Acquisition of own shares
BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 22, 2012 - 7.30 p.m. (CET) - regulated information -
In application of art. 207 of the Royal Decree executing the Company Code, UCB SA/NV makes public that it has acquired 1,000,000 UCB shares on March 15, 2012 OTC at a price of € 32.8669 per share. The highest Brussels stock exchange price on March 15, 2012 was € 33.08. In addition, UCB SA/NV has acquired 10,600 UCB shares on the Brussels stock exchange on the date and at the price indicated hereunder:
As a consequence, the new weighted average number of ordinary UCB shares (used to calculate the earnings per share of the company) as of today is 176,4 million versus 178,5 million as reported on March 2, 2012.
 Please also refer to UCB SA/NV’s press release of March 20, 2012.
 Weighted average number of ordinary shares: The number of ordinary shares outstanding at the beginning of the period, adjusted by the number of shares bought back or issued during the period, multiplied by a time-weighting factor.
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