zooplus AG: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

zooplus AG 15.05.2014 18:19Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement, transmitted byDGAP - a company of EQS Group AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Following the notification regarding the exceeding of the threshold of 10%of voting rights in zooplus AG, Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb LLC, New York,USA, has informed us on 15 May 2014 pursuant to section 27a (1) WpHG of theaims pursued with the purchase and the origin of the funds used for thepurchase as follows:1. The investment in zooplus is not aimed at implementing strategicobjectives but is aimed at generating trading profit.2. Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb LLC has no current plans to acquire furthervoting rights within the next twelve months but reevaluates its plansfrequently based on market conditions, stock price, performance and otherfactors.3. Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb LLC does not intend to exert an influence onthe appointment or removal of members of the issuer's administrative,managing and supervisory bodies.4. Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb LLC does not intend to achieve a materialchange in the company's capital structure, in particular as regards theratio between own funds and external funds and the dividend policy.The origin of the funds for the investment of Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb LLCin zooplus is various limited partnership vehicles and other clientaccounts managed by the firm.15.05.2014 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements,Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language:     EnglishCompany:      zooplus AG              Sonnenstraße 15              80331 München              GermanyInternet:     www.zooplus.de End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------