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Acquisition of own shares

Brussels (Belgium), 9 April 2014 – 18:30 (CET) – regulated information

In application of article 207 of the Royal Decree executing the Companies Code, UCB SA/NV announces that, on 3 April 2014, it sold 180,000 UCB share options, previously purchased in June 2011, to a bank counterparty with strikes and maturity dates as follows:

  • 45,000 options with strike € 28, maturing 16 May 2014
  • 45,000 options with strike € 30, maturing 16 May 2014
  • 45,000 options with strike € 32, maturing 16 May 2014
  • 45,000 options with strike € 34 maturing 16 May 2014

On 3 April 2014, in a related transaction, UCB SA/NV purchased 180,000 UCB shares from the same counterparty OTC for settlement on 8 April 2014 at a price of € 58.0801 per share. The highest independent bid price on Euronext Brussels on 3 April 2014 was € 58.22.

Following these transactions, UCB SA/NV owns, on 8 April 2014, 2,077,336 UCB shares, which represent 1.07% of the total number of shares issued by the company (194,505,658).

An updated overview of the UCB SA/NV large shareholdings is included in the corporate governance charter of UCB SA/NV, which will be published on UCB SA/NV’s website.

For further information

  • Antje Witte, Investor Relations UCB
    T +32.2.559.9414, antje.witte@ucb.com
  • Alexandra Deschner, Investor Relations, UCB
    T +32 2 559 9683, alexandra.deschner@ucb.com
  • France Nivelle, Global Communications UCB
    T +32.2.559.9178, france.nivelle@ucb.com
  • Laurent Schots, Media Relations, UCB
    T +32.2.559.9264, laurent.schots@ucb.com

About UCB

UCB, Brussels, Belgium (www.ucb.com) is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With 8700 people in approximately 40 countries, the company generated revenue of € 3.4 billion in 2013. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB). Follow us on Twitter: @UCB_news

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There is no guarantee that new product candidates in the pipeline will progress to product approval or that new indications for existing products will be developed and approved. Products or potential products which are the subject of partnerships, joint ventures or licensing collaborations may be subject to differences between the partners. Also, UCB or others could discover safety, side effects or manufacturing problems with its products after they are marketed.

Moreover, sales may be impacted by international and domestic trends toward managed care and health care cost containment and the reimbursement policies imposed by third-party payers as well as legislation affecting biopharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement.


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