31 August 2015

Regulated Information

Transparency declarations by BlackRock Inc. and Umicore

On 26 August, BlackRock Inc., located at 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055, USA, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 24 August 2015 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 4.996% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

namedatethreshold# voting rightsdenominator% voting rights
BlackRock, Inc 24/08/2015   0 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A. 24/08/2015   2,841,172 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 24/08/2015   65,198 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 24/08/2015   2,846 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 24/08/2015   63,998 224,000,000 0.11%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 24/08/2015   87,566 224,000,000 0.35%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 24/08/2015   79,070 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 24/08/2015   240,726 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited 24/08/2015   778,920 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 24/08/2015   1,438 224,000,000 0.86%
BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG 24/08/2015   1,034 224,000,000 0.44%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 24/08/2015   1,166 224,000,000 1.17%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 24/08/2015   1,936,434 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited 24/08/2015   979,496 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 24/08/2015   2,625,676 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock International Limited 24/08/2015   190,816 224,000,000 0.07%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 24/08/2015   64,880 224,000,000 0.12%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 24/08/2015   151,654 224,000,000 0.26%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 24/08/2015   201,986 224,000,000 1.27%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 24/08/2015   271,448 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Life Limited 24/08/2015   577,878 224,000,000 0.00%
iShares (DE) I Investmentaktiengesellschaft mit Teilvermögen 24/08/2015   28,252 224,000,000 0.01%
TOTAL 24/08/2015 < 5.00% 11,191,654 224,000,000 4.996%

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.

On 28 August, Umicore, located at Broekstraat 31 Rue du Marais, 1000 Brussels, Belgium, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 26 August 2015 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3%, holding 3.04% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

namedatethreshold# voting rightsdenominator% voting rights
Umicore 26/08/2015   6,820,068 224,000,000 3.04%
TOTAL 26/08/2015 > 3.00% 6,820,068 224,000,000 3.04%

The declaration can be found here.


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