Kinepolis Group: Notification from Ameriprise Financial Inc for Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd dd 8/12/11

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Regulatory release

In accordance with the relevant transparency legislation (Law of 2 May 2007 and Royal Decree of 14 February 2008), Kinepolis Group NV states that it has received a notification from Ameriprise Financial Inc for Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd on the 8th of December 2011.

The notification states that on the 7th of December 2011, Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd held a 4.98% interest (345,437 voting rights) in Kinepolis Group NV.

The previous notification on the 4th of November 2010, stated a 5.09% interest (352,715 voting rights) of Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd in Kinepolis Group NV.

Ameriprise Financial Inc controls through intermediate holding companies the voting rights of Columbia Management Investment Advisers, Columbia Wanger Asset Management, Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. and Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd, which itself controls the voting rights of Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd and Threadneedle Pensions Ltd.

This regulatory release is published on the website of the Kinepolis Group under Press Releases and Corporate Governance / Transparency and Other Notices.

Henk Rogiers

Investor Relations
Kinepolis Group NV
Tel. + 32 9 241 00 22

Capital Kinepolis Group

Total capital Kinepolis Group NV: 18,952,288.41 EUR
Number of securities with voting rights in Kinepolis Group NV: 6,930,778
Number of voting rights in Kinepolis Group NV: 6,930,778
Share categories in Kinepolis Group NV: none
Number of bonds convertible into securities with voting rights in Kinepolis Group NV: none
Number of rights to acquire non-issued securities with voting rights: none
Number of voting rights to be acquired by exercising conversion or subscription rights: none
In Article 8 of the Articles of Association of the Kinepolis Group NV, the notification thresholds were fixed at 3%, 5% and multiples of 5%

About Kinepolis

Kinepolis Group NV was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two family-run cinema groups and was listed on the stock exchange in 1998. Kinepolis offers an innovative cinema concept which serves as a pioneering model within the industry. In addition to its cinema business, the Group is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen publicity and property management.

In Europe, Kinepolis Group NV has56 cinemas spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. Since the acquisition of Canadian movie theatre group Landmark Cinemas and American movie theatre group MJR, Kinepolis also operates 45 cinemas in Canada and 10 in the US.

In total, Kinepolis Group currently operates111 cinemas worldwide, with a total of 1,081 screens and almost 200,000 seats. Kinepolis employs 4,600 people, all committed to giving millions of visitors an unforgettable movie experience. 

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Kinepolis Group NV
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