Support for takeover of Deutsche Wohnen AG by Vonovia SE

Voting intention 27 January 2016

Norges Bank Investment Management has tendered all shares held in Deutsche Wohnen AG to the takeover offer by Vonovia SE (formerly Deutsche Annington Immobilien SE).

Norges Bank Investment Management rationale

Norges Bank Investment Management seeks to provide clarity and avoid any potential market speculation about our tender decision.

Norges Bank Investment Management supports the strategic rationale of the takeover offer and considers that the takeover offer is in the best long-term interest of Deutsche Wohnen AG shareholders.

 

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