K+S Aktiengesellschaft

euro adhoc: K+S Aktiengesellschaft
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:      The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited
Place:    Hamilton, HM 12
State:    Bermuda

Company data:
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Name:      K+S Aktiengesellschaft
Address: Bertha-von-Suttner-Straße  7, 34131 Kassel
Place:    Kassel
State:    Deutschland@@end@@

14.09.2007

We, The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited, Hamilton, HM 12, Bermuda, would like to make the following notifications regarding the holding of voting rights held in K+S Aktiengesellschaft, Bertha-von-Suttner-Straße 7, 34131 Kassel according to §§ 21, 22 WpHG in our name as well as for the following companies:

Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Limited, Hamilton HM 12, Bermuda;

Linetrust PTC Ltd., Hamilton HM12, Bermuda;

Linea Ltd., Hamilton HM 12, Bermuda;

We, The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited, control Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Limited which in turn controls Linetrust PTC Ltd. which in turn controls Linea Ltd.

1. Notification of voting rights in the name and on behalf of Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Limited pursuant to § 21 para. 1 in connection with § 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG:

On 10 September 2007 Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Limited exceeded the 3 per cent and the 5 per cent threshold of § 21 para. 1 WpHG and held at this date 6.75 per cent of the voting rights (i.e. 2,785,451 shares with voting rights) in K+S Aktiengesellschaft. All these voting rights (6.75 per cent) are attributed to Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Limited pursuant to § 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG. Linea Ltd., which is an undertaking indirectly controlled by Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Limited through Linetrust PTC Ltd., directly holds 3 per cent or more of the voting rights.

2. Notification of voting rights in the name and on behalf of Linetrust PTC Ltd. pursuant to § 21 para. 1 in connection with § 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG:

On 10 September 2007 Linetrust PTC Ltd. exceeded the 3 per cent and the 5 per cent threshold of § 21 para. 1 WpHG and held at this date 6.75 per cent of the voting rights (i.e. 2,785,451 shares with voting rights) in K+S Aktiengesellschaft. All these voting rights (6.75 per cent) are attributed to Linetrust PTC Ltd. pursuant to § 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG. Linea Ltd., which is an undertaking controlled by Linetrust PTC Ltd., directly holds 3 per cent or more of the voting rights.

3. Notification of voting rights in the name and on behalf of Linea Ltd. pursuant to § 21 para. 1 in connection with § 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG:

On 10 September 2007 Linea Ltd. exceeded the 3 per cent and the 5 per cent threshold of § 21 para. 1 WpHG and held at this date 6.75 per cent of the voting rights (i.e. 2,785,451 shares with voting rights) in K+S Aktiengesellschaft. Thereof, 3.85 per cent of the voting rights (i.e. 1,589,201 shares with voting rights) are held directly by Linea Ltd., and 2.90 per cent of the voting rights (i.e. 1,196,250 shares with voting rights) are attributed to Linea Ltd. pursuant to § 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG.

4. Notification of voting rights in our own name pursuant to § 21 para. 1 in connection with § 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG:

On 10 September 2007 The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited exceeded the 3 per cent and the 5 per cent threshold of § 21 para. 1 WpHG and held at this date 6.75 per cent of the voting rights (i.e. 2,785,451 shares with voting rights) in K+S Aktiengesellschaft. All these voting rights (6.75 per cent) are attributed to us pursuant to § 22 para. 1 sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG. Linea Ltd., which is an undertaking indirectly controlled by The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited through Butterfield Trust (Bermuda) Limited and Linetrust PTC Ltd., directly holds 3 per cent or more of the voting rights.

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