EVS Broadcast Equipment: Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH holds 6.5% of the company

7/7/2014, 5:45 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

Publication on July 7, 2014
Regulated information - shareholder notification
EVS Broadcast Equipment SA: Euronext Brussels (EVS.BR), Bloomberg (EVS BB), Reuters (EVSB.BR)

Pursuant to the Belgian Law of May 2, 2007 relating to the publication of major shareholdings, EVS Broadcast Equipment, the leading provider of live video production systems, announces that it has recently received a notification of the threshold of 5% being crossed by Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH, which now owns 889,755 shares, or 6.53% of the total number of voting rights of EVS.

The notification, received on July 4, 2014, states that the threshold has been crossed on July 1, 2014, and that: "Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH and Allianz Global Investors Luxembourg SA were merged on 1 July 2014. Consequently, the holdings of both entities are solely with Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH from the time of said merger as it acquires the holdings of Allianz Global Investors Luxembourg SA by way of universal succession. This shareholder notification is therefore causally triggered by the merger. Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH is a German investment management company. Its core business is the establishment and portfolio management of investment funds domiciled in Germany and - particularly after above-mentioned merger - Luxembourg. Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH is entitled to execute the voting rights by proxy (since the foundation of the funds). Additionally, Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH is mandated in several cases to manage individual asset portfolios for clients on a contractual basis (including fund mandates, under which Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH is the portfolio manager of funds established by other investment companies); under such contracts Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH is entitled to execute the voting rights of shares held in such asset portfolios. Allianz SE and all other holding companies between Allianz SE and Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH have been allowed to disaggregate their holdings of their subsidiary, Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH, in accordance with article 11§2 of the law of 2 May 2007 and article 21 of the royal decree of 14 February 2008. Allianz Global Investors Europe GmbH can exercise the voting rights at its discretion in the absence of specific instructions."

Shareholders must declare their ownership in EVS shares as soon as their shareholding passes over/under the 3% threshold (required by Company Statutes) and any multiple of 5% thresholds (required by Belgian Law). Notifications of important shareholdings to be made according to the Law of May 2, 2007 and the EVS's bylaws, should be sent to the company (by email corpcom@evs.com or fax +32 4 361 7089) and to the FSMA. The current number of shares (denominator) to be taken into account is 13,625,000 shares.

For the most recent shareholding overview, www.evs.com.

For more information, please contact:

Joop JANSSEN, Managing Director & CEO
Magdalena BARON, CFO
Geoffroy d'OULTREMONT, Vice President Investor Relations & Corporate Communication
EVS Broadcast Equipment S.A., Liege Science Park, 16 rue du Bois Saint-Jean, B-4102 Seraing, Belgium
Tel: +32 4 361 70 14.  E-mail: corpcom@evs.com; www.evs.com
About EVS

EVS provides its customers with reliable and innovative technology to enable the production of live, enriched video programming, allowing them to work more efficiently and boost their revenue streams. Its industry-leading broadcast and media production systems are used by broadcasters, production companies, post-production facilities, film studios, content owners and archive libraries around the globe. It spans four key markets - Sports, Entertainment, News and Media.

Founded in 1994, its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionised live broadcasting. Its reliable and integrated tapeless solutions, based around its market-leading XT server range, are now widely used to deliver live productions worldwide. Today, it continues to develop practical innovations, such as its C-Cast second-screen delivery platform, to help customers maximise the value of their media content.

The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Approximately 497 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, please visit www.evs.com.

dcinex, of which EVS owns 41.3%, is the European leader for Digital Cinema technology and services in Europe with more than 5,500 committed digital screens in Europe, out of which 3,700 have already been deployed. www.dcinex.com.

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