KBC Group: Publication of a transparency notification received by KBC Group NV

11/6/2017, 6:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)


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Press release
Outside trading hours - Regulated information*

Brussels, 6 November 2017, 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 transparency notifications dd. 26 and 27 October 2017, respectively, which state that BlackRock Inc. has crossed the reporting threshold of 5% (in voting rights) first upwards and then downwards. 

Content of the notification

The notifications contain following information:

  • Reason for the notifications: acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights
  • Notification by: BlackRock Inc.
  • Persons subject to the notification requirement: see annex 1
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 24 and 25 October 2017
  • Threshold that is crossed: 5% (24 October: upwards; 25 October: downwards)

(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): 418 372 082
  • Notified details: see annex 1
  • Chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held:
    See "11: Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held" in the PDF-file on www.kbc.com (see below).
  • 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.

KBC Group NV
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Viviane Huybrecht
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Tel. + 32 2 429 85 45

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