Transparency declaration by BlackRock Inc.: Disposal of voting securities

On 30 April, BlackRock Inc., located at 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055, USA, has notified the FSMA and Umicore that on 24 April 2015 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 4.99% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

namedatethreshold# voting rightsdenominator% voting rights
BlackRock, Inc 24/04/2015   0 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A. 24/04/2015   2,581,172 224,000,000 1.15%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 24/04/2015   61,248 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 24/04/2015   106,522 224,000,000 0.05%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 24/04/2015   118,670 224,000,000 0.05%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 24/04/2015   79864 224,000,000 0.04%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 24/04/2015   232,620 224,000,000 0.10%
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited 24/04/2015   778,446 224,000,000 0.35%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 24/04/2015   1,438 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG 24/04/2015   1,034 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 24/04/2015   3,820 224,000,000 0.00%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 24/04/2015   1,896,356 224,000,000 0.85%
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited 24/04/2015   796,196 224,000,000 0.36%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 24/04/2015   2,894,812 224,000,000 1.29%
BlackRock International Limited 24/04/2015   190,816 224,000,000 0.09%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 24/04/2015   75,544 224,000,000 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 24/04/2015   129,450 224,000,000 0.06%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 24/04/2015   183,452 224,000,000 0.08%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 24/04/2015   268,368 224,000,000 0.12%
BlackRock Life Limited 24/04/2015   740,512 224,000,000 0.33%
iShares (DE) I Investmentaktiengesellschaft mit Teilvermögen 24/04/2015   39,594 224,000,000 0.02%
TOTAL 24/04/2015 < 5.00% 11,179,934 224,000,000 4.99%

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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