KBC Group: Publication of a transparency notification

12/2/2016, 6:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

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Press release
Outside trading hours - Regulated information*

Brussels, 2 December 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 23 November 2016, which states that FMR LLC (Fidelity), as a result of a net purchase of shares, now has 3,02% of the voting rights in KBC Group NV and as a consequence crossed the reporting threshold of 3%. 

Content of the notification

The notification contains following information:

  • Reason for the notification: acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights
  • Notification by: FMR LLC (Fidelity)
  • Persons subject to the notification requirement: see annex 1
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 18 November 2016
  • Threshold that is crossed: 3%

(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:
    "The holdings attributable to FMR LLC arise from holdings of various undertakings for collective investment that are managed by FMR Co, Inc,  Fidelity Institutional Asset Management Trust Company, FMR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (UK) LIMITED, FIDELITY MANAGEMENT TRUST COMPANY and FIAM LLC, each of which are entities that are subsidiaries of and controlled by FMR LLC. These undertakings for collective investment have granted FMR LLC discretionary power to vote the securities in accordance with the FMR LLC board proxy voting policy. FMR LLC is not a controlled undertaking."
  • The relevant notification is 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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General Manager, Corporate
Communication/
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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
FMR LLC

 

 
12 312 076 0 - 0,00% -
FMR Co., Inc.   9 043 731 - 2,16% -
Fidelity Institutional Asset Management Trust Company   880 815 - 0,21% -
FIAM LLC   926 232 - 0,22% -
FMR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (UK) LIMITED   1 761 413 - 0,42% -
FIDELITY MANAGEMENT TRUST COMPANY   16 652 - 0,00% -
Totaal
Total
12 312 076 12 628 843 - 3,02% -

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

 

 




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