DGAP-PVR: K+S Aktiengesellschaft: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act]

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

K+S Aktiengesellschaft 

13.08.2013 19:07

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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Notification of voting rights pursuant to sec. 25 WpHG
We received the following notification pursuant to sec. 25 WpHG on August
08, 2013:

A.

1. Listed company:
K+S Aktiengesellschaft 
Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7, 34131 Kassel, Deutschland 

2. Notifier:
Morgan Stanley, Wilmington, Delaware, USA 

3. Triggering event:
Exceeding Threshold 

4. Threshold(s) crossed or reached:
5% 

5. Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached:
02.08.2013 

6. Total amount of voting rights:
9.59% (equals 18347605 voting rights) 
calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued:
191400000

7. Detailed information on the voting rights proportion: 

Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to
sec. 25 WpHG:
9.03% (equals 17278578 voting rights) 
thereof held indirectly:
9.03% (equals 17278578 voting rights) 

Voting rights pursuant to sec. 21, 22 WpHG:
0.56% (equals 1069027 voting rights) 

8. Detailed information on financial/other instruments pursuant to sec. 25
WpHG:

Chain of controlled undertakings:
MS Equity Financing Services (Luxembourg) Sarl, Morgan Stanley
International Holdings Inc., Morgan Stanley International Limited, Morgan
Stanley Group (Europe), Morgan Stanley UK Group, Morgan Stanley & Co.
International plc.


Section 25 WpHG
Physically-Settled Call Options
20 September 2013
20 December 2013
20 June 2014
Physically-Settled Forwards
20 September 2013
10 October 2013
20 December 2013
Retransfer claims
Expiration Dates:
Various contracts that can be exercised at the lenders discretion

B.

1. Listed company:
K+S Aktiengesellschaft 
Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7, 34131 Kassel, Deutschland 

2. Notifier:
Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, USA 

3. Triggering event:
Exceeding Threshold 

4. Threshold(s) crossed or reached:
5% 

5. Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached:
02.08.2013 

6. Total amount of voting rights:
5.78% (equals 11055936 voting rights) 
calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued:
191400000

7. Detailed information on the voting rights proportion: 

Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to
sec. 25 WpHG:
5.22% (equals 9986909 voting rights) 
thereof held indirectly:
5.22% (equals 9986909 voting rights) 

Voting rights pursuant to sec. 21, 22 WpHG:
0.56% (equals 1069027 voting rights) 

8. Detailed information on financial/other instruments pursuant to sec. 25
WpHG:

Chain of controlled undertakings:
MS Equity Financing Services (Luxembourg) Sarl, Morgan Stanley
International Limited, Morgan Stanley Group (Europe), Morgan Stanley UK
Group, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc.
Section 25 WpHG
Physically-Settled Call Options
20 September 2013
20 December 2013
20 June 2014
Physically-Settled Forwards
20 September 2013
10 October 2013
20 December 2013
Retransfer claims
Expiration Dates:
Various contracts that can be exercised at the lenders discretion

C.

1. Listed company:
K+S Aktiengesellschaft 
Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7, 34131 Kassel, Deutschland 

2. Notifier:
Morgan Stanley International Limited, London, UK 

3. Triggering event:
Exceeding Threshold 

4. Threshold(s) crossed or reached:
5% 

5. Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached:
02.08.2013 

6. Total amount of voting rights:
5.56% (equals 10640225 voting rights) 
calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued:
191400000

7. Detailed information on the voting rights proportion: 

Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to
sec. 25 WpHG:
5.00% (equals 9571198 voting rights) 
thereof held indirectly:
5.00% (equals 95711198 voting rights) 

Voting rights pursuant to sec. 21, 22 WpHG:
0.56% (equals 1069027 voting rights) 

8. Detailed information on financial/other instruments pursuant to sec. 25
WpHG:

Chain of controlled undertakings:
Morgan Stanley Group (Europe), Morgan Stanley UK Group, Morgan Stanley &
Co. International plc.
Section 25 WpHG
Physically-Settled Call Options
20 September 2013
20 December 2013
20 June 2014
Physically-Settled Forwards
20 September 2013
10 October 2013
20 December 2013
Retransfer claims
Expiration Dates:
Various contracts that can be exercised at the lenders discretion

D.

