15 February 2019

Regulated Information

Transparency notification by Norges Bank

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings Norges Bank has notified Umicore on 13 February 2019 that on 12 February 2019 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3% downwards for direct voting rights. In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Norges Bank holds 3% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 13 February 2019
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 12 February 2019
  • Threshold of direct voting rights crossed downwards: 3%
  • Notification by: Norges Bank
  • Denominator: 246,400,000
  • Notification details:

 A) Voting rights

 

Previous notification

After the transaction

Holders of voting rights

# voting rights

# voting rights

% voting rights

Norges Bank

7,663,845

4,725,996

1.92%

Subtotal

 

4,725,996

1.92%

 

B) Equivalent financial instruments

Holders of equivalent financial instruments

Type of financial instrument

Exercise date or period

# voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised

% voting rights

Settlement

Norges Bank

Shares on Loan (Right to Recall)

At any time

2,676,646

1.09%

physical

Subtotal

 

 

2,676,646

1.09%

 

 C) Total (A & B)

 

# voting rights

% voting rights

TOTAL

7,402,642

3.00%

 

  • Chain of control: Norges Bank is the central bank of Norway. As part of its central bank activities, Norges Bank manages Norway's foreign exchange reserves and is responsible for management of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The formal responsibility for management of the GPFG is placed with the Ministry of Finance, but is delegated to Norges Bank. All investments are executed by Norges Bank acting as principal and all holdings are registered in the name of Norges Bank.

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


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