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EANS-Voting Rights: BWT Aktiengesellschaft / Publication of an Announcement after art. 93 BörseG with the objective of Europe


PR Newswire/euro adhoc/ EANS-Voting Rights: BWT Aktiengesellschaft / Publication of an Announcement after art. 93 BörseG with the objective of Europe-web publication Notification of voting rights transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement.

Release according to article 93 BörseG with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution

Person/company obliged to make the notification: ----------------------------------- Name: BWT Aktiengesellschaft Place: Mondsee State: Österreich

Legally non-binding translation of the German original:

WAB Group raises holding to 59% - notification of 8 November 2012 to BWT AG:

WAB Privatstiftung (FN 166606 i), FIBA Beteiligungs- und Anlage GmbH (FN 236576 g), FIBA BA Holding GmbH (FN 381217 p) and Aquivest GmbH (FN 381878 k) as well as Mr. Andreas Weissenbacher herewith notify pursuant to § 92a Abs 1 in connection with §§ 91 ff BörseG (Stock Exchange Act) in a common disclosure (§ 5 Abs 3 erster Satz TransV) regarding the issuer BWT Aktiengesellschaft (FN 96162 s) and the associated shares with voting rights admitted for trading on the Offical Market on the Vienna Stock Exchange (ISIN AT0000737705) ("BWT shares") as follows:

This disclosure is being made in the context of the mandatory takeover offer of Aquivest GmbH pursuant to § 22 Übernahmegesetz (ÜbG, Takeover Act), in the course of which shareholders of BWT Aktiengesellschaft have delivered 5,551,379 BWT shares until the end of the period of acceptance. Settlement (= concurrent payment of the offer price against transfer of the BWT shares) will take place on 12 November 2012. Therefore, 12 November 2012 pursuant to § 92a Abs 1 Z 3 BörseG (Stock Exchange Act) is the relevant day, on which the related thresholds according to this notification will be reached and surpassed. (the "record date").

As at the record date, Aquivest GmbH directly will receive 5,551,379 BWT shares (corresponding to 31.13%) herewith reaching and surpassing the thresholds of 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 30% of voting rights of BWT Aktiengesellschaft. Applying the rule of common control pursuant to § 92 BörseG the same is valid for FIBA BA Holding GmbH, the sole owner of Aquivest GmbH, providing that FIBA BA Holding GmbH has an indirect participation in BWT Aktiengesellschaft through Aquivest GmbH. Neither Aquivest GmbH nor FIBA BA Holding GmbH have been holding BWT shares so far.

Applying the rule of common control pursuant to § 92 BörseG, FIBA Beteiligungs-und Anlage GmbH, who is the sole shareholder of FIBA BA Holding GmbH, taking into account the 1,543,600 BWT shares currently held directly (corresponding to around 8.66%) as at the record date, directly and indirectly, therefore will respectively control 7,094,979 BWT shares (corresponding to 39.78%) herewith reaching and surpassing the thresholds of 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30% and 35% of voting rights of BWT Aktiengesellschaft.

All shares of FIBA Beteiligungs- und Anlage GmbH, of which Dr Wolfgang Hochsteger is the sole shareholder, are being held in trust for WAB Privatstiftung. WAB Privatstiftung currently holds 3,175,000 BWT shares (corresponding to 17.80%); further, currently the BWT shares mentioned above of FIBA Beteiligungs- und Anlage GmbH as well as a further 310,910 BWT shares according to § 92 BörseG are attributable to her, whereby as a result of §§ 91 BörseG and following, the participation of WAB Privatstiftung in BWT Aktiengesellschaft currently amounts to 28.20%. As at the record date, WAB Privatstiftung directly and indirectly, respectively attributable, will hold a total of 10,580,889 BWT shares (corresponding to 59.33%) therefore reaching and surpassing the thresholds of 30%, 35%, 40%, 45% und 50% of voting rights of BWT Aktiengesellschaft.

When qualifying WAB Privatstiftung as a trust controlled by the trustor Mr. Andreas Weissenbacher according to the Übernahmegesetz, his participation pursuant to §§ 91 BörseG and following as at the record date will amount to 10,580,889 BWT shares (corresponding to roughly 59.33%) and herewith will reach and surpass all thresholds according to § 91 Abs 1 BörseG including the threshold of 50% of voting rights of BWT Aktiengesellschaft.

The calculation of the percentage shares in this disclosure is based on the total number of shares with voting rights of BWT Aktiengesellschaft (17,833,500). For the purpose of this disclosure, the 1,072,898 treasury shares held by BWT Aktiengesellschaft were not accounted for.

Further inquiry note: BWT Aktiengesellschaft Mag. Ralf Burchert ralf.burchert@bwt-group.com Tel.: 06232/5011-1113

issuer: BWT Aktiengesellschaft

Walter-Simmer-Str. 4

A-5310 Mondsee phone: 06232/5011-0 FAX: 06232/4058 mail: office@bwt.at WWW: www.bwt-group.com sector: Water Supply ISIN: AT0000737705 indexes: ATX Prime stockmarkets: official market: Wien language: English

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