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HORNBACH Holding AG & Co. KGaA: Publication according to section 27a para. 2 WpHG with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

Hornbach Holding AG & Co. KGaA 

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HORNBACH Holding AG & Co. KGaA: Publication according to section 27a para.
2 WpHG with the objective of Europe-wide Distribution

On 5 November 2015 Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Holdings, Inc., New York,
NY, United States, notified HORNBACH Holding AG & Co. KGaA, Neustadt an der
Weinstrasse, Germany, pursuant to Section 27a para. 1 WpHG (German
Securities Trading Act), thereby making reference to its notification of
voting rights pursuant to Section 21 para. 1 WpHG on 15 October 2015
regarding the exceedance of the threshold of 10%, as follows:

'The acquisition of voting rights results from an attribution of voting
rights from shares in the issuer following the conversion of preference
shares without voting rights into ordinary voting shares in connection with
the issuer's conversion from a Stock Corporation (Aktiengesellschaft) into
a Partnership Limited by Shares (Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien). A
subsidiary of the notifying party, First Eagle Investment Management, LLC,
is entrusted with the administration of the relevant shares.

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 party's subsidiary intends to generate a profit for and on behalf
of its customers.

2. The notifying party's subsidiary 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 party cannot exclude that
its subsidiary, 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 party currently does 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 its subsidiary to
exercise its voting rights in the ordinary course of elections of members
to the supervisory board.

4. The notifying party currently does 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 a conversion of
existing shares, no new funds were used to acquire the voting rights.'

Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, 9 November 2015
HORNBACH Holding AG & Co. KGaA
represented by HORNBACH Management AG
Board of Management

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