1. Listed company:
K+S Aktiengesellschaft 
Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7, 34131 Kassel, Deutschland 

2. Notifier:
Morgan Stanley Group (Europe), London, UK 

3. Triggering event:
Exceeding Threshold 

4. Threshold(s) crossed or reached:
5% 

5. Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached:
02.08.2013 

6. Total amount of voting rights:
5.56% (equals 10640225 voting rights) 
calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued:
191400000

7. Detailed information on the voting rights proportion: 

Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to
sec. 25 WpHG:
5.00% (equals 9571198 voting rights) 
thereof held indirectly:
5.00% (equals 9571198 voting rights) 

Voting rights pursuant to sec. 21, 22 WpHG:
0.56% (equals 1069027 voting rights) 

8. Detailed information on financial/other instruments pursuant to sec. 25
WpHG:

Chain of controlled undertakings:
Morgan Stanley UK Group, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc
Section 25 WpHG
Physically-Settled Call Options
20 September 2013
20 December 2013
20 June 2014
Physically-Settled Forwards
20 September 2013
10 October 2013
20 December 2013
Retransfer claims
Expiration Dates:
Various contracts that can be exercised at the lenders discretion

E.

1. Listed company:
K+S Aktiengesellschaft 
Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7, 34131 Kassel, Deutschland 

2. Notifier:
Morgan Stanley UK Group, London, UK 

3. Triggering event:
Exceeding Threshold 

4. Threshold(s) crossed or reached:
5% 

5. Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached:
02.08.2013 

6. Total amount of voting rights:
5.56% (equals 10640225 voting rights) 
calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued:
191400000

7. Detailed information on the voting rights proportion: 

Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to
sec. 25 WpHG:
5.00% (equals 9571198 voting rights) 
thereof held indirectly:
5.00% (equals 9571198 voting rights) 

Voting rights pursuant to sec. 21, 22 WpHG:
0.56% (equals 1069027 voting rights) 

8. Detailed information on financial/other instruments pursuant to sec. 25
WpHG:

Chain of controlled undertakings:
Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc.

Section 25 WpHG
Physically-Settled Call Options
20 September 2013
20 December 2013
20 June 2014
Physically-Settled Forwards
20 September 2013
10 October 2013
20 December 2013
Retransfer claims
Expiration Dates:
Various contracts that can be exercised at the lenders discretion

F.

1. Listed company:
K+S Aktiengesellschaft 
Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7, 34131 Kassel, Deutschland 

2. Notifier:
Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, London, UK 

3. Triggering event:
Exceeding Threshold 

4. Threshold(s) crossed or reached:
5% 

5. Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached:
02.08.2013 

6. Total amount of voting rights:
5.56% (equals 10640225 voting rights) 
calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued:
191400000

7. Detailed information on the voting rights proportion: 

Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to
sec. 25 WpHG:
5.00% (equals 9571198 voting rights) 
thereof held indirectly:
0.00% (equals 0 voting rights) 

Voting rights pursuant to sec. 21, 22 WpHG:
0.56% (equals 1069027 voting rights) 

8. Detailed information on financial/other instruments pursuant to sec. 25
WpHG:

Section 25 WpHG
Physically-Settled Call Options
20 September 2013
20 December 2013
20 June 2014
Physically-Settled Forwards
20 September 2013
10 October 2013
20 December 2013
Retransfer claims
Expiration Dates:
Various contracts that can be exercised at the lenders discretion



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Language:     English
Company:      K+S Aktiengesellschaft
              Bertha-von-Suttner-Str. 7
              34131 Kassel
              Germany
Internet:     www.k-plus-s.com
 
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