Publication of a transparency notification received by KBC Ancora

Regulated information, Leuven, 13 October 2016 

Publication of a transparency notification received by KBC Ancora SCA
(Section14, first subsection, of the Act of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings)

Summary of the notification

FMR LLC has notified KBC Ancora on 11 October 2016 via a transparency notification that, by virtue of acquisition or transfer of shares, it holds 2.49% of the voting rights of KBC Ancora. FMR LLC has therefore surpassed the notification threshold of 1%.

Content of the notification

Information provided in the notification dated 10 October 2016:

Reason for the notification Acquisition or transfer of voting rights or securities conferring a voting right
Notification by A parent undertaking or a controlling person
Person subject to the notification requirement FMR LLC
Transaction date 03 October 2016
Threshold that has been crossed 1% (upwards)
In addition to the thresholds of 5% and any multiple thereof, the statutory thresholds of 1% and 3% also apply for KBC Ancora
Denominator 78,301,314
Number of voting rights held Previous notification:
FMR LLC:  791,841
Total:    791,841


Current notification:
FMR Co., Inc.:  1,949,702
Total:    1,949,702
% of voting rights held 2.49%
Chain of controlled undertakings The holdings attributable to FMR LLC arise from holdings of various undertakings for collective investment that are managed by FMR Co., Inc, which is an entity that is a subsidiary 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.
Additional information FMR Co., Inc. is a subsidiary undertaking of Fidelity Management & Research Company, which itself is a subsidiary undertaking of FMR LLC (the ultimate parent company), and is above a notifiable threshold as of 03/10/2016.


This press release and the accompanying notification and other notifications may be consulted on the website of KBC Ancora,, under 'Shareholders'/'Transparency reports'


KBC Ancora is a listed company which holds 18.5% of the shares in KBC Group and which together with Cera, MRBB and the Other Permanent Shareholders is responsible for the shareholder stability and further development of the KBC group. As core shareholders of KBC Group, these parties have signed a shareholder agreement to this effect.

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KBC Ancora Investor Relations & Press contact: Jan Bergmans
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