Update on share capital, securities carrying voting rights and voting rights
BRUSSELS, Belgium, 14 June 2013 – 19:00 (CET) – regulated information
Pursuant to Article 15, §1 of the law of May 2, 2007 on the disclosure of large shareholdings, UCB SA/NV announces that, following the exercise of subscription rights (‘warrants’), the new data concerning its share capital, securities carrying voting rights and voting rights are as follows (information as on June 14, 2013):
- Share capital: 550,281,456 EUR
- Total number of securities carrying voting rights: 183,427,152 (all ordinary shares)
- Total number of voting rights (= denominator): 183,427,152 (all related to ordinary shares)
- Total number of convertible bonds: 10,000
- Total number of voting rights that may result from the conversion of such convertible bonds: 12,904,558 (see below)
The following transactions lead to this announcement:
- A capital increase on March 5, 2013 and the resulting issuance of 52,300 ordinary shares following the exercise of 52,300 warrants issued in 2000
- A capital increase on June 14, 2013 and the resulting issuance of 9,800 ordinary shares following the exercise of 9,800 warrants issued in 2000
As on June 1, 2013, all 236,700 warrants issued in 2000 either were exercised, were cancelled, or have expired. On May 31, 2012 already, all 145,200 warrants issued in 1999 expired. On April 23, 2013, all 30,000,000 so-called defensive warrants issued in 2008 expired. As a result, UCB SA/NV has no longer any warrants outstanding.
On September 30, 2009, UCB SA/NV issued senior unsecured 4.5% bonds due 2015 for an aggregate principal amount of € 500 million, placed with institutional investors following an accelerated book-building procedure on 30 September 2009. On November 6, 2009, an extraordinary general meeting decided to attach a conversion right to these bonds. Each convertible bond has a denomination of € 50,000 and may be converted as from December 2, 2009 until October 15, 2015 for a conversion price of € 38.746 per UCB share. Upon receipt of a conversion request from a bondholder, the board of directors of UCB SA/NV has the option, in its sole discretion but in UCB SA/NV’s best interest, (i) to issue new UCB shares, (ii) to deliver existing UCB shares, or (iii) to make a combination of these two options. If all of the convertible bonds were to be converted into new UCB shares at the current conversion price, UCB SA/NV would issue 12,904,558 new ordinary shares. The conversion price may have to be revised in accordance with anti-dilution provisions in accordance with the terms and conditions of the bonds or in case of change of control.
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.
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