7 January 2020

Regulated Information

Transparency notifications by BlackRock, Inc.

1. Transparency Declaration from 6 January 2020

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 6 January 2020 that on 3 January 2020 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3% upwards for direct voting rights. In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Blackrock Inc. holds 5.24% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

 

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 6 January 2020
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 3 January 2020
  • 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

7,985

7,981

0.00%

BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

603,265

628,600

0.26%

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

530,527

529,360

0.21%

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

140,528

140,528

0.06%

BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG

311,219

313,905

0.13%

BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited

1,038

1,038

0.00%

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

15,033

14,969

0.01%

BlackRock Fund Advisors

690,022

686,788

0.28%

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

2,049,069

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

1,949,895

1,934,488

0.79%

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

415,346

405,856

0.16%

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

57,379

67,213

0.03%

Subtotal

7,146,081

7,760,999

3.15%

 

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

806,768

0.33%

physical

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

Securities Lent

47,045

0.02%

physical

BlackRock Fund Advisors

Securities Lent

1,944,094

0.79%

physical

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

Securities Lent

2,212,439

0.90%

physical

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

Securities Lent

23,910

0.01%

physical

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

Securities Lent

125,369

0.05%

physical

Subtotal

 

5,159,625

2.09%

 

 

C) Total A & B

 

# voting rights

% voting rights

TOTAL

12,920,624

5.24%

 

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

The notification can be found here.

 2. Transparency Declaration from 3 January 2020

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 3 January 2020 that on 2 January 2020 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3% downwards for direct voting rights. In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Blackrock Inc. holds 5.24% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

 

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 3 January 2020
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 2 January 2020
  • 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

7,985

0.00%

BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

644,937

603,265

0.24%

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

591,422

530,527

0.22%

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

140,528

140,528

0.06%

BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG

311,219

311,219

0.13%

BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited

1,038

1,038

0.00%

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

16,047

15,033

0.01%

BlackRock Fund Advisors

2,637,543

690,022

0.28%

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

2,655,498

2,049,069

0.83%

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

2,002,750

1,949,895

0.79%

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

453,089

415,346

0.17%

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

64,491

57,379

0.02%

Subtotal

9,901,318

7,146,081

2.90%

 

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

806,768

0.33%

physical

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

Securities Lent

47,045

0.02%

physical

BlackRock Fund Advisors

Securities Lent

1,944,094

0.79%

physical

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

Securities Lent

606,429

0.25%

physical

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

Securities Lent

2,212,439

0.90%

physical

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

Securities Lent

23,910

0.01%

physical

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

Securities Lent

125,369

0.05%

physical

Subtotal

 

5,766,054

2.34%

 

 

C) Total A & B

 

# voting rights

% voting rights

TOTAL

12,912,135

5.24%

 

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

The notification can be found here.


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