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Transparency Notification Of UCB's Reference Shareholders

Brussels, Belgium, October 31, 2008 at 6:00 PM (CET) - press release, regulated information:

Participation as of September 1, 2008 (transitional provision of the law of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of large shareholdings).

Notification by :

Financière de Tubize SA

UCB SA

Schwarz Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & CoKG

KBC Groep NV

Banque Degroof SA

Levimmo SA

Compar Invest SA

Pharmahold SA (Luxemburg Company)

Financière de Tubize and controlled companies

# of voting rights
% of voting rights
Holders of voting rights
Linked to securities
Not linked to the
 securities
Linked to securities
Not linked to the
securities

Financière de Tubize SA

66,370,000
0
36.20%
0.00%

Subtotal

66,370,000
0
36.20%
0.00%

UCB SA/NV

0
0
0.00%
0.00%

UCB FIPAR SA

3,175,478
0
1.73%
0.00%

UCB SCA

12,000
0
0.01%
0.00%

Subtotal

3,187,478
0
1.74%
0.00%

TOTAL

69,557,478
0
37.94%*
0.00%

* Excel automatically rounds figures to two decimal places. This may explain the slight differences in the percentages.

UCB, UCB Fipar and UCB SCA (indirect affiliate of UCB) are controlled by Financière de Tubize.

Financière de Tubize is neither exclusively (in law) nor jointly controlled in the meaning of the Company Code. However, more than 50% of its shareholding is held by:

a)     Baron Daniel Janssen

b)     Financière Eric Janssen SCA, controlled by Mr. Eric and Cyril Janssen

c)     Mrs André Janssen

d)     Barnfin SA, controlled by Mrs Jean van Rijckevorsel

e)     Jonkheer Jean van Rijckevorsel

f)       Altai Invest SA, controlled by Countess Diego du Monceau de Bergendal

who are acting in concert.

Financière de Tubize  has entered into a separate shareholders agreement with each of the following shareholders : (i) Schwarz Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & CoKG, (ii) KBC Bank NV, (iii) Degroof Corporate Finance SA, Imofig SA and Levimmo SA, (iv) Compar Finance SA and (v) Pharmahold SA and Cosylva SA who act in concert in the meaning of article 3, §1, 13° of the law of 2 May 2007.

Schwarz Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & CoKG acting in concert with Financière de Tubize SA

# of voting rights
% of voting rights
Holders of voting rights
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities

Financière de Tubize + controlled companies

69,557,478
0
37.94%
0.00%

Subtotal

69,557,478
0
37.94%*
0.00%

Schwarz Vermögensverwaltung

9,885,618
0
5.39%
0.00%

Subtotal

9,885,618
0
5.39%
0.00%
TOTAL
79,443,096
0
43.33%
0.00%

* Excel automatically rounds figures to two decimal places. This may explain the slight differences in the percentages.

Schwarz Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & CoKG is not controlled.

KBC Bank NV acting in concert with Financière de Tubize SA

# of voting rights
% of voting rights
Holders of voting rights
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities

Financière de Tubize + controlled companies

69,557,478
0
37.93%*
0.00%

Subtotal

69,557,478
0
37.93%
0.00%

KBC Groep NV

0
0
0.00%
0.00%

KBC Bank NV

2,289,318
0
1.25%
0.00%

Subtotal

2,289,318
0
1.25%
0.00%

TOTAL

71,846,796
0
39.18%
0.00%

* Excel automatically rounds figures to two decimal places. This may explain the slight differences in the percentages.

KBC Bank NV is controlled by KBC Groep NV which holds indirectly, via several affiliates (others than KBC Bank NV) 325.640 shares in UCB outside the concert (KBC Verzekering NV [228.634], Fidea NV [78.506], Vitis Life Luxembourg SA [1.000], Data Office [17.500]).

Degroof Corporate Finance SA, Imofig SA and Levimmo SA acting in concert with Financière de Tubize SA

 

# of voting rights
% of voting rights
Holders of voting rights
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities

Financière de Tubize + controlled companies

69,557,478
0
37.93%*
0.00%

Subtotal

69,557,478
0
37.93%
0.00%

Banque Degroof SA

0
0
0.00%
0.00%

Degroof Corporate Finance SA

450,000
0
0.25%
0.00%

Subtotal

450,000
0
0.25%
0.00%

Banque Degroof SA

0
0
0.00%
0.00%

Imofig SA

219,230
0
0.12%
0.00%

Subtotal

219,230
0
0.12%
0.00%

Levimmo SA

1,230,770
0
0.67%
0.00%

Subtotal

1,230,770
0
0.67%
0.00%

TOTAL

71,457,478
0
38.97%
0.00%

* Excel automatically rounds figures to two decimal places. This may explain the slight differences in the percentages.

Degroof Corporate Finance SA and Imofig SA are controlled by Banque Degroof SA. Levimmo is not controlled.

