Agfa-Gevaert : Publication of a transparency notification (NorgesBank) - Regulated information
(Article 14 of the law of May 2, 2007 on the disclosure of significant shareholdings)
Mortsel, Belgium - September 7, 2018 - 5.40 p.m. CET
According to Agfa-Gevaert NV's bylaws, the threshold as from which a shareholding needs to be disclosed, has been set at 3%, 5% and a multiple of 5%.
In conformity with the Law of May 2, 2007 regarding the disclosure of significant shareholdings in listed companies, Agfa-Gevaert (Euronext: AGFB) discloses the following declarations:
Norges Bank has announced on August 31, 2018, that it held a stake in Agfa-Gevaert as per August 30, 2018 of 5,152,994 voting rights or 2.9985% (denominator is 171,851,042), thus crossing the threshold of 3% downwards. At the same time Norges Bank declared to have 861,167 voting rights or 0.5011% on loan. This gives a total of 6,014,161 voting rights or 3.4996%.
On September 7, 2018, Norges Bank has announced that it held a stake in Agfa-Gevaert as per September 6, 2018 of 5,200,777 voting rights or 3.03% (denominator is 171,851,042), thus crossing the threshold of 3% upwards again. At the same time Norges Bank declared to have 813,384 voting rights or 0.47% on loan. This gives a total of 6,014,161 voting rights or 3.50%.
Norges Bank is the central bank of Norway. As part of its central bank activities, Norges Bank manages Norway's foreign exchange reserves and is responsible for the management of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The formal responsibility for the management of the GPFG is placed with the Ministry of Finance, but is delegated to Norges Bank. All investments are executed by Norges Bank acting as principal and all holdings are registered in the name of Norges Bank.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group develops, manufactures and distributes an extensive range of analogue and digital imaging systems and IT solutions, mainly for the printing industry and the healthcare sector, as well as for specific industrial applications.
Agfa's headquarters and parent company are located in Mortsel, Belgium.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 2,443 million euro in 2017.
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