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Transparency notification of Financière de Tubize SA, UCB SA/NV and Schwarz VermögensverwaltungGmbH & Co. KG

Participation on March 19, 2014 (pursuant to Article 6 of the law of May 2, 2007 on the disclosure of large shareholdings).

BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 24, 2014 – 19:00 (CET) – regulated information

Pursuant to Article 14 of the law of May 2, 2007 on the disclosure of large shareholdings, UCB SA/NV announces that it has received a transparency notification from Financière de Tubize SA (Allée de la Recherche 60, 1070 Brussels, Belgium), UCB SA/NV (Allée de la Recherche 60, 1070 Brussels, Belgium) and Schwarz Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & Co. KG (Postraße 7, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany).

Financière de Tubize SA, UCB SA/NV and Schwarz Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & Co. KG have formally notified that, following the recent capital increase of UCB NV/SA of March 13, 2014 due to the conversion of the convertible bond and resulting in an increase of the total number of shares outstanding (see the press release of 19 March 2014 for more information):

(i) the participation of Financière de Tubize SA fell below the 35%-threshold;
(ii) the participation of Financière de Tubize SA together with UCB SA/NV and its subsidiaries diluted below the 40%-threshold; and

the participation of the concert between Financière de Tubize SA and Schwarz Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & Co. KG diluted below the 40%-threshold

A) Voting rights

Previous notification

Notification of March 19, 2014

# voting rights

# voting rights

% voting rights

Holders of voting rights

Linked to securities

Linked to securities

Financière de Tubize SA








UCB Fipar SA












Schwarz Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & Co. KG







B) Assimilated financial instruments

Notification of March 19, 2014

Holders of assimilated financial instruments

Type of financial instrument

Expiry date

Exercise period or –date

# voting rights that may be acquired upon the exercise of the instrument

% voting rights



Various expiry dates from May 16, 2014 up until December 16, 2015

Each day up until the expiry date



TOTAL (voting rights & assimilated financial instruments)

# voting rights

% voting rights



An updated overview of the UCB SA/NV large shareholdings is included in the corporate governance charter of UCB SA/NV, which has been published on March 19, 2014 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

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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