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Disclosure of shareholdings

07/15/2008

Barclays Plc & its subsidiaries hold 4.90% of Sonova Holding AG

According to the article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act, Sonova Holding AG announces, that Barclays Plc & its subsidiaries1

, 1 Churchill Place, London, E14 5HP, United Kingdom hold 3,306,265 registered shares with a par value of CHF 0.05 as of April 17, 2008 due to a sale of shares. This corresponds to 4.90% of total capital and voting rights.

 

Contact person at Barclays Plc: Geoff Smith, Barclays Compliance, phone: +44 207 116 2913, fax: +44 207 116 7665.

 

 

   1Subsidiaries of Barclays Plc:

  • Barclays Global Investors Japan Ltd, Ebisu Prime Square Tower, 1-1-39 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8402, Japan
  • Barclays Global Investors Ltd, 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP, United Kingdom
  • Barclays Bank Plc, 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP, United Kingdom
  • Barclays Global Investors (Deutschland) AG, Max-Joseph Strasse 6, 80333 Munich, Germany
  • Barclays Global Investors NA, 400 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-2618, USA
  • Barclays Global Fund Advisors, 400 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-2618, USA
  • Barclays Global Investors Canada Ltd, BCE Place, 161 Bay Street, Suite 2500, Box 614, Toronto ON M5J 2S1, Canada