20 January 2020

Regulated Information

Transparency notifications by BlackRock, Inc.

  1. Transparency Notification from 16 January

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 16 January 2020 that on 15 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 5.31% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

 

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 16 January 2020
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 15 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

7,981

7,981

0.00%

BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

773,279

852,082

0.35%

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

528,742

528,742

0.21%

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

140,528

140,528

0.06%

BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG

322,977

320,247

0.13%

BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited

1,273

1,038

0.00%

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

14,714

14,714

0.01%

BlackRock Fund Advisors

771,195

908,258

0.37%

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

2,674,512

2,674,512

1.09%

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

678,530

1,681,826

0.68%

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

404,507

404,073

0.16%

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

143,299

168,371

0.07%

Subtotal

6,836,312

8,077,147

3.28%

 

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

659,170

0.27%

physical

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

Securities Lent

47,663

0.02%

physical

BlackRock Fund Advisors

Securities Lent

1,723,821

0.70%

physical

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

Securities Lent

2,427,123

0.99%

physical

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

Securities Lent

26,816

0.01%

physical

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

Securities Lent

130,838

0.05%

physical

Subtotal

 

5,015,431

2.04%

 

C) Total A & B

 

# voting rights

% voting rights

TOTAL

13,092,578

5.31%

 

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

The notification can be found here.

 

  1. Transparency Notification from 15 January

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 15 January 2020 that on 14 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 5.27% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

 

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 15 January 2020
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 14 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

7,981

0.00%

BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

628,600

773,279

0.31%

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

529,360

528,742

0.21%

BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

140,528

140,528

0.06%

BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG

313,905

322,977

0.13%

BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited

1,038

1,273

0.00%

BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.

14,969

14,714

0.01%

BlackRock Fund Advisors

686,788

771,195

0.31%

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

2,655,498

2,674,512

1.09%

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

1,934,488

678,530

0.28%

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

405,856

404,507

0.16%

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

67,213

143,299

0.06%

Subtotal

7,760,999

6,836,312

2.77%

 

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

660,948

0.27%

physical

BlackRock Advisors, LLC

Securities Lent

47,663

0.02%

physical

BlackRock Fund Advisors

Securities Lent

1,862,863

0.76%

physical

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

Securities Lent

3,431,240

1.39%

physical

BlackRock Investment Management, LLC

Securities Lent

26,816

0.01%

physical

BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.

Securities Lent

130,838

0.05%

physical

Subtotal

 

6,160,368

2.50%

 

C) Total A & B

 

# voting rights

% voting rights

TOTAL

12,996,680

5.27%

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

The notification can be found here.


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