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Transparency notification BlackRock, Inc.

  • Notification referring to situation on 15 July 2019
  • Threshold crossed: 5%
  • Latest holding: 4.94 %

Brussels (Belgium), 19 July 2019 – 20:00 (CEST) – regulated information

1.  Summary of the notification

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 a transparency notification from BlackRock, Inc. (having its registered office at 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.), dated 16 July 2019.

BlackRock, Inc., has notified that, following a disposal of UCB shares with voting rights and a disposal of equivalent financial instruments by its affiliates, its total holding in UCB SA/NV has decreased and has crossed downwards the 5% threshold on 15 July 2019. 

On 15 July 2019, BlackRock, Inc. (taking into account the holding of its affiliates) Inc. owned 9 226 634 UCB shares with voting rights (versus 9 427 928 shares in its previous notification), representing 4.74% of the total number of shares issued by the company (194 505 658) (versus 4.85% in its previous notification), as well as 387 864 equivalent financial instruments (versus 405 740 in its previous notification) representing 0.20% of the total number of shares issued by the company (versus 0.21% in its previous notification). 

2.  Content of the notification

  • Reason for the notification: Acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights. 
  • Notification by: A parent undertaking or a controlling person.
  • Persons subject to the notification requirement:


  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 15 July 2019.
  • Threshold crossed (in %): 5%
  • Denominator: 194 505 658.
  • Notified details:




  • Chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held:

    Please see the full chain of control in the ‘Chain of Control’ tab.

    • Additional information

    The disclosure obligation arose due to total holdings for BlackRock, Inc. going below 5%. 

    3.  Further information

    This press release and the detailed transparency notification 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.

    Investor Relations
    Antje Witte          
    Investor Relations, UCB
    T +32.2.559.94.14

    Isabelle Ghellynck,
    Investor Relations, UCB

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