Ageas and BlackRock: Transparency notification

Ageas and BlackRock: Transparency notification

In accordance with the rules on financial transparency*, BlackRock has notified Ageas on 5 December 2022 that, on 1 December 2022, its interest has exceeded the legal threshold of 5% of the shares in the section 10A issued by Ageas. Its current shareholding stands at 6.59%.

Reason for the notificationAcquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights

Notification byA parent undertaking or a controlling person

Persons subject to the notification requirementSee annex 1a

Date on which the threshold is crossed1 December 2022

Threshold that is crossed (in %)5%

Denominator189,731,187

Notified detailsSee annex 1 b

Chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held, if applicableThe full chain of command can be found on https://www.ageas.com/investors/shareholders

Additional informationThe disclosure obligation arose due to voting rights attached to shares for BlackRock, Inc. went above 5%.

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

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

Ageas is a listed international insurance Group with a heritage spanning almost 200 years. It offers Retail and Business customers Life and Non-Life insurance products designed to suit their specific needs, today and tomorrow. As one of Europe's larger insurance companies, Ageas concentrates its activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the major part of the global insurance market. It operates successful insurance businesses in Belgium, the UK, France, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and the Philippines through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and long term partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors. Ageas ranks among the market leaders in the countries in which it operates. It represents a staff force of about 40,000 people and reported annual inflows close to EUR 40 billion in 2021 (all figures at 100%).

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