Of the shareholdings in our Company, the following were notified to us pursuant to § 33 (1) of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz, “WpHG”) and published with the following content pursuant to § 40 (1) WpHG in financial year 2020/2021:
On 26 February 2021, Mr François Henri Joseph Pinault and Mr François Jean-Henri Pinault notified us that their voting rights in Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA amounted to 0.0% as at 16 May 2018 (0 voting rights or shares); that their notification was submitted due to the discontinuation of the jointly attributed controlling position in relation to PUMA SE, as a consequence of which no voting rights stemming from shares in Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA were attributable to Kering S.A., Artémis S.A. or Financière Pinault S.C.A.
PUMA SE, Herzogenaurach, Germany, notified us on 17 February 2021, that its share of voting rights in Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA amounted to 4.99% on 16 February 2021 (4,599,900 voting rights or shares) and that all of their voting rights were held directly by PUMA SE in accordance with § 33 WpHG.
Mr Ralph Dommermuth notified us on 8 February 2021 that his voting interest in Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA amounted to 4.99% on 8 February 2021 (4,599,000 voting rights/shares) and that all of these voting rights were attributable to him (Mr Ralph Dommermuth) pursuant to § 34 WpHG via Ralph Dommermuth Beteiligungen GmbH, and furthermore that the chain of subsidiaries is as follows, beginning with the ultimate controlling person or entity:
- Ralph Dommermuth
- Ralph Dommermuth Verwaltungs GmbH
- Ralph Dommermuth GmbH & Co. KG Beteiligungsgesellschaft
- Ralph Dommermuth Beteiligungen GmbH with a voting interest of 4.99%