(Article 14, first paragraph, of the Belgian Act of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of major shareholdings)
17 February 2017 at 19.00 CET
Summary of the transparency notification
Nyrstar NV (the "Company") announces today that on 16 February 2017 it has received a transparency notification from BlackRock, Inc.
Pursuant to the aforementioned notification, undertakings controlled by BlackRock, Inc.:
hold 1,287,977 voting rights of the Company, representing 1.38% of the outstanding voting rights in the Company; and
can acquire 4,369,472 voting rights of the Company after exercise of equivalent financial instruments, representing 4.67% of the outstanding voting rights in the Company.
As a result, a total of 5,657,449 voting rights, representing 6.05% of the outstanding voting rights in the Company, have been notified by BlackRock, Inc. pursuant to the Belgian Act of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of major shareholdings.
Content of the transparency notification
The notification dated 15 February 2017 contains the following information:
Reason for the notification
Acquisition or disposal of financial instruments that are treated as voting securities
A parent undertaking or a controlling person
Date on which the threshold is crossed
14 February 2017
Treshold that is crossed
The transparency declaration included the following additional information:
"The disclosure obligation arose due to financial instruments holding for BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited going below 3%"
This press release can be consulted on the website of Nyrstar via http://www.nyrstar.com/investors/en/news/Pages/news.aspx.
Contact person for questions on the transparency press release, the notification and the shareholder structure of the Company: Company Secretary, email@example.com.
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Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business, with a market leading position in zinc and lead, and growing positions in other base and precious metals, which are essential resources that are fuelling the rapid urbanisation and industrialisation of our changing world. Nyrstar has mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, the Americas and Australia and employs approximately 5,000 people. Nyrstar is incorporated in Belgium and has its corporate office in Switzerland. Nyrstar is listed on Euronext Brussels under the symbol NYR. For further information please visit the Nyrstar website: www.nyrstar.com.
For further information contact:
Anthony Simms Group Manager Investor Relations T: +41 44 745 8157 M: +41 79 722 2152
Franziska Morroni Group Manager Corporate Communications T: +41 44 745 8295 M: +41 79 719 2342
The full press release can be downloaded from the following link:
Press Release (English)
Press Release (Dutch)