Publication of a transparency notification

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

Press release
Regulated information

12 May 2017, 17h45

On 9 May 2017, Kinepolis Group NV has received a transparency notification from BlackRock Inc., indicating that: 

  • by virtue of transactions in shares, BlackRock Inc. has fallen below the threshold of 3% of the voting rights attached to shares of Kinepolis Group NV;
  • by virtue of transactions in equivalent financial instruments, BlackRock Inc. has crossed the threshold of 3% of the voting rights attached to equivalent financial instruments.

Notification details:

Notification date:                                  9 May 2017

Transaction date:                                  8 May 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) Limited 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.
BlackRock Asset Management
Canada Limited
161 Bay Street, Suite 2500, Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2S1, Canada
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.

        
  
Voting rights and equivalent financial instruments:

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
BlackRock, Inc. 0 0   0.00%  
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V. 2 056 2 056   0.01%  
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 10 701 13 546   0.05%  
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 935 935   0.00%  
BlackRock Fund Advisors 104 533 116 523   0.43%  
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National
Association
29 190 48 605   0.18%  
BlackRock International Limited 44 006 54 664   0.20%  
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited 124 124   0.00%  
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 630 558 75 993   0.28%  
Subtotal 822 103 312 446   1.14%  
TOTAL   312 446 0 1.14% 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     10 172 0.04% physical
BlackRock Fund Advisors Securities Lent     2 722 0.01% physical
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association Securities Lent     31 567 0.12% physical
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Securities Lent     609 197 2.23% physical
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association Contract for Difference     5 749 0.02% cash
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Contract for Difference     257 316 0.94% cash
TOTAL       916 723 3.35%  

 

TOTAL (A & B)      

 
# of voting rights % of voting rights
   

 
1,229,169 4.49%

 

  
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%.

Contact

Kinepolis Investor Relations
+32 (0)9 241 00 22
investor-relations@kinepolis.com

About Kinepolis

Kinepolis Group NV was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two family 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. Kinepolis has a chain of 49 cinemas spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. Apart from its cinema activities, the Group also operates in film distribution, event organization, screen publicity and property management. 2,300 employees are committed to providing millions of cinema visitors an unforgettable movie experience.

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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Corporate
Communication Manager

Kinepolis Group nv
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Moutstraat 132-146
B - 9000 Gent

E: pressoffice@kinepolis.com
T: +32 9 241 00 16

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