Transparency notifications BlackRock, Inc.

(PresseBox) ( Brussels (Belgium), )

Notifications referring to situation on 6,7 and 8 August 2019
Threshold crossed: 5%
Latest holding: 5.03% 


1.  Summary of the notifications

Pursuant to Article 14 of the law of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of large shareholdings, UCB SA/NV announces that it has received 3 transparency notifications from BlackRock, Inc. (having its registered office at 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.), dated 7, 8 and 9 August 2019 respectively.

In the first notification, BlackRock, Inc., has notified that, following a disposal of UCB shares with voting rights by its affiliates, its holding of UCB shares with voting rights has decreased and has crossed downwards the 5% threshold on 6 August 2019. 

On 6 August 2019, BlackRock, Inc. (taking into account the holding of its affiliates) Inc. owned 9 591 374 UCB shares with voting rights (versus 9 830 066 in its previous notification), representing 4.93% of the total number of shares issued by the company (194 505 658) (versus 5.05% in its previous notification), as well as 231 383 equivalent financial instruments (versus 199 838 in its previous notification) representing 0.12% of the total number of shares issued by the company (versus 0.10% in its previous notification). 

In the second notification, BlackRock, Inc., has notified that, following an acquisition of UCB shares with voting rights by its affiliates, its holding of UCB shares with voting rights has increased and has crossed the 5% threshold on 7 August 2019. 

On 7 August 2019, BlackRock, Inc. (taking into account the holding of its affiliates) owned 9 767 505 UCB shares with voting rights, representing 5.02% of the total number of shares issued by the company, as well as 267 298 equivalent financial instruments, representing 0.14% of the total number of shares issued by the company.

In the third notification, BlackRock, Inc., has notified that, following a disposal of UCB shares with voting rights by its affiliates, its holding of UCB shares with voting rights has decreased and has crossed downwards the 5% threshold on 8 August 2019. 

On 8 August 2019, BlackRock, Inc. (taking into account the holding of its affiliates) owned 9 484 078 UCB shares with voting rights, representing 4.88% of the total number of shares issued by the company, as well as 298 071 equivalent financial instruments, representing 0.15% of the total number of shares issued by the company.

2.  Further information 

This press release and the detailed transparency notifications are available on UCB SA/NV’s website via the following link.

An updated overview of the UCB SA/NV large shareholdings will be available on UCB SA/NV’s website via the following link.
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