18 August 2017

Regulated Information

Transparency notification by BlackRock, Inc: Disposal of voting securities

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified the FSMA and Umicore on 14 August 2017 that on 11 August 2017 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 4.86% of Umicore's shares and voting rights, including equivalent financial instruments.

A) Voting rights

name date threshold # voting rights denominator % voting rights
BlackRock, Inc. 11/08/2017   0 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 11/08/2017   28,236 224,000,000 0.01%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 11/08/2017   13,772 224,000,000 0.01%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 11/08/2017   1,164,211 224,000,000 0.52%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 11/08/2017   697,322 224,000,000 0.31%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 11/08/2017   89,342 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 11/08/2017   308,250 224,000,000 0.14%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 11/08/2017   1,320 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 11/08/2017   22,857 224,000,000 0.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 11/08/2017   2,457,706 224,000,000 1.10%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 11/08/2017   2,711,098 224,000,000 1.21%
BlackRock International Limited 11/08/2017   4,372 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 11/08/2017   62,862 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 11/08/2017   2,021,343 224,000,000 0.90%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 11/08/2017   595,506 224,000,000 0.27%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 11/08/2017   225,410 224,000,000 0.10%
Subtotal 11/08/2017   10,403,607 224,000,000 4.64%

B) Equivalent financial instruments

name date threshold # voting rights denominator % voting rights
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 11/08/2017   246,160 224,000,000 0.11%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 11/08/2017   11,220 224,000,000 0.01%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 11/08/2017   70,854 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 11/08/2017   2,000 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 11/08/2017   88,114 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock International Limited 11/08/2017   2,110 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 11/08/2017   52,616 224,000,000 0.02%
Subtotal 11/08/2017   473,074 224,000,000 0.21%

Total A & B

  date threshold # voting rights denominator % voting rights
TOTAL 11/08/2017 < 5% 10,876,681 224,000,000 4.86%

The notification can be found here.

The chain of control has been described at the end of the declaration.


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