AT & S Austria Technologie und Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft

EANS-Voting Rights: AT & S Austria Technologie und Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft
Publication of a participation notification according to art. 135 para. 2 Stock Exchange Act

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  Notification of voting rights transmitted by euro adhoc with the aim of a
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  announcement.
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1. Issuer: AT & S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft
2. Reason for the notification: Acquisition or disposal of voting rights
3. Person subject to notification obligation
Name: Erste Asset Management GmbH
City: Wien
Country: Österreich
4. Name of shareholder(s): Erste Asset Management GmbH,
ERSTE-SPARINVEST Kapitalanlagegesellschaft.m.b.H.

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached: 2.2.2018
6. Total positions
 ______________________________________________________________________________
|               |               |  % of voting  |              |               |
|               |  % of voting  |rights through |Total of both |Total number of|
|               |rights attached|financial/other| in % (7.A +  | voting rights |
|               |to shares (7.A)| instruments   |     7.B)     |   of issuer   |
|_______________|_______________|(7.B.1_+_7.B.2)|______________|_______________|
|   Resulting   |               |               |              |               |
| situation on  |               |               |              |               |
|  the date on  |    3,80 %     |    0,00 %     |    3,80 %    |  38.850.000   |
|which threshold|               |               |              |               |
| was crossed / |               |               |              |               |
|____reached____|_______________|_______________|______________|_______________|
|  Position of  |               |               |              |               |
|   previous    |    4,99 %     |               |    4,99 %    |               |
| notification  |               |               |              |               |
|(if_applicable)|_______________|_______________|______________|_______________|


Details
7. Notified details of the resulting situation:
 ______________________________________________________________________________
|A: Voting rights  |
|attached_to_shares|
|                  | Number of voting |% of voting rights |
|____ISIN_Code_____|______rights______|___________________|
|      Direct      |     Indirect     |      Direct       |     Indirect      |
|_(Sec_91_BörseG)__|_(Sec_92_BörseG)__|__(Sec_91_BörseG)__|__(Sec_92_BörseG)__|
|AT0000969985______|_________1.477.095|___________________|_____________3,80_%||
|____SUBTOTAL_A____|____1.477.095_____|______3,80_%_______|

 ______________________________________________________________________________
|B 1: Financial|
|/ Other       |
|Instruments   |
|pursuant to   |
|Sec. 91a para.|
|1_No._1_BörseG|
|              |               |               |Number of voting|              |
|              |               |               |                |              |
|              |               |               |rights that may |              |
|   Type of    |Expiration Date|Exercise Period|      be        | % of voting  |
|  instrument  |               |               |acquired if the |    rights    |
|              |               |               | instrument is  |              |
|______________|_______________|_______________|___exercised____|______________|
|______________|_______________|_SUBTOTAL_B.1__|________________|______________|

 _____________________________________________________________________________
|B 2:       |
|Financial /|
|Other      |
|Instruments|
|pursuant to|
|Sec. 91a   |
|para. 1 No.|
|3_BörseG___|
|  Type of  | Expiration | Exercise  | Physical /  | Number of   |% of voting |
|instrument |    Date    |  Period   |    Cash     |voting rights|   rights   |
|___________|____________|___________|_Settlement__|_____________|____________|
|___________|____________|___________|SUBTOTAL_B.2_|_____________|____________|


8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation:
Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural
person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding
directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer.
X Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or
the financial/other instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate
controlling natural person or legal entity:
 _____________________________________________________________________________
|      |                         |          |          |Financial/ |          |
|      |                         | Directly |  Shares  |   other   |          |
| No.  |          Name           |controlled|   held   |instruments| Total of |
|      |                         |  by No.  |directly  |   held    | both (%) |
|      |                         |          |   (%)    | directly  |          |
|______|_________________________|__________|__________|____(%)____|__________|
|  1   |Erste Asset Management   |          |    3,65 %|           |    3,65 %|
|______|GmbH_____________________|__________|__________|___________|__________|
|      |ERSTE-SPARINVEST         |          |          |           |          |
|  2   |Kapitalanlagegesellschaft|    1     |    1,15 %|           |    1,15 %|
|______|m.b.H.___________________|__________|__________|___________|__________|

9. In case of proxy voting
Date of general meeting: -
Voting rights after general meeting: - is equivalent to - voting rights.
10. Sonstige Kommentare:
ERSTE-SPARINVEST Kapitalanlagegesellschaft m.b.H. is a subsidiary of Erste Asset
Management GmbH. This investment companies (including the branch in Erste Asset
Management GmbH located in the Czech Republic) pursue a common voting policy for
the investment funds managed by them.
The voting rights in the stock held by Erste Asset Management GmbH und ERSTE-
SPARINVEST Kapitalanlagegesellschaft m.b.H, which were indicated under point 8,
are not held directly, but by the investment funds, which are managed by the
respective management company. Therefore it is not a holding of the management
companies.



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issuer:       AT & S Austria Technologie und Systemtechnik Aktiengesellschaft
              Fabriksgasse  13
              A-8700 Leoben
phone:        03842 200-0
FAX:          
mail:      e.koch@ats.net
WWW:       www.ats.net
ISIN:         AT0000969985
indexes:      ATX GP, WBI, VÖNIX
stockmarkets: Wien
language:     English
 

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