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MASTERFLEX – Technische Schläuche & Verbindungen
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Release according to sec 26 para. 1 of the WpHG with the aim of an Europe-wide distribution

Voting rights announcement according to sec 21 para.1 WpHG


Gelsenkirchen, 13 November 2014 - In accordance with sec 21 para. 1 WpHG, Stichting Administratiekantoor Monolith, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, informed us on 12 November 2014 that their share of voting rights in Masterflex SE, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, exceeded the threshold of ten per cent of the voting rights on 10 November 2014 and on that day amounted to 10.16 per cent (corresponding to 900,821 voting rights).

10.16 per cent of the voting rights (corresponding to 900,821 voting rights) are to be attributed to the company in accordance with sec 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no 1 WpHG.

These voting rights are held by the following subsidiary companies, whose voting rights in Masterflex SE amount to three, five or ten per cent or more: Monolith Duitsland B.V.


In addition, the companies Monolith B.V. and Administratiekantoor Monolith told us the following pursuant to sec 27a para.1 WpHG:

(a) Aims underlying the acquisition of the voting rights:

(i) we invest with a long-term orientation aiming at generating a (trading) profit;

(ii) while we currently do not plan to acquire a significant amount of further voting rights within the next twelve months, we may acquire further voting rights if and to the extent this would be in the interest of our shareholders;

(iii) while we currently do not plan to exert an influence on the appointment or removal of members of Masterflex S.E.’s administrative, managing and supervisory bodies, we would support a possible future strengthening and broadening of the supervisory board;

(iv) while we currently do not intend to achieve a material change in the company’s capital structure, we would encourage a further improvement of the company’s equity ratio to support Masterflex S.E.’s investments in its growth strategy in combination with a common practise long-term oriented dividend policy.

(b) Origin of the funds used:

Monolith Duitsland B.V. is an investment company and the funds used to purchase the voting rights are Monolith Duitsland B.V.’s own funds.

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