DGAP-PVR: Merck KGaA: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the

DGAP-PVR: Merck KGaA: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG 
[the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide 
distribution

Merck KGaA 

12.08.2013 12:08

Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement, transmitted by
DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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On August 07, 2013 we have been notified pursuant to § 21 para. 1 WpHG of
the following:


The proportion of voting rights via shares of BlackRock Financial
Management, Inc., New York NY, USA, in Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has
fallen below the threshold of 10% of the voting rights on August 05, 2013
and at that time amounted to 9.98% (6,449,326 voting rights). These voting
rights were attributed to BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. pursuant to
§ 22 para 1 sentence 1 no. 6 WpHG in conjunction with § 22 para 1 sentence
2 WpHG.

The proportion of voting rights via shares of BlackRock HoldCo 2, Inc.,
Wilmington DE, USA, in Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has fallen below the
threshold of 10% of the voting rights on August 05, 2013 and at that time
amounted to 9.98% (6,449,326 voting rights). These voting rights were
attributed to BlackRock HoldCo 2, Inc. pursuant to § 22 para 1 sentence 1
no. 6 WpHG in conjunction with § 22 para 1 sentence 2 WpHG.



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Language:     English
Company:      Merck KGaA
              Frankfurter Str. 250
              64293 Darmstadt
              Germany
Internet:     www.merck.de
 
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