27 August 2015

Regulated Information

Transparency declaration by BlackRock Inc.: Acquisition of voting securities

On 25 August, BlackRock Inc., located at 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055, USA, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 19 August 2015 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 5.02% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

namedatethreshold# voting rightsdenominator% voting rights
BlackRock, Inc 19/08/2015   0 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 19/08/2015   87,566 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 19/08/2015   63,998 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 19/08/2015   79,070 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 19/08/2015   240,726 224,000,000 0.11%
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited 19/08/2015   778,692 224,000,000 0.35%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 19/08/2015   1,438 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG 19/08/2015   1,034 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 19/08/2015   3,458 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 19/08/2015   1,953,074 224,000,000 0.87%
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited 19/08/2015   979,496 224,000,000 0.44%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 19/08/2015   2,653,468 224,000,000 1.18%
BlackRock International Limited 19/08/2015   190,816 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 19/08/2015   201,986 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 19/08/2015   64,880 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 19/08/2015   151,654 224,000,000 0.07%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 19/08/2015   271,448 224,000,000 0.12%
BlackRock Life Limited 19/08/2015   581,360 224,000,000 0.26%
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A. 19/08/2015   2,841,172 224,000,000 1.27%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 19/08/2015   65,198 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 19/08/2015   2,846 224,000,000 0.00%
iShares (DE) I Investmentaktiengesellschaft mit Teilvermögen 19/08/2015   28,252 224,000,000 0.01%
TOTAL 19/08/2015 > 5.00% 11,241,632 224,000,000 5.02%

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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