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Transparency notifications BlackRock, Inc.

  • Notifications referring to situation on 26 April 2019 and 30 April 2019
  • Threshold crossed: 5%
  • Latest holding: 5.27% 
Brussels (Belgium), 2 May 2019 – 20:00 (CEST) – regulated information
 
1. Summary of the notifications
 
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 two transparency notifications from BlackRock, Inc. (having its registered office at 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.), dated 29 April and 1 May 2019.
 
In the first notification, BlackRock, Inc., has notified that, following a disposal of UCB shares with voting rights by its affiliates, its holding in UCB shares has decreased and has crossed downwards the 5% threshold on 26 April 2019. 
 
On 26 April 2019, BlackRock, Inc. (taking into account the holding of its affiliates) Inc. owned 9 520 117 UCB shares with voting rights (versus 10 131 877 shares in its previous notification), representing 4.89% of the total number of shares issued by the company (194 505 658) (versus 5.21% in its previous notification), as well as 324 297 equivalent financial instruments (versus 539 887 in its previous notification) representing 0.17% of the total number of shares issued by the company (versus 0.28% in its previous notification). 
 
In the second notification, BlackRock, Inc., has notified that, following an acquisition of UCB shares with voting rights by its affiliates, its holding in UCB shares has increased and has crossed the 5% threshold on 30 April 2019. 
 
On 30 April 2019, BlackRock, Inc.(taking into account the holding of its affiliates) 9 894 964 UCB shares with voting rights, representing 5.09% of the total number of shares issued by the company, as well as 349 551 equivalent financial instruments, representing 0.18% of the total number of shares issued by the company.
 
2. Further information
 
This press release and the detailed transparency notifications 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 antje.witte@ucb.com
 
Isabelle Ghellynck,
 Investor Relations, UCB
T+32.2.559.9588, isabelle.ghellynck@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 7 500 people in approximately 40 countries, the company generated revenue of € 4.6 billion in 2018. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB). Follow us on Twitter: @UCB_news
 
 


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