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Umicore: Transparency notification by BlackRock, Inc.

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 24 December 2019 that on 23 December 2019 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3% upwards for direct voting rights. In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Blackrock Inc. holds 5.33% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 24 December 2019
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 23 December 2019
  • Threshold of direct voting rights crossed upwards: 3%
  • 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. 25,079 25,079 0.01%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 7,981 7,981 0.00%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 842,001 800,372 0.32%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 545,102 545,207 0.22%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 109,593 140,822 0.06%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 307,858 310,834 0.13%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 1,038 2,053 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 14,969 14,969 0.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 594,524 676,654 0.27%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 1,789,202 2,052,714 0.83%
BlackRock International Limited 268,200 268,200 0.11%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 81,496 81,496 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 2,204,408 2,236,732 0.91%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 408,432 424,711 0.17%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 53,926 67,888 0.03%
Subtotal 7,253,809 7,655,712 3.11%

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 715,818 0.29% physical
BlackRock Advisors, LLC Securities Lent 47,045 0.02% physical
BlackRock Fund Advisors Securities Lent 1,952,955 0.79% physical
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association Securities Lent 602,784 0.24% physical
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent 2,004,839 0.81% physical
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC Securities Lent 23,910 0.01% physical
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. Securities Lent 125,369 0.05% physical
Subtotal   5,472,720 2.22%  

C) Total A & B

  # voting rights % voting rights
TOTAL 13,128,432 5.33%

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

The notification can be found here.

This press release is available on Umicore’s website.

For more information

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Evelien Goovaerts +32 2 227 78 38                                         evelien.goovaerts@umicore.com

Eva Behaeghe +32 2 227 70 68                                              eva.behaeghe@umicore.com

Aurélie Bultynck +32 2 227 74 34                                           aurelie.bultynck@umicore.com