8 October 2015

Regulated Information

Transparency declaration by BlackRock Inc.

On 6 October, BlackRock Inc., located at 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055, USA, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 30 September 2015 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 5.03% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

namedatethreshold# voting rightsdenominator% voting rights
BlackRock, Inc 30/09/2015   0 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 30/09/2015   103,222 224,000,000 0.05%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 30/09/2015   63,998 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 30/09/2015   79,070 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 30/09/2015   257,406 224,000,000 0.11%
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited 30/09/2015   770,334 224,000,000 0.34%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 30/09/2015   1,438 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG 30/09/2015   1,034 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 30/09/2015   1,989,204 224,000,000 0.89%
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited 30/09/2015   979,496 224,000,000 0.44%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 30/09/2015   2,638,110 224,000,000 1.18%
BlackRock International Limited 30/09/2015   190,816 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 30/09/2015   201,986 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 30/09/2015   54,102 224,000,000 0.02%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 30/09/2015   149,198 224,000,000 0.07%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 30/09/2015   272,112 224,000,000 0.12%
BlackRock Life Limited 30/09/2015   577,878 224,000,000 0.26%
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A. 30/09/2015   2,851,972 224,000,000 1.27%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 30/09/2015   65,198 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 30/09/2015   2,846 224,000,000 0.00%
iShares (DE) I Investmentaktiengesellschaft mit Teilvermögen 30/09/2015   28,084 224,000,000 0.01%
TOTAL 30/09/2015 > 5.00% 11,277,504 224,000,000 5.03%

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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