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In accordance with the rules on financial transparency*, Blackrock has notified Ageas on 14 May 2018 that, on 10 May 2018, its shareholding stands at 4.80%.

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 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.
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 1-8-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Trust Tower Main, Tokyo, 100-8217, Japan

Date on which the threshold is crossed
10 May 2018

Threshold that is crossed (in %)
5 %

Denominator
209,399,949
  
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 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
30,766
11,536
1,830,019
152,940
51,025
419,043
49,096
13,158
3,183,662
2,917,263
7,700
56,846
677,543
257,052
348,705
 0
30,766
11,536
1,405,250
152,135
51,025
419,043
49,187
18,244
3,182,085
2,917,263
7,700
55,596
588,029
251,915
275,158
  0.00%
0.01%
0.01%
0.67%
0.07%
0.02%
0.20%
0.02%
0.01%
1.52%
1.39%
0.00%
0.03%
0.28%
0.12%
0.13%
 
           
  10,006,354 9,414,932   4.50%  
  TOTAL 9,414,932   4.50% 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     348,132 0.17% physical  
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited Securities Lent     88,740 0.04% physical  
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent     61,184 0.03% physical  
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited Contract For Difference     5,570 0.00% cash  
BlackRock Advisors, LLC Contract For Difference     1,868 0.00% cash  
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association Contract For Difference     9,391 0.00% cash  
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Contract For Difference     828 0.00% cash  
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC Contract For Difference     115,409 0.06% cash  
  TOTAL     631,122 0.30%    
Total A & B # of voting rights % of voting rights
  10,046,054 4.80%

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

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 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
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Group Limited
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.

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

In accordance with the rules on financial transparency*, Blackrock has notified Ageas on 14 May 2018 that, on 9 May 2018, its shareholding stands at 5.05%.

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 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.
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 1-8-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Trust Tower Main, Tokyo, 100-8217, Japan

Date on which the threshold is crossed
9 May 2018

Threshold that is crossed (in %)
5 %

Denominator
209,399,949


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. 0 0   0.00%  
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 52,963 30,766   0.01%  
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited 0 11,536   0.01%  
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 795,203 1,830,019   0.87%  
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 343,032 152,940   0.07%  
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 73,374 51,025   0.02%  
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG 158,296 419,043   0.20%  
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited 0 49,096   0.02%  
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. 195,565 13,158   0.01%  
BlackRock Fund Advisors 1,917,644 3,183,662   1.52%  
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 5,298,996 2,917,263   1.39%  
BlackRock International Limited 74,144 7,700   0.00%  
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 205,682 56,846   0.03%  
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 148,596 677,543   0.32%  
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 234,455 257,052   0.12%  
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 432,507 348,705   0.17%  
iShares (DE) I Investmentaktiengesellschaft mit Teilvermögen 37,939 0   0.00%  
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A. 126,044 0   0.00%  
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited 523,787 0   0.00%  
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited 116,397 0   0.00%  
BlackRock Life Limited 899,507 0   0.00%  
  11,634,131 10,006,354   4,78%  
  TOTAL 10,006,354   4.78% 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     283,024 0.14% physical  
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited Securities Lent     88,740 0.04% physical  
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent     53,277 0.03% physical  
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited Contract For Difference     5,570 0.00% cash  
BlackRock Advisors, LLC Contract For Difference     1,868 0.00% cash  
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association Contract For Difference     9,391 0.00% cash  
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Contract For Difference     828 0.00% cash  
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC Contract For Difference     115,409 0.06% cash  
  TOTAL     558,107 0.27%    
Total A & B # of voting rights % of voting rights
  10,564,461 5.05%

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

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 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
 
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Group Limited
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.
 
 

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

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

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