22 March 2019

Regulated Information

Notice of ordinary and special shareholders’ meetings - Announcement of a change to the Board

Umicore invites its shareholders to the ordinary and special shareholders’ meetings which will be held on Thursday 25 April 2019 at 17:00 at its registered office in Brussels.

Please click the following link for more details regarding the agenda, the admission conditions and voting modes for these shareholders’ meetings:



Umicore also announces a change to its Board of Directors to be approved by the next ordinary shareholders’ meeting.

The Board of Directors has decided to propose the appointment of Laurent Raets as a new Board member, to replace Colin Hall who will not seek re-election. Laurent Raets, 39 and of Belgian nationality, is Deputy Head of Investments at Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) which he joined in 2006. Laurent began his career in 2002 as an M&A consultant at Deloitte Corporate Finance where he was involved in buy and sell mandates, due diligence and valuation assignments. He holds a Commercial Engineering degree from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. He is censor of the board of directors of Imerys, France.

Commenting on the move, Thomas Leysen, Chairman of the Board, said: “I would like to thank Colin Hall for his engagement and contribution to the Board of Directors and its Audit Committee since 2016. I will miss Colin’s financial and investment insights and I am sure that Laurent Raets, as his close colleague, will provide a perfect replacement with his appointment, which is subject to shareholders approval on 25 April. On behalf of the Board, I would like to express our thanks and good wishes to Colin and to extend a warm welcome to Laurent.”