17 August 2015

Regulated Information

Transparency declaration by BlackRock Inc.: Acquisition of voting securities

On 11 August, BlackRock Inc., located at 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055, USA, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 6 August 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 06/08/2015   0 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock (Luxembourg) SA 06/08/2015   2,841,172 224,000,000 1.27%
BlackRock (Netherlands) BV 06/08/2015   65,198 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock (Singapore) Ltd 06/08/2015   2,846 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Ltd 06/08/2015   63,998 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 06/08/2015   87,566 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Ltd 06/08/2015   79,070 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 06/08/2015   237,780 224,000,000 0.11%
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Ltd 06/08/2015   769,974 224,000,000 0.34%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Ltd 06/08/2015   1,438 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG 06/08/2015   1,034 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 06/08/2015   5,710 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 06/08/2015   1,952,574 224,000,000 0.87%
BlackRock Fund Managers Ltd 06/08/2015   911,496 224,000,000 0.41%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 06/08/2015   2,690,128 224,000,000 1.20%
BlackRock International Ltd 06/08/2015   190,816 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Ltd 06/08/2015   66,214 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd 06/08/2015   151,654 224,000,000 0.07%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 06/08/2015   201,986 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd 06/08/2015   271,448 224,000,000 0.12%
BlackRock Life Ltd 06/08/2015   581,790 224,000,000 0.26%
iShares (DE) I Investmentaktiengesellschaft mit Teilvermögen 06/08/2015   28,252 224,000,000 0.01%
TOTAL 06/08/2015 > 5.00% 11,202,144 224,000,000 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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