Pfäffikon SZ, July 11, 2006 − According to an announcement by Merrill Lynch Capital Markets AG, Zurich, dated July 11, 2006 said institution’s share of voting rights in Unaxis Holding AG is below the 10 percent threshold for disclosure.
Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Ltd.
33 King William Street
London EC4R 9AS, Great Britain
Merrill Lynch Capital Markets AG Stockerhof,
Stockerstrasse 20 P.O. Box 773
8039 Zurich, Switzerland
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
4 World Financial Center 250 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10080, USA
Merrill Lynch International
2 King Edward Street
London EC1A 1 HQ, Great Britain
Said companies are subsidiaries of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, USA.
Proportion of voting rights: 9.90 %
Quantity and type of shares held: 1 406 120 registered shares of Unaxis Holding AG
Associated number of voting rights: 1 398 406
Nature of agreement: group reporting
Identity of representatives:
Merrill Lynch Capital Markets AG, Zurich
Simone Schenk, Tel. +41 44 297 75 90