RNS Number : 1486T
01 June 2009
N O T I F I C A T I O N O F I N F O R M A T I O N
Komerční banka, a. s., announces that on 28 May 2009 it received a 'Notification of interest in voting rights' from the company Artio International Equity Fund (the former Julius Baer International Equity Fund), 330 Madison Avenue, Suite 12A, New York, U.S.A, as the notifier. The said company informs the issuer of a decrease in its interest in voting rights from the previous 3.01 % to the current 2.99 % as of 15 May 2009.
Artio International Equity Fund is a portfolio investor which does not hold shares of Komerční banka, a. s., but that is a beneficial owner of these shares under contracts with brokers holding the shares in their name on the notifier's behalf. These contracts allow the notifier to influence the exercise of the voting rights attaching to the underlying asset.
As there is a great number of the brokers, as they operate in several levels and as they are not known to the notifier in all cases, part C of the notification is left blank.
The notifier is one of the entities whose portfolio is managed by the company Artio Global Management LLC (the former Julius Baer Investment Management LLC). As a result, in the past the shares which were held by the notifier indirectly were part of the interest reported by the company Artio Global Management LLC (still under the name of Julius Baer Investment Management LLC).
Prague, June 1, 2009
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