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

 DGAP-PVR: KION GROUP AG: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG  [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide  distribution  KION GROUP AG   25.04.2014 10:56  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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------   KION GROUP AG: Release according to Section 26 para. (1) WpHG (the German Securities Trading Act) with the objective of Europe-wide distribution  Publication of a notification pursuant to Section 27a WpHG   On April 24, 2014, KKR PEI GP Limited, with its business address c/o Maples Corporate Services Limited, PO Box 309, Ugland House, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, has informed KION GROUP AG, Wiesbaden, Germany, with reference to its voting rights notifications pursuant to Sections 21 para. (1), 22 para. (1) sentence 1 no. 1, para. (2) WpHG dated April 2, 2014, concerning the exceeding of the voting rights thresholds of 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30% and 50% of the voting rights in KION GROUP AG by KKR PEI GP Limited on April 1, 2014, pursuant to Section 27a para. (1) WpHG about the following:  '1. Aims underlying the acquisition of the voting rights (Sec. 27a para. (1) sentence 1 and sentence 3 WpHG)  a) The indirect participation in KION GROUP AG results from an intragroup restructuring, which is neither aimed at implementing strategic objectives nor at generating trade profits.  b) KKR PEI GP Limited does not plan to acquire additional voting rights in KION GROUP AG within the next twelve months directly or indirectly or by way of a purchase or in any other way.  c) KKR PEI GP Limited does not intend to exert an influence on the appointment or removal of members of KION GROUP AG's administrative, managing and supervisory bodies beyond the exercise of voting rights in the shareholders' meeting of KION GROUP AG by (indirect) subsidiaries of KKR PEI GP Limited.  d) KKR PEI GP Limited does not intend to bring about a material change in the capital structure of KION GROUP AG, in particular as regards the ratio between equity financing and debt financing and the dividend policy.  2. Origin of the funds used for the acquisition of the voting rights (Sec. 27a para. (1) sentence 4 WpHG)  The voting rights in KION GROUP AG are attributed to KKR PEI GP Limited according to Section 22 para. (1) sentence 1 no. 1 and para. (2) WpHG. The exceeding of the voting rights thresholds of 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30% and 50% of the voting rights in KION GROUP AG by KKR PEI GP Limited results from an intragroup restructuring. Due to this, KKR PEI GP Limited has neither used equity funds nor debt funds to finance the acquisition of the voting rights.'  Wiesbaden, April 25, 2014  KION GROUP AG  The Management Board     25.04.2014 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:      KION GROUP AG               Abraham-Lincoln-Str. 21               65189 Wiesbaden               Germany Internet:     www.kiongroup.com   End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------  
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