7 April 2015

Regulated Information

Transparency declaration by BlackRock Inc.: Acquisition of voting securities

On 1st April, BlackRock Inc., located at 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055, USA, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 27 March 2015 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 5.00% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

namedatethreshold# voting rightsdenominator% voting rights
BlackRock, Inc 27/03/2015   0 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A. 27/03/2015   2,582,378 224,000,000 1.15%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 27/03/2015   56,744 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 27/03/2015   106,522 224,000,000 0.05%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 27/03/2015   117,306 224,000,000 0.05%
BlackRock Asset Management Australia Limited 27/03/2015   0 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 27/03/2015   80,220 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 27/03/2015   224,496 224,000,000 0.10%
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited 27/03/2015   760,390 224,000,000 0.34%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 27/03/2015   1,438 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG 27/03/2015   1,034 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 27/03/2015   3,820 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 27/03/2015   1,930,696 224,000,000 0.86%
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited 27/03/2015   793,928 224,000,000 0.35%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 27/03/2015   3,005,610 224,000,000 1.34%
BlackRock International Limited 27/03/2015   180,816 224,000,000 0.08%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 27/03/2015   75,544 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 27/03/2015   129,450 224,000,000 0.06%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 27/03/2015   188,706 224,000,000 0.08%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 27/03/2015   255,956 224,000,000 0.11%
BlackRock Life Limited 27/03/2015   670,846 224,000,000 0.30%
iShares (DE) I Investmentaktiengesellschaft mit Teilvermögen 27/03/2015   35,048 224,000,000 0.02%
TOTAL 27/03/2015 > 5.00% 11,200,948 224,000,000 5.00%

The declaration can be found here.

The chain of control has been described as follows:

BlackRock, Inc. is the ultimate controller but the legal entities detailed in section 10 above are the discretionary Investment Managers who holds the shares and exercise the voting rights.


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