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IBA - Transparency notification

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, September 02, 2019, 17.35

Summary of the notification

IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA), the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions for the treatment of cancer, announces that it has to issue a transparency notification, in accordance with Article 14, al. 1 of the Transparency Law of May 2, 2007 on disclosure of major holdings, further to the notification received on August 30, 2019.

In its notification, Norges Bank has notified, that following an acquisition of IBA shares with voting rights and a disposal of equivalent financial instruments, its total holding in IBA SA has increased but its holding in equivalent financial instruments has crossed downwards the 3 % threshold on August 29, 2019.

In details, on August 29, 2019, Norges Bank owned (A) 433.756 IBA shares with voting rights (versus 319.866 shares in its previous notification), representing 1,44% of the total number of shares issued by IBA (30 122 528) (versus 1,06% in its previous notification), as well as (B) 817.690 equivalent financial instruments (versus 918.229 in its previous notification) representing 2,71% of the total number of shares issued by IBA (30 122 528) (versus 3,05% in its previous notification).

Content of the notification

Reason for the notification: Acquisition or disposal of financial instruments that are treated as voting securities

Persons subject to the notification requirement: Norges Bank

Date on which the threshold is crossed: 29/08/2019

Threshold crossed (in %): 3%

Denominator: 30 122 528

Notified details: (extract of the received notification form)


A) Voting rights Previous notification After the transaction  
  # of voting rights # of voting rights % of voting rights  
Holders of voting rights   Linked to securities Not linked to the securities Linked to securities Not linked to the securities  
Norges Bank 319.866 433.756   1,44%    
  TOTAL 433.756 0 1,44% 0,00%  
B) Equivalent financial instruments After the transaction
Holder of equivalent financial instruments Type of financial instrument Expiration date Exercise period or date # of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised % of voting rights Settlement
Norges Bank Shares on loan (right to recall)   At any time 817.690 2,71% physical
  TOTAL   817.690 2,71%  
  TOTAL (A & B)     # of voting rights %of voting rights  
        1.251.446 4,15%  

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held

Norges Bank is the central bank of Norway. As part of its central bank activities, Norges Bank manages Norway’s foreign exchange reserves and is responsible for management of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The formal responsibility for management of the GPFG is placed with the Ministry of Finance, but is delegated to Norges Bank. All investments are executed by Norges Bank acting as principal and all holdings are registered in the name of Norges Bank.

For further information, please contact:


Elodie Jaumain
+32 10 203 180


About IBA

IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) is a global medical technology company focused on bringing integrated and innovative solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The company is the worldwide technology leader in the field of proton therapy, considered to be the most advanced form of radiation therapy available today. IBA’s proton therapy solutions are flexible and adaptable, allowing customers to choose from universal full-scale proton therapy centers as well as compact, single room solutions. In addition, IBA also has a radiation dosimetry business and develops particle accelerators for the medical world and industry. Headquartered in Belgium and employing about 1,500 people worldwide, IBA has installed systems across the world.

IBA is listed on the pan-European stock exchange NYSE EURONEXT (IBA:Reuters IBAB.BR and Bloomberg IBAB.BB). More information can be found at: www.iba-worldwide.com