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Umicore - Transparency notifications by BlackRock, Inc.

  1. Transparency Notification from 16 January

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 16 January 2020 that on 15 January 2020 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3% upwards for direct voting rights. In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Blackrock Inc. holds 5.31% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 16 January 2020
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 15 January 2020
  • 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 773,279 852,082 0.35%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 528,742 528,742 0.21%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 140,528 140,528 0.06%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 322,977 320,247 0.13%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 1,273 1,038 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 14,714 14,714 0.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 771,195 908,258 0.37%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 2,674,512 2,674,512 1.09%
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 678,530 1,681,826 0.68%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 404,507 404,073 0.16%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 143,299 168,371 0.07%
Subtotal 6,836,312 8,077,147 3.28%

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 659,170 0.27% physical
BlackRock Advisors, LLC Securities Lent 47,663 0.02% physical
BlackRock Fund Advisors Securities Lent 1,723,821 0.70% physical
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent 2,427,123 0.99% physical
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC Securities Lent 26,816 0.01% physical
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. Securities Lent 130,838 0.05% physical
Subtotal   5,015,431 2.04%  

C) Total A & B

  # voting rights % voting rights
TOTAL 13,092,578 5.31%

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

The notification can be found here.

  1. Transparency Notification from 15 January

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 15 January 2020 that on 14 January 2020 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3% downwards for direct voting rights. In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Blackrock Inc. holds 5.27% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 15 January 2020
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 14 January 2020
  • Threshold of direct voting rights crossed downwards: 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 628,600 773,279 0.31%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 529,360 528,742 0.21%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 140,528 140,528 0.06%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 313,905 322,977 0.13%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 1,038 1,273 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 14,969 14,714 0.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 686,788 771,195 0.31%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 2,655,498 2,674,512 1.09%
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 1,934,488 678,530 0.28%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 405,856 404,507 0.16%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 67,213 143,299 0.06%
Subtotal 7,760,999 6,836,312 2.77%

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 660,948 0.27% physical
BlackRock Advisors, LLC Securities Lent 47,663 0.02% physical
BlackRock Fund Advisors Securities Lent 1,862,863 0.76% physical
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent 3,431,240 1.39% physical
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC Securities Lent 26,816 0.01% physical
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. Securities Lent 130,838 0.05% physical
Subtotal   6,160,368 2.50%  

C) Total A & B

  # voting rights % voting rights
TOTAL 12,996,680 5.27%

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

The notification can be found here.

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Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling group. It focuses on application areas where its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference. Its activities are organised in three business groups: Catalysis, Energy & Surface Technologies and Recycling. Each business group is divided into market-focused business units offering materials and solutions that are at the cutting edge of new technological developments and essential to everyday life.                                                            
Umicore generates the majority of its revenues and dedicates most of its R&D efforts to clean mobility materials and recycling. Umicore’s overriding goal of sustainable value creation is based on an ambition to develop, produce and recycle materials in a way that fulfils its mission: materials for a better life.
Umicore’s industrial and commercial operations as well as R&D activities are located across the world to best serve its global customer base. The Group generated revenues (excluding metal) of € 1.6 billion (turnover of € 7.6 billion) in the first half of 2019 and currently employs 10,700 people.