2 March 2018

Regulated Information

Transparency notifications by BlackRock, Inc

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 27 February 2018 that on 26 February 2018 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 5.04% of Umicore's shares and voting rights, including equivalent financial instruments.

A) Voting rights

name date threshold # voting rights denominator % voting rights
BlackRock, Inc. 26/02/2018 0 246,400,000 0.00%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 26/02/2018 32,317 246,400,000 0.01%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 26/02/2018 14,124 246,400,000 0.01%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 26/02/2018 2,215,605 246,400,000 0.90%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 26/02/2018 335,625 246,400,000 0.14%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 26/02/2018 103,655 246,400,000 0.04%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 26/02/2018 363,285 246,400,000 0.15%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 26/02/2018 1,133 246,400,000 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 26/02/2018 31,431 246,400,000 0.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 26/02/2018 2,813,394 246,400,000 1.14%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 26/02/2018 2,928,570 246,400,000 1.19%
BlackRock International Limited 26/02/2018 128,475 246,400,000 0.05%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 26/02/2018 57,963 246,400,000 0.02%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 26/02/2018 2,178,043 246,400,000 0.88%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 26/02/2018 216,756 246,400,000 0.09%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 26/02/2018 243,194 246,400,000 0.10%
Subtotal 26/02/2018 11,663,570 246,400,000 4.73%

B) Equivalent financial instruments

name date threshold # voting rights denominator % voting rights
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 26/02/2018 267,166 246,400,000 0.11%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 26/02/2018 1,875 246,400,000 0.00%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 26/02/2018 399,120 246,400,000 0.16%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 26/02/2018 86,104 246,400,000 0.03%
Subtotal 26/02/2018 754,265 246,400,000 0.31%

Total A & B

date threshold # voting rights denominator % voting rights
TOTAL 26/02/2018 > 5% 12,417,835 246,400,000 5.04%

The notification can be found here.

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

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 28 February 2018 that on 27 February 2018 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 4.64% of Umicore's shares and voting rights, including equivalent financial instruments.

A) Voting rights

name date threshold # voting rights denominator % voting rights
BlackRock, Inc. 27/02/2018 0 246,400,000 0.00%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 27/02/2018 32,317 246,400,000 0.01%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 27/02/2018 14,124 246,400,000 0.01%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 27/02/2018 1,192,017 246,400,000 0.48%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 27/02/2018 335,625 246,400,000 0.14%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 27/02/2018 103,655 246,400,000 0.04%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 27/02/2018 363,285 246,400,000 0.15%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 27/02/2018 1,133 246,400,000 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 27/02/2018 31,431 246,400,000 0.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 27/02/2018 2,818,638 246,400,000 1.14%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 27/02/2018 2,929,741 246,400,000 1.19%
BlackRock International Limited 27/02/2018 128,475 246,400,000 0.05%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 27/02/2018 57,963 246,400,000 0.02%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 27/02/2018 2,181,557 246,400,000 0.89%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 27/02/2018 219,592 246,400,000 0.09%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 27/02/2018 232,380 246,400,000 0.09%
Subtotal 27/02/2018 10,641,933 246,400,000 4.32%

B) Equivalent financial instruments

name date threshold # voting rights denominator % voting rights
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 27/02/2018 299,705 246,400,000 0.12%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 27/02/2018 1,875 246,400,000 0.00%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 27/02/2018 399,120 246,400,000 0.16%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 27/02/2018 86,104 246,400,000 0.03%
Subtotal 27/02/2018 786,804 246,400,000 0.32%

Total A & B

date threshold # voting rights denominator % voting rights
TOTAL 27/02/2018 < 5% 11,428,737 246,400,000 4.64%

The notification can be found here.

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


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