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Ageas and BlackRock: Transparency notification

 

In accordance with the rules on financial transparency*, Blackrock has notified Ageas on 28 September 2018 that, on 27 September 2018, its shareholding stands at 5.07%.

Reason for the notification
Acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights

Notification by
A parent undertaking or a controlling person

Persons subject to the notification requirement

BlackRock, Inc.  55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. Rembrandt Tower, 17th floor, Amstelplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 20 Anson Road #18-01, Singapore, 79912, Singapore
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 100 Bellevue Parkway, Wilmington, DE, 19809, U.S.A.
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 161 Bay Street, Suite 2500, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2S1, Canada
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG Max-Joseph-Straße 6, Munich, 80333, Germany
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 15/F, 16/F, 17/F Citibank Tower & 17/F ICBC Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
BlackRock Capital Management, Inc. 100 Bellevue Parkway, Wilmington, 19809, U.S.A.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.
BlackRock Fund Advisors 400 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105, U.S.A.
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 400 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105, U.S.A.
BlackRock International Limited Exchange Place One, 1 Semple Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BL, U.K.
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited Level 37, Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 1 University Square Drive, Princeton, NJ, 8540, U.S.A.

Date on which the threshold is crossed
27 September 2018

Threshold that is crossed (in %)
5 %

Denominator
203,022,199
  
* article 14, paragraph 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings us provisions

Notified details

A) Voting rights Previous notification After the transaction
  # of voting rights # of voting rights % of voting rights
Holders of voting rights   Linked to Not linked to Linked to Not linked to
  securities the securities securities the securities
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited
BlackRock Advisors, LLC
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited
BlackRock Capital Management, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock Fund Advisors
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association
BlackRock International Limited
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.
 0
28,760
12,814
1,616,639
193,740
134,759
408,145
33,864
456
115,914
2,958,829
2,808,745
13,628
57,979
505,997
336,738
273,389
0
28,760
12,814
1,725,244
193,702
134,759
408,145
34,171
467
122,441
2,960,414
2,803,977
13,628
57,979
509,917
326,957
323,629
  0.00%
0.01%
0.01%
0.85%
0.10%
0.07%
0.20%
0.02%
0.00%
0.06%
1.46%
1.38%
0.01%
0.03%
0.25%
0.16%
0.16%
 
           
           
  9,500,396 9,657,004   4.76%  
  TOTAL 9,657,004 0 4.76% 0.00%

B) Equivalent financial instruments   After the transaction  
Holders of equivalent financial instruments Type of financial instrument Expiration date Exercise period or date # of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised % of voting rights Settlement  
 
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited Securities Lent     298,867 0.15% physical  
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent     128,676 0.06% physical  
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited Contract For Difference     5,074 0.00% cash  
BlackRock Advisors, LLC Contract For Difference     8,857 0.00% cash  
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association Contract For Difference     24,506 0.01% cash  
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Contract For Difference     9,577 0.00% cash  
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC Contract For Difference     152,554 0.08% cash  
  TOTAL     628,111 0.31%    
Total A & B # of voting rights % of voting rights
  10,285,115 5.07%

Chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held, if applicable

BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.
BlackRock HK Holdco Limited
BlackRock Lux Finco S.a.r.l.
BlackRock Trident Holding Company Limited
BlackRock Japan Holdings GK
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.
 
BlackRock, Inc.
Trident Merger, LLC
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Group Limited
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Australia Holdco Pty. Ltd.
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Group Limited
BlackRock International Limited
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC
BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC
BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC
BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC
BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.
BlackRock Fund Advisors
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock Capital Holdings, Inc.
BlackRock Advisors, LLC
BlackRock Capital Management, Inc.
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.
BlackRock HK Holdco Limited
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Group Limited
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC
BlackRock Canada Holdings LP
BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock Capital Holdings, Inc.
BlackRock Advisors, LLC
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Group Limited
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited
 

Additional information
The disclosure obligation arose due to total holding in voting rights for BlackRock, Inc. going above 5%.

