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

 DGAP-PVR: Celesio AG: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG  [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide  distribution  Celesio AG   20.01.2014 17:58  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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------   We received the following notification pursuant to Art. 25a, Sec. 1 WpHG on January 16, 2014:  1. Listed company: Celesio AG  Neckartalstr. 155, 70376 Stuttgart, Deutschland   2. Notifier: Braxton Associates, Inc., Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.  3. Triggering event: Exceeding Threshold   4. Threshold(s) crossed or reached: 30%   5. Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached: January 13, 2014  6. Total amount of voting rights: 32.01% (equals 54448572 voting rights)  calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued: 170100000  7. Detailed information on the voting rights proportion:   Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to Art. 25a, Sec. 1 WpHG: 7.93% (equals 13488365 voting rights)  thereof held indirectly: 7.93% (equals 13488365 voting rights)   Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to sec. 25 WpHG: 0% (equals 0 voting rights)  thereof held indirectly: 0% (equals 0 voting rights)   Voting rights pursuant to sec. 21, 22 WpHG: 24.08% (equals 40960207 voting rights)   8. Detailed information on financial/other instruments pursuant to Art. 25a, Sec. 1 WpHG:  Chain of controlled undertakings: Elliott International, L.P., Cayman Islands, Hambledon, Inc., Cayman Islands, Elliott Capital Advisors, L.P., U.S.A., The Liverpool Limited Partnership, Bermuda, Liverpool Associates, Ltd. Bermuda, Elliott Associates, L.P., U.S.A., and Elliott Special GP, LLC, U.S.A.  ISIN or name/description of the financial/other instrument: Convertible Bonds (ISIN DE 000 A1AN5K5) Maturity: October 29, 2014   ISIN or name/description of the financial/other instrument: Convertible Bonds (ISIN DE 000 A1GPH50) Maturity: April 7, 2018    20.01.2014 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------   Language:     English Company:      Celesio AG               Neckartalstr. 155               70376 Stuttgart               Germany Internet:     www.celesio.com   End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------