23 December 2014

Regulated Information

Transparency declarations by Norges Bank

On 18 December, Norges Bank, located at Bankplassen 2, PO Box 1179, Sentrum, 0107, Oslo, Norway, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 16 December 2014 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3%, holding 2.99% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

namedatethreshold# voting rightsdenominator% voting rights
Norges Bank 16/12/2014   6,696,522 224,000,000 2.99%
TOTAL 16/12/2014 < 3.00% 6,696,522 224,000,000 2.99%

 The declaration can be found here.

On 22 December, Norges Bank, located at Bankplassen 2, PO Box 1179, Sentrum, 0107, Oslo, Norway, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 19 December 2014 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3%, holding 3.05% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

namedatethreshold# voting rightsdenominator% voting rights
Norges Bank 19/12/2014   6,838,308 224,000,000 3.05%
TOTAL 19/12/2014 > 3.00% 6,838,308 224,000,000 3.05%

The chain of control has been described as follows:

Norges Bank is the central bank of Norway. As part of its central bank activities, Norges Bank manages Norway's foreign exchange reserves and is responsible for management of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The formal responsibility for management of the GPFG is placed with the Ministry of Finance, but is delegated to Norges Bank. All investments are executed by Norges Bank acting as principal and all holdings are registered in the name of Norges Bank.

The declaration can be found here.


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