In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 7 January 2019 that on 4 January 2019 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 5.02% of Umicore's shares and voting rights, including equivalent financial instruments.

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 7 January 2019
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 4 January 2019
  • Threshold of direct voting rights crossed: 5%
  • 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. 32,317 32,158 0.01%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 14,124 11,329 0.00%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 1,192,017 290,036 0.12%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 335,625 410,710 0.17%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 103,655 2,131 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 363,285 337,199 0.14%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 1,133 1,752 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 31,431 16,790 0.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 2,818,638 2,781,071 1.13%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 2,929,741 2,859,156 1.16%
BlackRock International Limited 128,475 111,369 0.05%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 57,963 60,565 0.02%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 2,181,557 866,816 0.35%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 219,592 424,402 0.17%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 232,380 150,647 0.06%
Subtotal 10,641,933 8,356,131 3.39%

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 1,047,772 0.43%  physical
BlackRock Advisors, LLC Securities Lent 8,256 0.00% physical
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited Securities Lent 116,424 0.05% physical
BlackRock Fund Advisors Securities Lent 16,609 0.01% physical
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association Securities Lent 26,085 0.01% physical
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent 2,725,468 1.11% physical
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. Securities Lent 52,000 0.02% physical
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association Contract For Difference 16,464 0.01% cash
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC Depositary Receipt 26 0.00%  
Subtotal   4,009,104 1.63%  


Total A & B

  # voting rights % voting rights
TOTAL 12,365,235 5.02%


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

This press release is available on Umicore’s website. The notification can be found here.

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

 

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