Transparency notification of Vanguard Health Care Fund
Participation on June 7, 2013 (pursuant to Article 6 of the law of May 2, 2007 on the disclosure of large shareholdings).
BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 7, 2013 – 18:30 (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 Vanguard Health Care Fund (having its registered offices c/o The Vanguard Group, 455 Devon Park Drive, Wayne, PA 19087 – USA).
Vanguard Health Care Fund has notified that it crossed the 5%-threshold following an acquisition of UCB shares with voting rights on June 7, 2013.
As of June 7, 2013, Vanguard Health Care Fund owns 9,345,949 UCB shares with voting rights, representing 5.10% of the total number of voting rights (183,417,352).
An updated overview of the UCB SA/NV large shareholdings is included in the corporate governance charter of UCB SA/NV, which is published on UCB SA/NV’s website.
UCB SA/NV – Allée de la Recherche, 60 – 1070 Brussels – RPM/RPR Brussels 0403.053.608
For further information
Antje Witte, Investor Relations, UCB
T +32.2.559.9414, email@example.com
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 9000 people in approximately 40 countries, the company generated revenue of EUR 3.4 billion in 2012. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB).
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