NORMA Group AG: Release according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

NORMA Group AG

15.04.2011 14:43

Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement, transmitted by
DGAP - a company of EquityStory AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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On 21 April 2011, our company has received notifications according to
section 21 para. 1 of the German Secruities Trading Act
(Wertpapierhandelsgesetz - WpHG). 3i Investment plc, London, United
Kingdom, has informed us on behalf of the following companies as follows:


1.) 3i Europartners III A LP, London, United Kingdom
On 12 April 2011, the stake of 3i Europartners III A LP in the voting
rights in NORMA Group AG fell below the 3% threshold. On this date, the
voting share amounted to 2.73% (868,710 voting rights).


2.) 3i EF3 GPA Limited, London, United Kingdom
On 12 April 2011, the stake of 3i EF3 GPA Limited in the voting rights in
NORMA Group AG fell below the 3% threshold. On this date, the voting share
amounted to 2.73% (868,710 voting rights).

2.73% (868,710 voting rights) of these are attributed to 3i EF3 GPA
Limited, in accordance with section 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG.


3.) 3i EF4 GP Limited, London, United Kingdom
On 12 April 2011, the stake of 3i EF4 GP Limited in the voting rights in
NORMA Group AG fell below the 25% and 20% thresholds. On this date, the
voting share amounted to 16.09% (5,126,439 voting rights).

16.09% (5,126,439 voting rights) of these are attributed to 3i EF3 GPA
Limited, in accordance with section 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG.

The voting rights attributed to 3i EF4 GP Limited are held by the following
controlling companies which shares in the voting rights in NORMA Group AG
exceed 3% or more respectively:
* 3i Europartners IVa LP
* 3i Europartners IVb LP
* 3i Europartners IVc LP


4.) 3i Group Investments LP, London, United Kingdom
On 12 April 2011, the stake of 3i Group Investments LP in the voting rights
in NORMA Group AG fell below the 10% threshold. On this date, the voting
share amounted to 6.41% (2,041,069 voting rights).


5.) 3i Pan European Buyouts 2004-06 LP, London, United Kingdom
On 12 April 2011, the stake of 3i Pan European Buyouts 2004-06 LP in the
voting rights in NORMA fell below the 10% threshold. On this date, the
voting share amounted to 7.13% (2,272,972 voting rights).


6.) 3i Investments GP Limited, London, United Kingdom
On 12 April 2011, the stake of 3i Investments GP Limited in the voting
rights in NORMA Group AG fell below the 20% and 15% thresholds. On this
date, the voting share amounted to 13.54% (4,314,041 voting rights).

13.54% (4,314,041 voting rights) of these are attributed to 3i Investments
GP Limited, in accordance with section 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG.

The voting rights attributed to 3i Investments GP Limited are held by the
following controlling companies which shares in the voting rights in NORMA
Group AG exceed 3% or more respectively:
* 3i Group Investments LP
* 3i Pan European Buyouts 2004-06 LP


7.) 3i Investments plc, London, United Kingdom
On 12 April 2011, the stake of 3i Investments plc in the voting rights in
NORMA Group AG fell below the 50% threshold. On this date, the voting share
amounted to 35.21% (11,217,882 voting rights).

35.21% (11,217,882 voting rights) of these are attributed to 3i Investments
plc, in accordance with section 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 6 WpHG.

The voting rights of 3i Investments plc are attributed to the following
shareholders whose stakes in the voting rights in NORMA Group AG exceed 3%
or more respectively:
* 3i Europartners IVa LP
* 3i Europartners IVb LP
* 3i Europartners IVc LP
* 3i Group Investments LP
* 3i Pan European Buyouts 2004-06 LP


8.) 3i plc, London, United Kingdom
On 12 April 2011, the stake of 3i plc in the voting rights in NORMA Group
AG fell below the 50% threshold. On this date, the voting share amounted to
35.21% (11,217,882 voting rights).

35.21% (11,217,882 voting rights) of these are attributed to 3i plc, in
accordance with section 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 6 in association with sent.
2. WpHG.

The voting rights of 3i plc are attributed to the following shareholders
whose stakes in the voting rights in NORMA Group AG exceed 3% or more
respectively:
* 3i Europartners IVa LP
* 3i Europartners IVb LP
* 3i Europartners IVc LP
* 3i Group Investments LP
* 3i Pan European Buyouts 2004-06 LP


9.) 3i Holdings plc, London, United Kingdom
On 12 April 2011, the stake of 3i Holdings plc in the voting rights in
NORMA Group fell below the 50% threshold. On this date, the voting share
amounted to 35.21% (11,217,882 voting rights).

35.21% (11,217,882 voting rights) of these are attributed to 3i Holdings
plc, in accordance with section 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG. The prior
mentioned 35.21% (11,217,882 voting rights) of these are attributed to 3i
Holdings plc, also in accordance with section 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 6 in
association with sent. 2 WpHG.

The voting rights attributed to 3i Investments GP Limited are held by the
following controlling companies which shares in the voting rights in NORMA
Group AG exceed 3% or more respectively:
* 3i Europartners IVa LP
* 3i Europartners IVb LP
* 3i Europartners IVc LP
* 3i EF4 GP Limited
* 3i Group Investments LP
* 3i Pan European Buyouts 2004-06 LP
* 3i Investments GP Limited

The voting rights of 3i Holdings plc are attributed to the following
shareholders whose stakes in the voting rights in NORMA Group AG exceed 3%
or more respectively:
* 3i Europartners IVa LP
* 3i Europartners IVb LP
* 3i Europartners IVc LP
* 3i Group Investments LP
* 3i Pan European Buyouts 2004-06 LP


10.) 3i Group plc, London, United Kingdom
On 12 April 2011, the stake of 3i Group plc in the voting rights in NORMA
Group fell below the 50% threshold. On this date, the voting share amounted
to 35.50% (11,312,080 voting rights).

35.50% (11,312,080 voting rights) of these are attributed to 3i Group plc,
in accordance with section 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG. The prior
mentioned 35.50% of these (11,312,080 voting rights) are attributed to 3i
Group plc, and at the same time 35.21% (11,217,882) in accordance with
section 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 6 in association with sent. 2 WpHG.

The voting rights attributed to 3i Group plc are held by the following
controlling companies which shares in the voting rights in NORMA Group AG
exceed 3% or more respectively:
* 3i Europartners IVa LP
* 3i Europartners IVb LP
* 3i Europartners IVc LP
* 3i EF4 GP Limited
* 3i Group Investments LP
* 3i Pan European Buyouts 2004-06 LP
* 3i Investments GP Limited

The voting rights of 3i Group plc are attributed to the following
shareholders whose stakes in the voting rights in NORMA Group AG exceed 3%
or more respectively:
* 3i Europartners IVa LP
* 3i Europartners IVb LP
* 3i Europartners IVc LP
* 3i Group Investments LP
* 3i Pan European Buyouts 2004-06 LP



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Language: English
Company: NORMA Group AG
Edisonstr. 4
63477 Maintal
Deutschland
Internet: www.normagroup.com

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