11 December 2017

Regulated Information

Transparency notification by Vanguard International Growth Fund: Acquisition of voting securities

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings Vanguard International Growth Fund has notified the FSMA and Umicore on 6 December 2017 that on 1 December 2017 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3%, holding 3.02% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

name date threshold # voting rights denominator % voting rights
Vanguard International Growth Fund 01/12/2017 6,775,231 224,000,000 3.02%
TOTAL 01/12/2017 > 3.00% 6,775,231 224,000,000 3.02%

The notification can be found here.

The chain of control has been described as follow:

The Vanguard International Growth Fund is comprised of different shareholders and no individual shareholder controls the fund.