Compar finance SA acting in concert with financière de Tubize SA

# of voting rights
% of voting rights
Holders of voting rights
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities

Financière de Tubize + controlled companies

69,557,478
0
37.93%*
0.00%

Subtotal

69,557,478
0
37.93%
0.00%

Compar Invest

0
0
0.00%
0.00%

Compar Finance

1,900,000
0
1.04%
0.00%

Subtotal

1,900,000
0
1.04%
0.00%

TOTAL

71,457,478
0
38.97%
0.00%

* Excel automatically rounds figures to two decimal places. This may explain the slight differences in the percentages.

Compar Finance SA holds 165.830 UCB shares outside the concert. It is controlled by Compar Invest SA (luxemburg company) which, itself, is not controlled.

Pharmahold SA and Cosylva SA acting in concert with Financière de Tubize SA

# of voting rights
% of voting rights
Holders of voting rights
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities

Financière de Tubize + controlled companies

69,557,478
0
37.93%*
0.00%

Subtotal

69,557,478
0
37.93%
0.00%

Pharmahold

1,900,000
0
1.04%
0.00%

Cosylva

1,900,000
0
1.04%
0.00%

Subtotal

3,800,000
0
2.07%
0.00%

TOTAL

73,357,478
0
40.01%
0.00%

* Excel automatically rounds figures to two decimal places. This may explain the slight differences in the percentages.

Pharmahold SA and Colsylva SA hold together 1.100.000 UCB shares outside the concert. Cosylva SA is controlled by Pharmahold which, itself, is not controlled.

Total of the concerts

# of voting rights
% of voting rights
Holders of voting rights
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities

Financière de Tubize

66,370,000
0
36.20%
0.00%

UCB SA/NV

0
0
0.00%
0.00%

UCB FIPAR SA

3,175,478
0
1.73%
0.00%

UCB SCA

12,000
0
0.01%
0.00%

Subtotal

69,557,478
0
37.93%*
0.00%

Schwarz Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & Co KG

9,885,618
0
5.39%
0.00%

Subtotal

9,885,618
0
5.39%
0.00%

KBC Groep NV

0
0
0.00%
0.00%

KBC Bank NV

2,289,318
0
1.25%
0.00%

Subtotal

2,289,318
0
1.25%
0.00%

Banque Degroof

0
0
0.00%
0.00%

Degroof Corporate Finance

450,000
0
0.25%
0.00%

Imofig SA

219,230
0
0.12%
0.00%

Subtotal

669,230
0
0.36%
0.00%

Levimmo SA

1,230,770
0
0.67%
0.00%

Subtotal

1,230,770
0
0.67%
0.00%

Compar Invest

0
0
0.00%
0.00%

Compar Finance

1,900,000
0
1.04%
0.00%

Subtotal

1,900,000
0
1.04%
0.00%

Pharmahold

1,900,000
0
1.04%
0.00%

Cosylva

1,900,000
0
1.04%
0.00%

Subtotal

3,800,000
0
2.07%
0.00%

TOTAL

89,332,414
0
48.72%
0.00%

* Excel automatically rounds figures to two decimal places. This may explain the slight differences in the percentages.

Shares held outside the concert

# of voting rights
% of voting rights
Holders of voting rights
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities
Linked to securities
Not linked to the securities

KBC Groep (via affiliates other than KBC Bank NV)

325,640
0
0.18%
0.00%

Subtotal

325,640
0
0.18%
0.00%

Compar Finance

165,830
0
0.09%
0.00%

Subtotal

165,830
0
0.09%
0.00%

Pharmahold

1,100,000
0
0.60%
0.00%

Cosylva

1,100,000
0
0.60%
0.00%

Subtotal

2,200,000
0
1.20%
0.00%

TOTAL

2,691,470
0
1.47%
0.00%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOTAL OF THE CONCERTS + TOTAL OF THE SHARES HELD OUTSIDE THE CONCERT
92,023,884
0
50.19%
0.00%

Additional information

Convertible obligations and rights to subscribe to un-issued financial instruments treated as voting rights

Holder

Type of financial instrument

End date
(DD/MM/YYYY)
Date or period of exercise or of conversion
Number
# of voting rights that can be acquired in case of exercise or of conversion of the instrument

Financière de Tubize

Defensive warrants

23/04/2013
 
30,000,000
30,000,000

Employees of UCB

warrants

31/05/2009
32,700
32,700

Employees of UCB

warrants

28/02/2010
53,900
53,900

Employees of UCB

warrants

31/05/2012
54,700
54,700

Employees of UCB

warrants

28/02/2013
67,700
67,700

About UCB

UCB, Brussels, Belgium (www.ucb-group.com) is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and commercialisation of innovative medicines focused on central nervous system and immunology disorders. Employing more than 10,000 people in over 40 countries, UCB achieved revenues of 3.6 billion euro in 2007. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB).


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