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Overview Voting Rights Announcements
Voting Rights Notifications
According to section 33 et seq. of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz – WpHG), shareholders who reach, exceed or fall below certain voting rights thresholds (3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, 50% or 75%) in an issuer whose home country is the Federal Republic of Germany through purchase, sale or other means are obliged to notify the issuer and simultaneously the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – BaFin) without undue delay, and at the latest within four trading days, of reaching, exceeding or falling below the aforementioned thresholds. In addition to direct holdings of voting rights, capital market participants must also file a notification in accordance with sections 38 and 39 WpHG if they hold certain financial instruments with which shares can be acquired. In this case, however, the opening threshold is 5%.
Under section 40 WpHG, flatexDEGIRO AG is required to publish such notifications without undue delay, but no later than three trading days following receipt of the notification.
Electronic reporting procedure for voting rights notifications
With entry into force of the amended German Voting Rights Notification Regulation (Stimmrechtsmitteilungsverordnung – StimmRMV) on July 1, 2020, voting rights notifications are to be sent to BaFin and the issuer in electronic form only. The notification to BaFin must compulsorily be submitted electronically via BaFin’s Reporting and Publication Platform (Melde- und Veröffentlichungsplattform – MVP), the electronic submission to the issuer must be transmitted by e-mail.
Contact details for voting rights notifications
Shareholders required to notify flatexDEGIRO AG of a change in voting rights are requested to send the notification to:
When submitting voting rights notifications electronically, please note that it is mandatory to send both electronic files (PDF and XML file) provided by BaFin.
Please find below the notifications received by the company since October 2020.