20 August 2015

Regulated Information

Transparency declaration by BlackRock Inc.: Disposal of voting securities

On 18 August, BlackRock Inc., located at 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055, USA, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 13 August 2015 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 4.99% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

namedatethreshold# voting rightsdenominator% voting rights
BlackRock, Inc. 13/08/2015   0 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Advisors, Llc 13/08/2015   87,566 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd 13/08/2015   63,998 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Ltd 13/08/2015   79,070 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 13/08/2015   238,662 224,000,000 0.11%
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Ltd 13/08/2015   772,636 224,000,000 0.34%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Ltd 13/08/2015   1,438 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG 13/08/2015   1,034 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 13/08/2015   4,606 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 13/08/2015   1,952,574 224,000,000 0.87%
BlackRock Fund Managers Ltd 13/08/2015   911,496 224,000,000 0.41%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 13/08/2015   2,671,452 224,000,000 1.19%
BlackRock International Ltd 13/08/2015   190,816 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Investment Management, Llc 13/08/2015   201,986 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Ltd 13/08/2015   66,214 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd 13/08/2015   151,654 224,000,000 0.07%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd 13/08/2015   271,448 224,000,000 0.12%
BlackRock Life Ltd 13/08/2015   581,360 224,000,000 0.26%
BlackRock (Luxembourg) SA 13/08/2015   2,841,172 224,000,000 1.27%
BlackRock (Netherlands) BV 13/08/2015   65,198 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock (Singapore) Ltd 13/08/2015   2,846 224,000,000 0.00%
iShares (DE) I Investmentaktiengesellschaft mit Teilvermögen 13/08/2015   28,252 224,000,000 0.01%
TOTAL 13/08/2015 < 5.00% 11,185,478 224,000,000 4.99%

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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