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Umicore - Transparency notifications by BlackRock, Inc.

  1. Transparency notification from 24 March 2020

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 26 March 2020 that on 24 March 2020 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5% downwards.

In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Blackrock Inc. holds 4.98% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 26 March 2020
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 24 March 2020
  • Threshold of direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments crossed downwards: 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. 25,079 25,079 0.01%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 5,434 5,434 0.00%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 920,843 687,125 0.28%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 274,946 269,428 0.11%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 736 139,486 0.06%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 273,448 284,128 0.12%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 1,619 1,619 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 14,714 14,714 0.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 2,649,741 2,663,310 1.08%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 2,690,579 2,697,226 1.09%
BlackRock International Limited 120,595 119,132 0.05%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 78,532 82,822 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 978,085 1,076,944 0.44%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 446,213 438,531 0.18%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 32,697 103,947 0.04%
Subtotal 8,513,261 8,608,925 3.49%

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 1,001,269 0.41% physical
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent 2,543,346 1.03% physical
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC Securities Lent 13,843 0.01% physical
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. Securities Lent 110,585 0.04% physical
Subtotal   3,669,043 1.49%  

C) Total A & B

  # voting rights % voting rights
TOTAL 12,277,968 4.98%

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

The notification can be found here.


  1. Transparency notification from 20 March 2020 

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 23 March 2020 that on 20 March 2020 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5% upwards.

In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Blackrock Inc. holds 5.06% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 23 March 2020
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 20 March 2020
  • Threshold of direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments crossed upwards: 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. 25,079 25,079 0.01%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 5,434 5,434 0.00%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 599,316 920,843 0.37%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 274,946 274,946 0.11%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 736 736 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 273,756 273,448 0.11%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 1,619 1,619 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 14,714 14,714 0.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 2,648,420 2,649,741 1.08%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 2,681,938 2,690,579 1.09%
BlackRock International Limited 120,595 120,595 0.05%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 78,532 78,532 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 980,183 978,085 0.40%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 447,433 446,213 0.18%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 36,468 32,697 0.01%
Subtotal 8,189,169 8,513,261 3.46%

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 1,072,405 0.44% physical
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited Securities Lent 138,693 0.06% physical
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent 2,609,752 1.06% physical
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC Securities Lent 13,843 0.01% physical
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. Securities Lent 110,585 0.04% physical
Subtotal   3,945,278 1.60%  

C) Total A & B

  # voting rights % voting rights
TOTAL 12,458,539 5.06%

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

The notification can be found here.


  1. Transparency notification from 19 March 2020 

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 23 March 2020 that on 19 March 2020 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5% downwards.

In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Blackrock Inc. holds 4.94% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 23 March 2020
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 19 March 2020
  • Threshold of direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments crossed downwards: 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. 25,079 25,079 0.01%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 5,434 5,434 0.00%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 644,288 599,316 0.24%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 274,946 274,946 0.11%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 736 736 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 273,756 273,756 0.11%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 1,282 1,619 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 17,636 14,714 0.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 2,646,598 2,648,420 1.07%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 2,681,938 2,681,938 1.09%
BlackRock International Limited 120,666 120,595 0.05%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 78,532 78,532 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 1,281,537 980,183 0.40%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 457,348 447,433 0.18%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 31,511 36,468 0.01%
Subtotal 8,541,287 8,189,169 3.32%

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 1,076,120 0.44% physical
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited Securities Lent 138,693 0.06% physical
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent 2,649,609 1.08% physical
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC Securities Lent 13,843 0.01% physical
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. Securities Lent 110,585 0.04% physical
Subtotal   3.988.850 1.62%  

C) Total A & B

  # voting rights % voting rights
TOTAL 12,178,019 4.94%

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

The notification can be found here.


  1. Transparency notification from 18 March 2020 

In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 23 March 2020 that on 18 March 2020 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5% upwards.

In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Blackrock Inc. holds 5.01% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 23 March 2020
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 18 March 2020
  • Threshold of direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments crossed upwards: 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. 25,079 25,079 0.01%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 5,434 5,434 0.00%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 411,473 644,288 0.26%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 274,946 274,946 0.11%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 736 736 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 273,756 273,756 0.11%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 1,038 1,282 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 17,366 17,636 0.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 2,648,161 2,646,598 1.07%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 2,681,938 2,681,938 1.09%
BlackRock International Limited 120,666 120,666 0.05%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 78,532 78,532 0.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 1,068,567 1,281,537 0.52%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 465,826 457,348 0.19%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 53,025 31,511 0.01%
Subtotal 8,126,543 8,541,287 3.47%

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 1,076,385 0.44% physical
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited Securities Lent 138,693 0.06% physical
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent 2,469,324 1.00% physical
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC Securities Lent 13,843 0.01% physical
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. Securities Lent 110,585 0.04% physical
Subtotal   3,808,830 1.55%  

C) Total A & B

  # voting rights % voting rights
TOTAL 12,350,117 5.01%

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

The notification can be found here.


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