Voting rights: Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG: Publication pursuant to §26 sect.1 WpHG with the aim of pan-European distribution

5/13/2008, 5:42 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG / Pfeiffer Vacuum Announces Increase of Voting Rights of Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder Publication pursuant to §26 sect.1 WpHG processed and transmitted by Hugin ASA. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------
Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG / Pfeiffer Vacuum Announces Increase of
Voting Rights of Arnhold & S.
Bleichroeder

Publication pursuant to §26 sect.1 WpHG processed and transmitted by
Hugin ASA. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this
announcement.

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Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC, New York, USA have
informed us on May 9, 2008 pursuant to Section 21 (1) Securities
Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz) that on May 7, 2008, the
shareholding imputed to Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Holdings, Inc.
(the parent company of Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC),
New York, USA, of voting rights in Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG,
Berliner Straße 43, 35614 Asslar, Germany has increased above the 20
percent threshold and that it currently is imputed to hold 20.01
percent of the voting rights in this company (1,795,266 out of the
8,970,600 outstanding voting shares). These voting rights are
attributed to Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Holdings, Inc. pursuant to
Section 22 (1) sentence 2 and Section 22 (1) sentence 1 no. 6
Securities Trading Act. Voting rights are attributed to Arnhold and
S. Bleichroeder Holdings, Inc. by the First Eagle Overseas Fund, New
York (10.20 % = 915,140 shares and voting rights) and the First Eagle
Global Fund, New York (7.99 % = 717,173 shares and voting rights).
Furthermore, Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC, New York,
USA, have informed us pursuant to Sections 21 (1), 24 Securities
Trading Act that on May 7, 2008, their shareholding in Pfeiffer
Vacuum Technology AG, Berliner Straße 43, 35614 Asslar, Germany has
increased above the 20 percent threshold and amounts to 20.01 percent
of the voting rights (1,795,266 out of the 8,970,600 outstanding
voting shares). These voting rights are attributed to Arnhold and S.
Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arnhold and
S. Bleichroeder Holdings, Inc., pursuant to Section 22(1) sentence 1
no. 6 Securities Trading Act. Voting rights are attributed to
Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC by the First Eagle Overseas
Fund and the First Eagle Global Fund.


Asslar, May 13, 2008

Issuer: Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG
Berliner Str. 43
35614 Asslar
Germany

www: www.pfeiffer-vacuum.de



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Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG
Berliner Strasse 43 Asslar
Germany

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