Grohe AG: Squeeze-out of minority shareholders

27.12.2017

Clearstream Banking1 hereby informs customers that effective

29 December 2017

a squeeze-out of minority shareholders in Grohe AG registered shares (ISIN DE000A0DP200) will take place.

The following schedule applies:

Squeeze-out on payment date 29 December 2017

No re-registration and registration instructions or shareholder data changes will be forwarded from CASCADE-RS to the shareholder register.

CBF will perform the closing out automatically. Holdings will be transferred on 28 December 2017. Securities will be transferred in the night-time processing with value date 29 December 2017.

On 29 December 2017, compensation will be paid to the squeezed-out shareholders on the holdings recorded in the books as of 28 December 2017 in the evening.

OTC transactions

Banks must ensure that all pending OTC transactions are processed no later than 28 December 2017.

Pending OTC transactions that are still pending on the evening of 28 December 2018 must be deleted manually by the banks on the same day by 18:00. The deletion is not automatic.

Additional information will be published in WSS-CBF.

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1. This Announcement is published by Clearstream Banking AG (CBF), registered office at Mergenthalerallee 61, 65760 Eschborn, Germany, registered with the Commercial Register of the District Court in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, under number HRB 7500.