Transparency Statements


The contact person for the consortium declaration is the General Counsel of the company.

Transparency statements received in accordance with title II of the transparency law of 2 May 2007 and the Royal Decree of 14 February 2008

Communication received in accordance with article 74 of the law of 1 April 2007 on takeover bids

The following shareholders declared that they are acting in concert in accordance with art. 74, § 7 of the law of 1 April 2007 on takeover bids:


Number of shares Percentage
1. Union Financière Boël SA 7.642.729 22,315%
2. Société de Participations Industrielles SA 8.486.320 24,778%
3. Mobilière et Immobilière du Centre SA 2.535.968 7,404%
Subtotal : 18.665.017 54,496%
4. Sofina SA (own shares) (1) 619.306 1,808%
Total : 19.284.323 56,305%

(1)presumption of action in concert (article 3, §2 takeover law)

This has been notified to Sofina SA on 21 August 2018.

The action in concert of these companies on Sofina firstly relates to the concerted exercise of the voting rights with a view to have a common long-lasting policy vis-à-vis the company, and secondly a cooperation to prevent and, if as the case may be, to resist any hostile public takeover that could be launched on the securities of the company by one or more third parties.