Change in share voting rights

October 17, 2016

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B & C Industrieholding GmbH
Seat: Vienna
Country: Austria

Pursuant to sec 93 para 2 of the Stock Exchange Act, Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft announces that B & C Industrieholding GmbH informed Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft on October 17, 2016 according to sec 91 of the Stock Exchange Act as follows:

On October 14, 2016, B & C Industrieholding GmbH (FN 215332s; hereafter “BCIH”) has transferred 157,204 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft (FN 96499k; hereafter “Lenzing”) to B & C Lenzing Holding GmbH (FN 256666a; hereafter “B & C Lenzing”).

Since settlement of abovementioned transaction, BCIH directly holds 2,497,796 Lenzing-shares and an equivalent number of voting rights (approx. 9.41% of the share capital with voting rights). The transaction, thus, resulted in the directly held share of BCIH of the voting rights of Lenzing to fall below 10%.

Moreover, additional 14,113,164 voting rights are attributable to BCIH pursuant to sec 92 of the Stock Exchange Act, since its 100% subsidiary B & C Lenzing owns 13,432,205 Lenzing-shares and B & C Iota GmbH & Co KG (FN 353486h), of which BCIH is partner with unlimited liability, owns 680,959 Lenzing-shares.

In total, 16,610,960 Lenzing-shares (approx. 62.56% of the share capital with voting rights) and an equivalent number of voting rights, thus, continue to be attributable to BCIH pursuant to secs 91 and 92 of the Stock Exchange Act

September 26, 2015

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Oberbank AG
Seat: Linz
Country: Austria

Pursuant to sec 93 para 2 of the Stock Exchange Act, Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft announces that 

Oberbank AG informed Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft on September 26, 2016 according to sec 91 of the Stock Exchange Act as follows:

On September 22, 2016, the notifiable threshold of 5% of the portion of voting rights of Lenzing AG pursuant to sec 91 para 1 Stock Exchange Act has been fallen below by Oberbank AG as shareholder of Lenzing AG. 

On September 22, 2016, Oberbank AG (FN 79063w) has sold 59,088 ordinary shares with no par-value of Lenzing AG (FN 96499k) and, thus, on that day reduced its shares from 1,327,625 ordinary shares with no par-value in Lenzing AG (equivalent to 5.00047081%) to 1,268,537 ordinary shares with no par-value in Lenzing AG (equivalent to approx. 4.78%), thereby falling below the notifiable threshold of 5% (5% are equivalent to 1,327,500 ordinary shares with no par-value of Lenzing AG).

Lenzing, September 26, 2016

September 23, 2015

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B & C Industrieholding GmbH as partner with unlimited liability of B & C Iota GmbH & Co KG
Seat: Vienna
Country: Austria

Pursuant to sec 93 para 2 of the Stock Exchange Act, Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft announces that B & C Industrieholding GmbH informed Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft on September 22, 2016 according to sec 91 of the Stock Exchange Act as follows:

B & C Iota GmbH & Co KG (FN 353486h; hereafter “B & C Iota“) has sold 1,330,000 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft (FN 96499k; hereafter “Lenzing”) on September 19, 2016. The sales contracts were settled on September 22, 2016.

Upon settlement of the sales contracts B & C Iota holds 680,959 Lenzing-shares (approx. 2.57% of the share capital with voting rights) and an equal amount of voting rights. B & C Iota, therefore, has fallen below the threshold of 4% of the voting rights.

B & C Privatstiftung (FN 203482p), following a sale of Lenzing-shares by B & C Iota through various subsidiaries, holds approx. 62.57% of the Lenzing-shares and continues to exceed the threshold pursuant to sec 91 of the Stock Exchange Act of 50% of the voting rights in Lenzing.

