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Hornbach Holding AG & Co. KGaA: Disclosure pursuant to Section 27a para. 1 WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

Hornbach Holding AG & Co. KGaA 

04.01.2016 17:23

Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement, transmitted by
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The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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 On December 8, 2015, Stephen A. Schwarzman, c/o The Blackstone Group, 345
Park Avenue, New York, New York 10154, USA, notified HORNBACH Holding AG &
Co. KGaA, Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany, pursuant to Section 21, 22
of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that its respective voting
rights in HORNBACH Holding AG & Co. KGaA exceeded the treshold of 10% on
December 1, 2015 and amounted to 13.16% (this corresponds to 2,105,155
voting rights) in HORNBACH Holding AG & Co. KGaA as per this date.

The notification resulted from an attribution of voting rights to Stephen
A. Schwarzman, as well as to his subsidiaries Blackstone Group Management
L.L.C., The Blackstone Group L.P., Blackstone Holdings III GP Management
L.L.C., Blackstone Holdings III GP L.P., Blackstone Holdings III L.P., BMA
VI L.L.C., Blackstone Management Associates VI L.L.C., Blackstone Capital
Partners VI L.P., BCP CC Holdings GP L.L.C. and BCP CC Holdings L.P., upon
the acquisition of indirect control over First Eagle Investment Management,
LLC (which is entrusted with the administration of the relevant shares) by
way of merger.

Stephen A. Schwarzman informed us on December 31, 2015 pursuant to Section
27a para. 1 WpHG thereby making reference to the exceedance of the
threshold of 10% or a higher threshold from December 01, 2015, acting for
himself and on behalf of each of his subsidiaries as follows:


'I. Aims Underlying the Acquisition of the Voting Rights (Section 27a para.
1 sentence 3 WpHG)

1. The relevant shares constitute a financial investment by which the
notifying parties' subsidiary First Eagle Investment Management, LLC
intends to generate a profit for and on behalf of its customers.

2. First Eagle Investment Management, LLC is constantly monitoring market
developments and evaluating market opportunities, including in respect of
shares in the issuer, on behalf of its customers. While as of the date
hereof, no decision has been made, the notifying parties cannot exclude
that First Eagle Investment Management, LLC for and on behalf of its
customers, may acquire additional shares in the issuer in the next 12
months by way of purchasing shares or in any other way.

3. The notifying parties currently do not intend to exert an influence on
the appointment or removal of members of the issuer's administrative,
managing or supervisory bodies, other than by permitting First Eagle
Investment Management, LLC to exercise its voting rights in the ordinary
course of elections of members to the supervisory board.

4. The notifying parties currently do not pursue a material change in the
issuer's capital structure, including as regards the ratio between equity
and debt financing and the dividend policy.


II. Origin of the Funds Used (Section 27a para. 1 sentence 4 WpHG)
Since the acquisition of voting rights resulted from the acquisition of
indirect control over First Eagle Investment Management, LLC by way of
merger, no new funds were used to acquire the voting rights.'


Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, January 4, 2016
HORNBACH Holding AG & Co. KGaA
represented by HORNBACH Management AG
Board of Management



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Language:     English
Company:      Hornbach Holding AG & Co. KGaA
              Le Quartier Hornbach 19
              67433 Neustadt an der Weinstra├če
              Germany
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