Ad-hoc-Meldung/Ad hoc Release nach § 15 WpHG/ pursuant to § 15 of the German Securities Trading Act
Kocbank purchases additional shares of Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi A.S.
UniCredit announces that Koçbank A.Ş. ("Koçbank"), a 99.8% subsidiary of Koç Financial Services A.Ş., 50/50 joint venture between UniCredit and Koç Group, agreed with Credit Suisse Holdings (Netherland) BV to purchase 54,759,643 shares of Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi A.Ş. ("Yapi") for a consideration of ca. YTL 445 million off market (ca. €275 million at current exchange rate). The settlement shall take place on April, 6 2006. As a result of acquisition of these shares Koçbank's direct and indirect shareholding shall increase from ca. 58.2% to ca. 65.5%.
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