Publication of a transparency notification

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Kinepolis Group NV
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Regulated information

Publication of a transparency notification

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

11 January 2024, 18h00

Kinepolis Group NV announces that, following the acquisition of own shares and taking into account the retention by Kinohold Bis SA of the voting rights attached to the 100,000 shares sold by it on 6 June 2022, the persons subject to the notification requirement have jointly crossed the threshold of 50% of the voting rights attached to shares of Kinepolis Group NV on 11 August 2023.

The notification signed on 11 January 2024 contains the following information:

Notification by:        A parent undertaking or a controlling person and persons acting in concert

Persons subject to the notification requirement:

Kinepolis Group nv Eeuwfeestlaan 20, 1020 Brussels
Kinohold Bis SA 45, avenue J.F. Kennedy, 1855 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Private Stichting Kinohold Wikingerhof 7, 8500 Kortrijk
Joost Bert  
Peter Bert  
Koenraad Bert  
Geert Bert  

Transaction date:                11 August 2023

Relevant threshold:                50%

Denominator:                        27,365,197

Notification details:

A) Voting rights Previous notification After the transaction
  # of voting rights # of voting rights % of voting rights
Holders of voting rights   Linked to securities Not linked to the securities Linked to securities Not linked to the securities
Kinepolis Group nv 482,350 489,753 1.79%
Kinohold Bis SA 12,700,050 12,600,050 100,000  46.04% 0.37% 
Private Stichting Kinohold 0 0 0.00%
Joost Bert 492,218 492,218 1.80%
Peter Bert 0 0 0.00%
Koenraad Bert 0 0 0.00%
Geert Bert 0 0 0.00%
Subtotal 13,674,618 13,582,021 100,000  49.63% 0.37% 

TOTAL            # of voting rights % of voting rights
    13,682,021 50.00%

Additional information:

Following the delivery by Kinepolis Group NV of own shares to option holders who exercised options in previous years, and taking into account the retention by Kinohold Bis SA of the voting rights associated with the 100 000 shares sold on 6 June 2022 as well as the acquisition of own shares under the share buyback programme, the total number of voting rights held in Kinepolis Group NV by the above-mentioned persons was 13 682 021 shares at the date of 11 August 2023. Given that on this date, the 100 000 aforementioned voting rights had erroneously not been charged to Kinohold Bis SA, the aforementioned persons made the necessary rectification and transaction notification on 11 January 2024.

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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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 has 63 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 Theatres, Kinepolis also operates 36 cinemas in Canada and 10 in the US.

In total, Kinepolis Group currently operates 109 cinemas worldwide, with a total of 1,131 screens and more than 200,000 seats. Kinepolis’ employees are all committed to giving millions of visitors an unforgettable movie experience. 

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A. Van Troos,
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Kinepolis Group nv
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Kinepolis Group NV
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