2 September 2015

Regulated Information

Transparency declarations by BlackRock Inc. and Norges Bank

On 28 August, BlackRock Inc., located at 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055, USA, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 26 August 2015 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 5.01% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

namedatethreshold# voting rightsdenominator% voting rights
BlackRock, Inc 26/08/2015   0 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A. 26/08/2015   2,851,972 224,000,000 1.27%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 26/08/2015   65,198 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 26/08/2015   2,846 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 26/08/2015   63,998 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 26/08/2015   111,034 224,000,000 0.05%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 26/08/2015   79,070 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 26/08/2015   243,174 224,000,000 0.11%
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited 26/08/2015   791,424 224,000,000 0.35%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 26/08/2015   1,438 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG 26/08/2015   1,034 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 26/08/2015   346 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 26/08/2015   1,927,326 224,000,000 0.86%
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited 26/08/2015   979,496 224,000,000 0.44%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 26/08/2015   2,625,672 224,000,000 1.17%
BlackRock International Limited 26/08/2015   190,816 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 26/08/2015   64,880 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 26/08/2015   151,654 224,000,000 0.07%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 26/08/2015   201,986 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 26/08/2015   271,448 224,000,000 0.12%
BlackRock Life Limited 26/08/2015   577,878 224,000,000 0.26%
iShares (DE) I Investmentaktiengesellschaft mit Teilvermögen 26/08/2015   28,252 224,000,000 0.01%
TOTAL 26/08/2015 > 5.00% 11,230,942 224,000,000 5.01%

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 31 August, Norges Bank, located at Bankplassen 2, PO Box 1179, Sentrum, 0107, Oslo, Norway, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 28 August 2015 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3%, holding 2.33% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

namedatethreshold# voting rightsdenominator% voting rights
Norges Bank 28/08/2015   5,229,322 224,000,000 2.33%
TOTAL 28/08/2015 < 3.00% 5,229,322 224,000,000 2.33%

The declaration can be found here.


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