Kinepolis Group: Publication of a transparency notification

(Article 14, first paragraph, of the law of 2 may 2007 on disclosure of major holdings)

Press release
Regulated information


11 September 2017, 17h45

On 7 September 2017, Kinepolis Group NV has received a transparency notification from BlackRock Inc., indicating that, by virtue of transactions in shares and equivalent financial instruments, BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited has fallen below the threshold of 3% of the voting rights attached to shares and equivalent financial instruments of Kinepolis Group NV.

The total holding of the controlled companies by BlackRock Inc. now amounts to 4.08%

Notification details:

Notification date:                                7 September 2017

Transaction date:                                6 September 2017

Relevant threshold:                              3%

Notification by :

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 Advisors (UK) Limited12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited161 Bay Street, Suite 2500, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2S1, Canada
BlackRock Fund Advisors400 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105, U.S.A.
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association400 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94105, U.S.A.
BlackRock International LimitedExchange Place One, 1 Semple Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BL, U.K.
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) LimitedLevel 37, Chifley Tower, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.

Voting rights and equivalent financial instruments:

A) Voting rights Previous notificationAfter the transaction
 # of voting rights# of voting rights% of voting rights
Holders of voting rights Linked to securitiesNot linked to the securitiesLinked to securitiesNot linked to the securities
BlackRock, Inc.00 0.00% 
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.2,0562,056 0.01% 
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited16,61024,674 0.09% 
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited9351,483 0.01% 
BlackRock Fund Advisors119,831128,503 0.47% 
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association80,17276,243 0.28% 
BlackRock International Limited54,66455,970 0.20% 
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited124124 0.00% 
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited685,190668,190 2.44% 
Subtotal959,582957,333 3.50% 
TOTAL   957,333 0 3.50% 0.00%

B) Equivalent financial instruments After the transaction
Holders of equivalent financial instrumentsType of financial instrumentExpiration dateExercise period or date# of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised %
of voting rights
BlackRock Advisors (UK) LimitedSecurities Lent  2,1000.01%physical
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National AssociationSecurities Lent  6,4880.02%physical
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) LimitedSecurities Lent  17,0000.06%physical
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National AssociationContract for Difference  2,2010.01%cash
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) LimitedContract for Difference  130,3950.48%cash
TOTAL   158,1840.58% 

TOTAL (A & B)      

# of voting rights % of voting rights

1,115,517 4.08%

The chain of controlled companies in which shares are actually held, is included in the aforementioned notification which can be consulted, together with this regulated release, on the website of Kinepolis Group via this link .

Total capital Kinepolis Group NV: 18,952,288.41 EUR
Number of securities with voting rights in Kinepolis Group NV: 27,365,197
Number of voting rights in Kinepolis Group NV: 27,365,197
In Article 8 of the Articles of Association of Kinepolis Group NV, the notification thresholds were fixed at 3%, 5% and multiples of 5%.


Kinepolis Investor Relations
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Source: Kinepolis Group via GlobeNewswire