1. Transparency notification from 26 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 30 March 2020 that on 26 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: 30 March 2020
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 26 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 notificationAfter the transaction
Holders of voting rights# voting rights# voting rights% voting rights
BlackRock, Inc.000.00%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.25,07925,0790.01%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited5,4345,4340.00%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited831,475756,3900.31%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC269,428225,7820.09%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited139,486139,5080.06%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG295,117296,4330.12%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited1,5161,6190.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.15,09915,0990.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors2,663,8752,657,7191.08%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association2,697,1222,697,1221.09%
BlackRock International Limited119,29588,3830.04%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited83,39884,0560.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited1,286,3631,258,7800.51%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC435,103440,9080.18%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.90,11357,8930.02%
Subtotal8,958,9038,750,2053.55%

B) Equivalent financial instruments

Holders of equivalent financial instrumentsType of financial instrument# voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised% voting rightsSettlement
BlackRock Advisors (UK) LimitedSecurities Lent999,9980.41%physical
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) LimitedSecurities Lent2,408,7640.98%physical
BlackRock Investment Management, LLCSecurities Lent8,1060.00%physical
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.Securities Lent110,5850.04%physical
Subtotal 3,527,4531.43% 

C) Total A & B

 # voting rights% voting rights
TOTAL12,277,6584.98%

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

The notification can be found here.


  1. Transparency notification from 25 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 27 March 2020 that on 25 March 2020 it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5% upwards.

In total (direct voting rights + equivalent financial instruments) Blackrock Inc. holds 5.12% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

Notification details:

  • Date of notification: 27 March 2020
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 25 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 notificationAfter the transaction
Holders of voting rights# voting rights# voting rights% voting rights
BlackRock, Inc.000.00%
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.25,07925,0790.01%
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited5,4345,4340.00%
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited687,125831,4750.34%
BlackRock Advisors, LLC269,428269,4280.11%
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited139,486139,4860.06%
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG284,128295,1170.12%
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited1,6192,5160.00%
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.14,71415,0990.01%
BlackRock Fund Advisors2,663,3102,663,8751.08%
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association2,697,2262,697,1221.09%
BlackRock International Limited119,132119,2950.05%
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited82,82283,3980.03%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited1,076,9441,286,3630.52%
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC438,531435,1030.18%
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.103,94790,1130.04%
Subtotal8,608,9258,958,9033.64%

B) Equivalent financial instruments

Holders of equivalent financial instrumentsType of financial instrument# voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised% voting rightsSettlement
BlackRock Advisors (UK) LimitedSecurities Lent1,001,2690.41%physical
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) LimitedSecurities Lent2,543,3461.03%physical
BlackRock Investment Management, LLCSecurities Lent13,8430.01%physical
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.Securities Lent110,5850.04%physical
Subtotal 3,669,0431.49% 

C) Total A & B

 # voting rights% voting rights
TOTAL12,627,9465.12%

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

The notification can be found here.


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

About Umicore

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 in 2019 revenues (excluding metal) of € 3.4 billion (turnover of € 17.5 billion) and currently employs 11,152 people.