In accordance with the rules on financial transparency*, Blackrock has notified Ageas on 27 September 2018 that, on 26 September 2018, its shareholding stands at 4.99%.

Reason for the notification
Acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights
Acquisition or disposal of financial instruments that are treated as voting securities

Notification by
A parent undertaking or a controlling person

Persons subject to the notification requirement

BlackRock, Inc.  55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. Rembrandt Tower, 17th floor, Amstelplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 20 Anson Road #18-01, Singapore, 79912, Singapore
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 100 Bellevue Parkway, Wilmington, DE, 19809, U.S.A.
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 161 Bay Street, Suite 2500, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2S1, Canada
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG Max-Joseph-Straße 6, Munich, 80333, Germany
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 15/F, 16/F, 17/F Citibank Tower & 17/F ICBC Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong
BlackRock Capital Management, Inc. 100 Bellevue Parkway, Wilmington, 19809, U.S.A.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10055, U.S.A.
BlackRock Fund Advisors 400 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105, U.S.A.
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 400 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105, U.S.A.
BlackRock International Limited Exchange Place One, 1 Semple Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BL, U.K.
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited Level 37, Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 1 University Square Drive, Princeton, NJ, 8540, U.S.A.

Date on which the threshold is crossed
26 September 2018

Threshold that is crossed (in %)
5 %

Denominator
203,022,199

* article 14, paragraph 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings us provisions
Notified details

A) Voting rights Previous notification After the transaction
  # of voting rights # of voting rights % of voting rights
Holders of voting rights   Linked to Not linked to Linked to Not linked to
  securities the securities securities the securities
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited
BlackRock Advisors, LLC
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited
BlackRock Capital Management, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock Fund Advisors
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association
BlackRock International Limited
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.
BlackRock Life Limited
 0
28,760
12,814
1,634,058
203,604
134,910
425,757
36,152
436
70,414
2,970,663
2,897,327
15,038
59,166
767,053
346,436
269,301
2,599  
0
28,760
12,814
1,616,639
193,740
134,759
408,145
33,864
456
115,914
2,958,829
2,808,745
13,628
57,979
505,997
336,738
273,389
0
  0.00%
0.01%
0.01%
0.80%
0.10%
0.07%
0.20%
0.02%
0.00%
0.06%
1.46%
1.38%
0.01%
0.03%
0.25%
0.17%
0.13%
0.00%
 
           
           
  9,874,488 9,500,396   4.68%  
  TOTAL 9,500,396 0 4.68% 0.00%

B) Equivalent financial instruments   After the transaction  
Holders of equivalent financial instruments Type of financial instrument Expiration date Exercise period or date # of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised % of voting rights Settlement  
 
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited Securities Lent     279,509 0.14% physical  
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent     128,676 0.06% physical  
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited Contract For Difference     5,074 0.00% cash  
BlackRock Advisors, LLC Contract For Difference     8,857 0.00% cash  
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association Contract For Difference     37,170 0.02% cash  
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Contract For Difference     16,545 0.01% cash  
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC Contract For Difference     152,554 0.08% cash  
  TOTAL     628,385 0.31%    
Total A & B # of voting rights % of voting rights
  10,128,781 4.99%

Chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held, if applicable

BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.
BlackRock HK Holdco Limited
BlackRock Lux Finco S.a.r.l.
BlackRock Trident Holding Company Limited
BlackRock Japan Holdings GK
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.
 
BlackRock, Inc.
Trident Merger, LLC
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Group Limited
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Australia Holdco Pty. Ltd.
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Group Limited
BlackRock International Limited
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC
BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC
BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC
BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC
BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.
BlackRock Fund Advisors
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock Capital Holdings, Inc.
BlackRock Advisors, LLC
BlackRock Capital Management, Inc.
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.
BlackRock HK Holdco Limited
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Group Limited
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC
BlackRock Canada Holdings LP
BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock Capital Holdings, Inc.
BlackRock Advisors, LLC
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Group Limited
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited
 

Additional information
The disclosure obligation arose due to total holding in voting rights for BlackRock, Inc. going below 5%.

This press release and the notifications received by Ageas are available on the website.

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