7 August 2015

Regulated Information

Transparency declaration by BlackRock Inc.: Disposal of voting securities

On 6 August, BlackRock Inc., located at 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055, USA, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 31 July 2015 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 4.995% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

namedatethreshold# voting rightsdenominator% voting rights
BlackRock, Inc 31/07/2015   0 224,000,000 0.00%
 BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A. 31/07/2015   2,841,172  224,000,000 1.27% 
 BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.  31/07/2015   65,198  224,000,000 0.03% 
 BlackRock (Singapore) Limited  31/07/2015    2,846 224,000,000 0.00% 
 BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 31/07/2015   63,998  224,000,000 0.03% 
 BlackRock Advisors, LLC 31/07/2015    87,566  224,000,000 0.04% 
 BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 31/07/2015   79,070   224,000,000 0.04% 
 BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 31/07/2015   236,692  224,000,000 0.11% 
 BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited 31/07/2015   773,238  224,000,000 0.35% 
 BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 31/07/2015   1,438  224,000,000 0.00% 
 BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG 31/07/2015   1,034  224,000,000 0.00% 
 BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 31/07/2015   5,710  224,000,000 0.00% 
BlackRock Fund Advisors 31/07/2015   1,935,878 224,000,000 0.86%
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited 31/07/2015   911,496 224,000,000 0.41%
 BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 31/07/2015   2,691,960   224,000,000 1.20% 
 BlackRock International Limited 31/07/2015   190,816  224,000,000 0.09% 
 BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 31/07/2015   201,986  224,000,000 0.09% 
 BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited  31/07/2015   66,214  224,000,000 0.03% 
 BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 31/07/2015   151,654  224,000,000 0.07% 
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 31/07/2015   271,296 224,000,000 0.12%
BlackRock Life Limited 31/07/2015   581,790 224,000,000 0.26%
 iShares (DE) I Investmentaktiengesellschaft mit Teilvermögen 31/07/2015    28,252 224,000,000 0.01% 
TOTAL 31/07/2015 < 5.00% 11,189,304 224,000,000 4.995%

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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