 shares) of the total number of shares issued (14,202,040).
4.93% (700,000 shares) of the newly acquired voting rights will be held by Z&S
via call options exercisable on AGRANA shares held by Südzucker AG
Mannheim/Ochsenfurt, Mannheim|Germany. The options may be exercised in the
period after 1 March 2015.

Pursuant to Art. 93 (2) BörseG, AGRANA also hereby announces that it was
informed on 25 February 2014 by AGRANA Zucker, Stärke und Frucht Holding AG
(AZSF), Vienna, pursuant to Art. 91 BörseG, of an increase in the latter's
participation in the share capital and voting rights of the Company. The AZSF
is a direct shareholder of Z&S. Pursuant to Articles 91 and 92 BörseG, the
share of voting rights held by AZSF shall, with effect from 28 February 2014,
exceed the threshold of 90% of voting rights and amount to 91.11% (12,938,772
shares) of the total number of shares issued (14,202,040). 4.93% (700,000
shares) of the newly acquired voting rights will be held indirectly by AZSF via
call options exercisable on AGRANA shares held by Südzucker AG
Mannheim/Ochsenfurt, Mannheim|Germany. The options may be exercised in the
period after 1 March 2015.

Pursuant to Art. 93 (2) BörseG, AGRANA hereby also announces that it was
informed by Zucker-Beteiligungsgesellschaft m.b.H. (ZBG), Vienna, on 25
February 2014, pursuant to Art. 91 BörseG, regarding an increase in the
latter's participation in share capital and voting rights in the Company. ZBG
directly holds around 50% of the shares in AZSF. Between Südzucker AG
Mannheim/Ochsenfurt, Mannheim|Germany, and ZBG (with the support of indirect
and indirect shareholders of ZBG), there exists a syndication agreement
relating, inter alia, to the exercising of voting rights arising out of the
AZSF shares as well as the AGRANA shares held by Z&S. Pursuant to Articles 91
and 92 BörseG and Art. 91a BörseG, the share of voting rights held by ZBG
shall, with effect from 28 February 2014, exceed the threshold of 90% of voting
rights and amount to 91.11% (12,938,772 shares) of the total number of shares
issued (14,202,040). 4.93% (700,000 shares) of the newly acquired voting rights
will be held indirectly by ZBG via call options exercisable on AGRANA shares
held by Südzucker AG Mannheim/Ochsenfurt, Mannheim|Germany. The options may be
exercised in the period after 1 March 2015.

Pursuant to Art. 93 (2) BörseG, AGRANA also hereby announces that it was
informed on 25 February 2014 by RAIFFEISEN-Holding NIEDERÖSTERREICH-WIEN
registrierte Genossenschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (R-H NÖ-WIEN), Vienna,
pursuant to Art. 91 BörseG, of an increase in the latter's participation in the
share capital and voting rights of the Company. R-H NÖ-WIEN is indirectly a
shareholder with a controlling interest in ZBG via ?LAREDO? Beteiligungs GmbH,
LEIPNIK-LUNDENBURGER INVEST Beteiligungs AG, Marchfelder Zuckerfabriken
Gesellschaft m.b.H, Estezet Beteiligungsgesellschaft m.b.H. and ?ALMARA?
Holding GmbH, all registered in Vienna. Pursuant to Articles 91 and 92 BörseG
and Art. 91a BörseG, the share of voting rights held by R-H NÖ-WIEN shall, with
effect from 28 February 2014, exceed the threshold of 90% of voting rights and
amount to 91.37% (12,976,772 shares) of the total number of shares issued
(14,202,040). 4.93% (700,000 shares) of the newly acquired voting rights will
be held indirectly by R-H NÖ-WIEN via call options exercisable on AGRANA shares
held by Südzucker AG Mannheim/Ochsenfurt, Mannheim|Germany. The options may be
exercised in the period after 1 March 2015.

Finally, pursuant to Art. 93 (2) BörseG, AGRANA also hereby announces that it
was informed on 25 February 2014 by Südzucker AG Mannheim/Ochsenfurt
(Südzucker), Mannheim|Germany, pursuant to Art. 91 BörseG, of an increase in
the latter's participation in the share capital and voting rights of the
Company. Südzucker directly holds around 50% of the shares in AZSF. Between
Südzucker AG Mannheim/Ochsenfurt, Mannheim|Germany, and ZBG (with the support
of indirect and indirect shareholders of ZBG), there exists a syndication
agreement relating, inter alia, to the exercising of voting rights arising out
of the AZSF shares as well as the AGRANA shares held by Z&S. Pursuant to
Articles 91 and 92 BörseG and Art. 91a BörseG, the share of voting rights held
by Südzucker shall, with effect from 28 February 2014, exceed the threshold of
90% of voting rights and amount to 92.71% (13,167,201 shares) of the total
number of shares issued (14,202,040), whereby 928,429 AGRANA shares will be
held directly.

This announcement is available on the AGRANA's website at www.agrana.com.




Further inquiry note:
AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG
Mag.(FH) Hannes Haider
Investor Relations
Tel.: +43-1-211 37-12905
e-mail: hannes.haider@agrana.com

Mag.(FH) Markus Simak
Public Relations
Tel.: +43-1-211 37-12084
e-mail:markus.simak@agrana.com

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 
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issuer:      AGRANA Beteiligungs-AG
             F.-W.-Raiffeisen-Platz  1
             A-1020 Wien
phone:       +43-1-21137-0
FAX:         +43-1-21137-12045
mail:     info.ab@agrana.com
WWW:      www.agrana.com
sector:      Food
ISIN:        AT0000603709
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime
stockmarkets: Präsenzhandel: Berlin, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, official market: Wien 
language:   English
 

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