30 March 2016

Regulated Information

Transparency notification by Standard Life Investments : Acquisition of voting securities

On 24 March 2016, Standard Life Investments (Holding) Limited, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 19 May 2015 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3%, holding 3.99% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

name date threshold # voting rights denominator % voting rights
Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited 19/05/2015   0 224,000,000 0.00%
Standard Life Investments Limited 19/05/2015   8,460,982 224,000,000 3.78%
IGNIS Investment Service Limited 19/05/2015   465,900 224,000,000 0.21%
TOTAL 19/05/2015 > 3.00% 8,926,882 224,000,000 3.99%

This press release is available on Umicore’s website. The notification can be found here.

The chain of control has been described as follows:

Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited is the parent company of Standard Life Investments Limited and IGNIS Investment Services Limited. Both Standard Life Investments Limited and IGNIS Investment Services Limited are discretionary investment managers who hold the shares and exercise the voting rights.


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