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Transparency notification of KBC Groep NV, KBC Bank NV, Compar Invest SA, Compar Finance SA, Banque Degroof SA, Degroof Corporate Finance SA, Imofig SA, Levimmo SA and Financière de Tubize SA, UCB SCA and UCB SA/NV

Participation on 23 August, 2011 (according to Article 14 of the law of May 2, 2007 on the disclosure of large shareholdings).

Brussels (Belgium), September 9, 2011 18.00 PM CET - regulated information – KBC Groep NV and KBC Bank NV, having their registered offices at Havenlaan 2, 1080 Brussels, Compar Invest SA, having its registered office Boulevard Grand Duchesse Charlotte 67, 1331 Luxemburg, Compar Finance SA, having its registered office rue Royale 97, 1000 Brussels, Banque Degroof SA, having its registered office rue de l’Industrie 44, 1040 Brussels, Degroof Corporate Finance SA, Imofig SA, Levimmo SA, having their registered offices rue Guimard 18, 1040 Brussels, Financière de Tubize SA and UCB SA/NV, both having their registered offices at Allée de la Recherche 60, 1070 Brussels, and UCB SCA having its registered office rue Eugène Ruppert 12, 2453 Luxemburg, notified that:

1. As a result of a sale of shares of UCB SA from KBC Groep NV and KBC Bank NV to UCB SA, Financière de Tubize SA, UCB SA, UCB SCA, UCB Fipar SA, KBC Groep NV and KBC Bank NV crossed a threshold for notification and are currently holding 74.217.759 shares (on a total number of 183.365.052) or 40.48% of UCB’s share capital or taking into account the 800.000 options previously purchased by UCB SA, 75.017.759 voting rights or 40.91% of the voting rights.

2. As a result of a sale of shares of UCB SA from Schwarz Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & Co KG to UCB SA, Financière de Tubize SA, UCB SA, UCB SCA, UCB Fipar SA, Compar Invest SA and Compar Finance SA crossed a threshold for notification and are currently holding 75.003.500 shares (on a total number of 183.365.052) or 40.90% of UCB’s share capital or taking into account the 800.000 options previously purchased by UCB SA, 75.803.500 voting rights or 41.34% of the voting rights.

3. As a result of a sale of shares of UCB SA from Schwarz Vermögensverwaltung GmbH & Co KG to UCB SA, Financière de Tubize SA, UCB SA, UCB SCA, UCB Fipar SA, Banque Degroof SA, Degroof Corporate Finance SA, Imofig SA and Levimmo SA crossed a threshold for notification and are currently holding 75.003.500 shares (on a total number of 183.365.052) or 40.90% of UCB’s share capital (or taking into account the 800.000 options previously purchased by UCB SA, 75.803.500 voting rights or 41.34% of the voting rights.

Please also refer to https://www.ucb.com/investors/shares/shareholder-structure/shareholders.


UCB S.A. - Allée de la Recherche, 60 - 1070 Brussels - RPM 0403.053.608


For further information
Antje Witte, Investor Relations, UCB
T +32.2.559.9414,
antje.witte@ucb.com

Michael Tuck-Sherman, Investor Relations, UCB
T +32.2.559.9712, Michael.tuck-sherman@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 more than 8 500 people in about 40 countries, the company generated revenue of EUR 3.2 billion in 2010. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB).

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