Lenzing, September 23, 2016

January 16, 2015

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Pursuant to sec 93 para 2 of the Stock Exchange Act, Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft announces that B&C Holding Österreich GmbH informed Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft on January 15, 2015 according to sec 91 of the Stock Exchange Act as follows:

  1. The following voting rights in in Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft (FN 96499k, “Lenzing”) have to be attributed to B&C Industrieholding GmbH (FN 215332s, “BCIH”) pursuant to sec 91, 92 of the Stock Exchange Act: 2.655.000 voting rights have to be attributed to BCIH as owner of 2.655.000 no-par-value shares in Lenzing. In addition, 15.285.960 have to be attributed to BCIH which are currently owned by its 100% subsidiary B&C Lenzing Holding GmbH (FN 256666a), which owns 13.275.001 no-par-value shares in Lenzing, and by B&C Iota GmbH & Co KG (FN 353486h), in which BCIH is partner with unlimited liability (Komplementär), which owns 2.010.959 no-par-value shares in Lenzing. Hence, 17.940.960 no-par-value shares and the corresponding amount in voting rights in Lenzing have to be attributed to BCIH.
  2. On 14.01.2015, B & C Privatstiftung (FN 203482p, “BCPS”) and B&C Holding Österreich GmbH (FN 425450m, “BCHÖ”) executed a contribution agreement regarding the contribution and transfer of BCPS’ sole share in BCIH to BCHÖ. Accordingly, as of 14.01.2015, 17.940.960 voting rights in Lenzing have to be attributed to BCHÖ pursuant to sec 91, 92 of the Stock Exchange Act. Hence, on 14.01.2015, BCHÖ has exceeded the relevant disclosure threshold of 50% pursuant to sec 91 para 1 of the Stock Exchange Act.
  3. Given that BCPS is sole shareholder in BCHÖ, which in turn is sole shareholder in BCIH, BCPS continuous to hold via its subsidiaries an unvaried interest of 67,57% in the voting share capital in Lenzing.

Lenzing, January 16, 2015

November 11, 2011

Pursuant to sec 93 para 2 of the Stock Exchange Act, Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft announces that B & C Industrieholding GmbH informed Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft on November 16, 2011 according to sec 91 of the Stock Exchange Act as follows:

On November 14, 2011, 329.437 no-par-value shares in Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft were transferred from B & C Iota GmbH & Co KG to B & C Lenzing Holding GmbH.

B & C Lenzing Holding GmbH, a 100% subsidiary of B & C Industrieholding GmbH, after execution of the above mentioned transaction, directly holds 13.275.001 no-par-value shares in Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft representing the same number of voting rights. This represents an interest of more than 50% in the share capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft. As a result of the above mentioned transaction, the interest in the voting rights in Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft directly held by B & C Lenzing Holding GmbH therefore exceeds 50%.

Altogether, the B & C-Group – through B & C Industrieholding GmbH (10%), B & C Iota GmbH & Co KG (7,6%) and B & C Lenzing Holding GmbH (50%) – continuous to hold an unvaried interest of 67,6% in the voting share capital in Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft.

Lenzing, November 17, 2011

October 3, 2011

Pursuant to sec 93 para 2 of the Stock Exchange Act, Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft announces that B & C Industrieholding GmbH informed Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft on September 30, 2011 according to sec 91 of the Stock Exchange Act as follows:

On September 28, 2011, 157.204 no-par-value shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft were transferred from B & C Lenzing Holding GmbH to B & C Industrieholding GmbH.

After execution of the above mentioned transaction, B & C Industrieholding GmbH directly holds 2.655.000 no-par-value shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft representing the same number of voting rights. This equals a 10% interest in the share capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft. As a result of the above mentioned transaction, the interest in the voting rights in Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft directly held by B & C Industrieholding GmbH has therefore reached 10%.

Further, B&C Industrieholding GmbH – through its 100% subsidiary B & C Lenzing Holding GmbH – indirectly holds 12.945.564 no-par-value shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft representing the same number of voting rights. This equals an approximately 48,8% interest in the share capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft.

In sum, B & C Industrieholding GmbH therefore continuous to hold 15.600.564 no-par-value shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft representing the same number of voting rights. This equals an approximately 58,8% interest in the share capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft.

