By letter dated May 27, 2021, we were notified in the name and on behalf of Mr. Robin Brühmüller with reference to the voting rights notification of the notifying person pursuant to sections 33, 34 German Securities Trading Act ('WpHG') dated May 17, 2021, regarding the exceedance on May 17, 2021, of the thresholds of 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, and 50% of the voting rights in Vossloh Aktiengesellschaft by attribution via the companies listed under No. 8 of the attachment to the voting rights notification pursuant to section 43(1) WpHG:
1. Objectives of the acquisition of voting rights (section 43 (1) sentences 1 and 3 WpHG)
(a) The indirect shareholding of the notifying person in Vossloh AG is attributed to the notifying person as a consequence of the acceptance of the office as executor of the will over the shares of the deceased Heinz Hermann Thiele in Stella Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH. The indirect acquisition of voting rights in Vossloh AG by the notifying person therefore serves neither the implementation of strategic objectives nor the generation of trading profits.
(b) The notifying person currently does not intend to directly or indirectly acquire additional voting rights in Vossloh AG within the next twelve months by purchase or otherwise.
(c) The notifying person currently does not seek to influence the composition of Vossloh AG's administrative, management or supervisory bodies beyond the exercise of voting rights in resolutions adopted by the annual general meeting on the election of Supervisory Board members.
(d) The notifying person currently does not seek to significantly alter Vossloh AG's capital structure, especially with regard to the ratio of equity and debt financing and the dividend policy.
2. Origin of funds used for the acquisition of voting rights (section 43 (1) sentence 4 WpHG)
Neither equity nor debt was used to acquire the voting rights. The (indirect) acquisition took place in the context of the execution of the will over the estate of the deceased Heinz Hermann Thiele.