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Aareal Bank AG: Release according to Article 40, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

Aareal Bank AG 05.10.2020 / 19:00 Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Notification of Major Holdings 1. Details of issuer Name: Aareal Bank AG Street: Paulinenstr. 15 Postal

Aareal Bank AG
05.10.2020 / 19:00
Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Notification of Major Holdings

1. Details of issuer
Name:Aareal Bank AG
Street:Paulinenstr. 15
Postal code:65189
City:Wiesbaden
Germany
Legal Entity Identifier (LEI):EZKODONU5TYHW4PP1R34

2. Reason for notification
 Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights
 Acquisition/disposal of instruments
 Change of breakdown of voting rights
XOther reason:
Notification is triggered due to the non application of the Trading Book Exemption which is available under Sect. 36 Para. 1 WpHG and the non application of the Custody Exemption available under Sect. 36 Para. 3 No. 2 WpHG

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
Legal entity: Morgan Stanley
City of registered office, country: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America (USA)

4. Names of shareholder(s)
holding directly 3% or more voting rights, if different from 3.
Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached:
25 Sep 2020

6. Total positions
 % of voting rights attached to shares
(total of 7.a.)
% of voting rights through instruments
(total of 7.b.1 + 7.b.2)
Total of both in %
(7.a. + 7.b.)
Total number of voting rights pursuant to Sec. 41 WpHG
New7.53 %1.47 %9.00 %59857221
Previous notificationn/a %n/a %n/a %/

7. Details on total positions
a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec. 33, 34 WpHG)
ISINAbsoluteIn %
 Direct
(Sec. 33 WpHG)
Indirect
(Sec. 34 WpHG)
Direct
(Sec. 33 WpHG)
Indirect
(Sec. 34 WpHG)
DE0005408116045063450.00 %7.53 %
Total45063457.53 %

b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 1 WpHG
Type of instrumentExpiration or maturity dateExercise or conversion periodVoting rights absoluteVoting rights in %
Call Option18.12.2020at any time2500000.42 %
Right of recall over securities lending agreementsat any timeat any time6302081.05 %
  Total8802081.47 %

b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 2 WpHG
Type of instrumentExpiration or maturity dateExercise or conversion periodCash or physical settlementVoting rights absoluteVoting rights in %
Retail Structured ProductFrom 14.08.2069 to 08.06.2070at any timeCash2900 %
   Total2900.000484486241 %

8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation
 Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled nor does it control any other undertaking(s) that directly or indirectly hold(s) an interest in the (underlying) issuer (1.).
XFull chain of controlled undertakings starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity:

Name% of voting rights (if at least 3% or more)% of voting rights through instruments (if at least 5% or more)Total of both (if at least 5% or more)
Morgan Stanley % % %
Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC % % %
Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, Inc. % % %
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC % % %
- % % %
Morgan Stanley % % %
Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc. % % %
Morgan Stanley International Limited % % %
Morgan Stanley Investments (UK) % % %
Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc6.85 % %7.63 %
- % % %
Morgan Stanley % % %
Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc. % % %
Morgan Stanley International Limited % % %
Morgan Stanley Europe Holding SE % % %
Morgan Stanley Europe SE % % %

9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 34 para. 3 WpHG
(only in case of attribution of voting rights in accordance with Sec. 34 para. 1 sent. 1 No. 6 WpHG)

Date of general meeting:
Holding total positions after general meeting (6.) after annual general meeting:
Proportion of voting rightsProportion of instrumentsTotal of both
% % %

10. Other explanatory remarks:
Notification triggered predominately due to increase in right of use over client assets resulting in the combined holdings of Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC & Morgan Stanley Europe SE crossing above 5% in aggregate, as such the trading book exemption is no longer applied to the combined holdings of Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc & Morgan Stanley Europe SE 

Date
01 Oct 2020



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Language:English
Company:Aareal Bank AG
Paulinenstr. 15
65189 Wiesbaden
Germany
Internet:www.aareal-bank.com


 
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