Lenzing, October 3, 2011

June 30, 2011

Total-Voting-Rights-Announcement according to Section 93 para 1 of the Stock Exchange Act:

Pursuant to Section 93 para 1 of the Stock Exchange Act, Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft hereby announces that due to the execution of a capital increase and issuing of 825.000 new no-par-value shares on June 17, 2011, the share capital of the company was increased from Euro 26.717.250,-- by Euro 856.821,43 to Euro 27.574.071,43 and the total number of voting rights was increased from 25.725.000 by 825.000 to 26.550.000.

Lenzing, June 30, 2011

June 22, 2011

Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft was informed by Oberbank AG pursuant to Section 91 of the Stock Exchange Act (“BörseG“) as follows:

As of June 16, 2011 Oberbank AG holds 1.377.992 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft representing the same number of voting rights and a 5,19% interest in the share capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft.

Lenzing, June 22, 2011

June 22, 2011

Pursuant to Section 91 of the Stock Exchange Act, B&C Iota GmbH & Co KG, B&C Lenzing Holding GmbH, B&C Industrieholding GmbH and B&C Privatstiftung informed Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft as follows:

In the course of a public offering of up to 6.859.838 no-par value share of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft and the admission of 825.000 no-par value shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft to official trading at the Vienna Stock Exchange, 6.176.379 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft were sold. 5.351.379 of the sold shares were existing shares, originally held by B&C Iota GmbH & Co KG, 825.000 of the sold shares are new shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft. At the same time, another 548.621 existing shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft were sold in connection with an over-allotment. The sold shares were assigned to the respective buyers on June 21, 2011.

Due to the before mentioned transaction, B&C Iota GmbH & Co KG directly holds 1.791.775 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft representing the same number of voting rights and an approximately 6,7% interest in the share capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft. Due to the before mentioned transaction, B&C Iota GmbH & Co KG’s number of voting rights of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft therefore fell below 10%.

B&C Lenzing Holding GmbH continuous to hold directly 13.102.768 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft representing the same number of voting rights. After execution of the above mentioned transaction this number of shares represents an approximately 49,4% interest in the share capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft. Thus, B&C Lenzing Holding GmbH’s number of voting rights of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft fell below 50%.

B&C Industrieholding GmbH continuous to hold directly 2.497.796 shares in Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft representing the same number of voting rights. After execution of the above mentioned transaction this number of shares represents an approximately 9,4% interest in the share capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft. Furthermore, B&C Industrieholding GmbH – through its 100% subsidiary B&C Lenzing Holding GmbH – indirectly continuous to hold 13.102.768 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft representing the same number of voting rights. After execution of the above mentioned transaction this number of shares represents an approximately 49,4% interest in the share capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft. In sum, B&C Industrieholding GmbH therefore continuous to hold 15.600.564 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft representing the same number of voting rights and an approximately 58,8% interest in the share capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft.

After execution of the before mentioned transaction, B&C Privatstiftung indirectly – through its direct or indirect subsidiaries, B&C Iota GmbH & Co KG, B&C Industrieholding GmbH and B&C Lenzing Holding GmbH – holds 17.392.339 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft representing the same number of voting rights and an approximately 65,5% interest in the share capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft. Thus, due to the before mentioned transaction, B&C Privatstiftung’s number of voting rights of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft fell below 75%.

Lenzing, June 22, 2011

May 27, 2011

On May 26, 2011, Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft was informed by B & C IOTA GmbH & Co KG pursuant to Section 91 of the Stock Exchange Act (“BörseG“) as follows:

According to the Merger Agreement dated March 14, 2011, B & C Kappa GmbH, as the transferring company, has ceased to exist and the shares in Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft held by B & C Kappa GmbH until registration of the merger in the amount of 7,691,775 shares representing the same number of voting rights and a 29.9% interest in the share capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft were used to compensate B & C IOTA GmbH & Co KG, the sole shareholder of B & C Kappa GmbH. The merger was duly registered with the Commercial Register of the Vienna Commercial Court (“Handelsgericht Wien”) on May 26, 2011.

