Transparency declaration by BlackRock Inc.: Acquisition of voting securities

On 11 May, BlackRock Inc., located at 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055, USA, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 7 May 2015 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 5.01% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

namedatethreshold# voting rightsdenominator% voting rights
BlackRock, Inc 07/05/2015   0 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A. 07/05/2015   2,650,144 224,000,000 1.18%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 07/05/2015   61,248 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 07/05/2015   106,522 224,000,000 0.05%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 07/05/2015   123,248 224,000,000 0.06%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 07/05/2015   80,136 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 07/05/2015   233,538 224,000,000 0.10%
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited 07/05/2015   761,834 224,000,000 0.34%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 07/05/2015   1,438 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG 07/05/2015   1,034 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 07/05/2015   11,158 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 07/05/2015   1,871,308 224,000,000 0.84%
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited 07/05/2015   834,614 224,000,000 0.37%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 07/05/2015   2,863,230 224,000,000 1.28%
BlackRock International Limited 07/05/2015   190,816 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 07/05/2015   75,544 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 07/05/2015   130,302 224,000,000 0.06%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 07/05/2015   178,848 224,000,000 0.08%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 07/05/2015   268,368 224,000,000 0.12%
BlackRock Life Limited 07/05/2015   738,084 224,000,000 0.33%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 07/05/2015   2,846 224,000,000 0.00%
iShares (DE) I Investmentaktiengesellschaft mit Teilvermögen 07/05/2015   39,810 224,000,000 0.02%
TOTAL 07/05/2015 > 5.00% 11,224,070 224,000,000 5.01%

The declaration can be found here.

The chain of control has been described as follows:

BlackRock, Inc. is the ultimate controller but the legal entities detailed in section 10 above are the discretionary Investment Managers who holds the shares and exercise the voting rights.


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