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Thursday, 13 July 2017

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

KBC Groep    

Published: 18:00 CEST 13-07-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: KBC Groep / : KBC /ISIN: BE0003565737

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

Press release

Outside trading hours - Regulated information*


Brussels, 13 July 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 a transparency notification dated 10 July 2017, which states that BlackRock Inc., as a result of a net purchase of shares, now has 4.98% 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.
  • Persons subject to the notification requirement: see annex 1
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed: 10 July 2017
  • 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): 418 372 082
  • 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 holds the shares and exercise the voting rights."
  • 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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Publication of a transparency notification July 2017 Blackrock-ENG

This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions (One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006. Tel: +1 212 401 8700. www.nasdaqomx.com) on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. Source: KBC Groep, Havenlaan 2, Brussels 1080, Belgium
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