Due to the above-mentioned merger, B & C IOTA GmbH & Co KG directly holds 7,691,775 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft representing the same number of voting rights and a 29.9% interest in the share capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft.

Upon the registration of the above-mentioned merger with the Commercial Register, B & C Kappa GmbH ceased to exist and consequently does no longer hold any shares in Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft.

The above-mentioned merger has not led to any changes with regard to the shares and voting rights in Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft held by B & C Privatstiftung, since B & C Privatstiftung directly or indirectly holds 100 % of the shares in B & C IOTA GmbH & Co KG being the sole shareholder of B & C Kappa GmbH up to the registration of the merger with the Commercial Register.

Lenzing, May 27, 2011

March 16, 2011

On March 14, 2011, Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft was informed by B & C Industrieholding GmbH, B & C Kappa GmbH and B & C IOTA GmbH & Co KG making reference to section 91 of the Stock Exchange Act („BörseG“) as follows:

On the basis of internal restructuring measures and according to the Splitting and Acquisition Agreement dated March 02, 2011, B & C Industrieholding GmbH transferred an interest comprising 7,691,775 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft and an identical number of voting rights, i.e. a 29.9 % interest in the nominal capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft to B & C Kappa GmbH. The split was registered in the Commercial Register of the Vienna Commercial Court on March 11, 2011.

As a result of the above-mentioned split B & C Industrieholding GmbH now directly holds 2,497,796 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft and an identical number of voting rights. This corresponds to an interest of approx. 9.71% in the nominal capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft.

In addition, B & C Industrieholding GmbH continues to indirectly hold 13,102,768 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft and an identical number of voting rights through its wholly owned subsidiary B & C Lenzing Holding GmbH. This corresponds to an interest of approx. 50.93% in the nominal capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft.

Consequently, B & C Industrieholding GmbH indirectly and directly holds a total of 15,600,564 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft and an identical number of voting rights. This corresponds to an interest of approx. 60.64% in the nominal capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft.

As a result of the above-mentioned split the share in the voting rights of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft held directly and indirectly by B & C Industrieholding GmbH is below 75%.

As a result of the above-mentioned split B & C Kappa GmbH now directly holds 7,691,775 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft and an identical number of voting rights. This corresponds to an interest of approx. 29.9% in the nominal capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft.

As a result of the above-mentioned split the share in the voting rights of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft held by B & C Kappa GmbH exceeds 25%.

Since B & C IOTA GmbH & Co KG is the sole shareholder of B & C Kappa GmbH, B & C IOTA GmbH & Co KG indirectly holds 7,691,775 shares of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft and an identical number of voting rights through its wholly owned subsidiary B & C Kappa GmbH as a result of the above-mentioned split. This corresponds to an interest of approx. 29.9% in the nominal capital of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft.

As a result of the above-mentioned split the share in the voting rights of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft held by B & C IOTA GmbH & Co KG  exceeds 25%.

The above-mentioned split did not result in any change of the share in the voting rights of Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft held by B & C Privatstiftung since B & C Privatstiftung is the direct or indirect sole shareholder of B & C Industrieholding GmbH, B & C IOTA GmbH & Co KG and B & C Kappa GmbH.

Lenzing, March 16, 2011

Release according to article 93 BörseG
31 December 2010

Lenzing AG hereby announces that at the end of the month December 2010 the number of voting rights amounts to a total of 25.725.000 voting rights.

The change of total voting rights is effective as of 28.12.2010.

15 October 2008

Lenzing AG, in reference to section 91 (1) of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act, was informed by B & C Holding GmbH that the share of voting rights in Lenzing AG held by B & C Holding GmbH now exceeds 90 percent.

B & C Holding GmbH now holds 3,312,851 shares, corresponding to a share of 90.15 percent in the common stock of Lenzing AG.