Wacker Chemie AG

euro adhoc: Wacker Chemie AG
Release of a voting rights announcement according to article 26, section 1.1 WpHG (Securities Trading Act) with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution

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Person/company obliged to make the notification:
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Name:      see below
Place:    see below
State:    USA

Company data:
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Name:      Wacker Chemie AG
Address: Hanns-Seidel-Platz 4, 81737 München
Place:    Munich
State:    Germany@@end@@

31.07.2007

Notification of voting rights pursuant to section 21(1) sentence 1 German Securities Act

In the name and on behalf of Artisan Funds, Inc., we hereby notify you of the following:

On July 23,2007, the stake of Artisan Funds, Inc., 875 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 800, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, USA, in the voting rights in Wacker Chemie AG, Hanns-Seidel-Platz 4, 81737 Munchen, Germany, exceeded the threshold of 3%. On that date, Artisan Funds, Inc. held 3.02% in relation to all voting rights in Wacker Chemie AG (voting rights arising from 1,574,518 ordinary shares (Stammaktien); Wacker Chemie AG has issued ordinary shares only).

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Further inquiry note:

Branche: Chemicals
ISIN:      DE000WCH8881
WKN:        WCH888
Index:    CDAX, Classic All Share, HDAX, MDAX, Midcap Market Index,
              Prime All Share
Börsen:  Börse Frankfurt / official dealing/prime standard



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