KBC Group: Publication of a transparency notification

2/17/2016, 6:01 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

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Press release
Outside trading hours - Regulated information*

Brussels, 17 February 2016, 18 h

Publication of a transparency notification received by KBC Group NV

(art. 14, 1st section of the Act of 2 May 2007 concerning the disclosure of significant participations)   

Summary of the notification

KBC Group NV has received a transparency notification dated 15 February 2016, which states that BlackRock Inc., as a result of a net sale of shares, now has 4.94% of the voting rights in KBC Group NV and as a consequence crossed the reporting threshold of 5% downwards. 

Content of the notification

The notification contains following information:

  • Reason for the notification: acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights
  • Notification by: BlackRock Inc (a parent undertaking or a controlling person)
  • Persons subject to the notification requirement: see annex 1
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 9 February 2016
  • Threshold that is crossed downwards: 5%

(KBC Group's Articles of Association set a notification threshold of 3% of the total number of voting rights. In addition, the legal thresholds of 5% or any multiple thereof also apply)

  • Denominator (number of shares KBC Group NV): 418 087 058
  • Notified details: see annex 1
  • Chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held: BlackRock Inc. is the ultimate controller but the legal entities detailed in annex 1 are the discretionary investment managers who hold the shares and exercise the voting rights.
  • The relevant notification are available at www.kbc.com > Investor relations > Shareholder information > Shareholder structure.

For more information, please contact:

Wim Allegaert, General Manager, Investor Relations, KBC Group
Tel + 32 2 429 50 51 - E-mail: wim.allegaert@kbc.be

Viviane Huybrecht, General Manager, Corporate Communication/Spokesperson, KBC Group
Tel + 32 2 429 85 45 - E-mail: pressofficekbc@kbc.be

* This press release contains information provided in compliance with European transparency legislation for listed companies. KBC Group NV is listed at NYSE Brussels.
 

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Annex 1:

  1. Stemrechten
Voting rights
Vorige notificatie (aantal stemrechten)
Previous notification
(number of voting rights)
Na de transactie
After the transaction
    Aantal stemrechten
Number of voting rights
% van stemrechten
% of voting rights
    Gelinked aan effecten
Linked to securities
Niet gelinked aan effecten
Not linked to securities
Gelinked aan effecten
Linked to securities
Niet gelinked aan effecten
Not linked to securities
BlackRock, Inc
.

 
0 0 - 0.00% -
BlackRock Advisors, LLC

 

 
598 247 606 505 - 0.15% -
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited

 

 
299 027 295 900 - 0.07% -
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited

 
99 068 99 025 - 0.02% -
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 892 840 1 074 157 - 0.26% -
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited 781 522 831 178 - 0.20% -
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 1 804 1 804 - 0.00% -
BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG 1 219 1 219 - 0.00% -
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 524 845 537 378 - 0.13% -
BlackRock Fund Advisors 2 886 645 3 091 122 - 0.74% -
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited 1 449 946 1 482 987 - 0.35% -
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 3 601 325 3 674 886 - 0.88% -
BlackRock International Limited 307 537 315 407 - 0.08% -
BlackRock Investment Management LLC 1 022 044 386 107 - 0.09% -
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 66 825 66 281 - 0.02% -
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 1 930 654 1 944 805 - 0.47% -
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd 423 667 428 376 - 0.10% -
BlackRock Life Limited 816 309 799 286 - 0.19% -
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A. 4 903 019 4 720 656 - 1.13% -
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 176 082 178 345 - 0.04% -
iShares (DE)  Investmentaktien-gesellschaft mit Teilvermögen 152 257 115 356 - 0.03% -
Totaal
Total
20 934 882 20 650 780 - 4.94% -

Adressen: zie formulier op www.kbc.com / Addresses: see forms on www.kbc.com

B) Equivalente financiële instru-menten (equivalent financial instruments) Geen
None



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