3 January 2020

Regulated Information

Transparency notifications by BlackRock, Inc.

1. Transparency notification from 31 December 2019

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 31 December 2019 that on 30 December 2019 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3% upwards for direct voting rights. In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Blackrock Inc. holds 5.33% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 31 December 2019
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 30 December 2019
  • Threshold of direct voting rights crossed upwards: 3%
  • Notification by: BlackRock, Inc.
  • Denominator: 246,400,000
  • Notification details:

 A) Voting rights

 

Previous notification

After the transaction

Holders of voting rights

# voting rights

# voting rights

% voting rights

BlackRock, Inc.

0

0

0.00%

BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.

25,079

25,079

0.01%

BlackRock (Singapore) Limited

7,981

7,981

0.00%

BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

596,194

644,937

0.26%

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

544,377

591,422

0.24%

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

140,822

140,528

0.06%

BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG

311,219

311,219

0.13%

BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited

1,040

1,038

0.00%

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

14,969

16,047

0.01%

BlackRock Fund Advisors

684,542

2,637,543

1.07%

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

2,162,689

2,655,498

1.08%

BlackRock International Limited

268,200

268,200

0.11%

BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited

81,496

81,496

0.03%

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

1,935,818

2,002,750

0.81%

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

403,859

453,089

0.18%

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

57,918

64,491

0.03%

Subtotal

7,236,203

9,901,318

4.02%

 B) Equivalent financial instruments

Holders of equivalent financial instruments

Type of financial instrument

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

% voting rights

Settlement

BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

Securities Lent

810,291

0.33%

physical

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

Securities Lent

2,270,790

0.92%

physical

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

Securities Lent

23,910

0.01%

physical

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

Securities Lent

125,369

0.05%

physical

Subtotal

 

3,230,360

1.31%

 

 C) Total A & B

 

# voting rights

% voting rights

TOTAL

13,131,678

5.33%

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

The notification can be found here.

 

2. Transparency notification from 30 December 2019

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 30 December 2019 that on 27 December 2019 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3% downwards for direct voting rights. In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Blackrock Inc. held 5.26% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

 

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 30 December 2019
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 27 December 2019
  • Threshold of direct voting rights crossed downwards: 3%
  • Notification by: BlackRock, Inc.
  • Denominator: 246,400,000
  • Notification details:

 A) Voting rights

 

Previous notification

After the transaction

Holders of voting rights

# voting rights

# voting rights

% voting rights

BlackRock, Inc.

0

0

0.00%

BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.

25,079

25,079

0.01%

BlackRock (Singapore) Limited

7,981

7,981

0.00%

BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

800,372

596,194

0.24%

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

545,207

544,377

0.22%

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

140,822

140,822

0.06%

BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG

310,834

311,219

0.13%

BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited

2,053

1,040

0.00%

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

14,969

14,969

0.01%

BlackRock Fund Advisors

676,654

684,542

0.28%

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

2,052,714

2,162,689

0.88%

BlackRock International Limited

268,200

268,200

0.11%

BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited

81,496

81,496

0.03%

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

2,236,732

1,935,818

0.79%

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

424,711

403,859

0.16%

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

67,888

57,918

0.02%

Subtotal

7,655,712

7,236,203

2.94%

 B) Equivalent financial instruments

Holders of equivalent financial instruments

Type of financial instrument

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

% voting rights

Settlement

BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

Securities Lent

812,591

0.33%

physical

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

Securities Lent

47,045

0.02%

physical

BlackRock Fund Advisors

Securities Lent

1,952,955

0.79%

physical

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

Securities Lent

492,809

0.20%

physical

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

Securities Lent

2,275,790

0.92%

physical

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

Securities Lent

23,910

0.01%

physical

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

Securities Lent

125,369

0.05%

physical

Subtotal

 

5,730,469

2.33%

 

 C) Total A & B

 

# voting rights

% voting rights

TOTAL

12,966,672

5.26%

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

The notification can be found here.


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