In accordance with article 14, § 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings BlackRock, Inc. has notified Umicore on 20 March 2019 that on 19 March 2019 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 3% upwards for equivalent financial instruments. In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Blackrock Inc. holds 6.43% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.


Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 20 March 2019
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 19 March 2019
  • Threshold of equivalent financial instruments crossed: 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. 32,158 32,158 0.01%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 11,329 11,329 0.00%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 290,036 214,617 0.09%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 410,710 732,838 0.30%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 2,131 3,553 0.00%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 337,199 51,471 0.02%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 1,752 1,752 0.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 16,790 16,049 0.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 2,781,071 2,705,326 1.10%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 2,859,156 2,734,067 1.11%
BlackRock International Limited 111,369 292,572 0.12%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 60,565 57,482 0.02%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 866,816 653,521 0.27%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 424,402 320,446 0.13%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 150,647 122,222 0.05%
Subtotal 8,356,131 7,949,403 3.23%


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 1,065,300 0.43%  physical
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited Securities Lent 116,424 0.05% physical
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG Securities Lent 249,000 0.10% physical
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association Securities Lent 160,498 0.07% physical
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent 6,179,364 2.51% physical
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. Securities Lent 115,888 0.05% physical
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association Contract For Difference 2,920 0.00% cash
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC Depositary Receipt 24 0.00%  
Subtotal   7,889,418 3.20%  


Total A & B

  # voting rights % voting rights
TOTAL 15,838,821 6.43%


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

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