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Umicore : Umicore - Transparency declaration by Paul G. Desmarais, Albert Frère and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert S.A. : Acquisition

  Umicore : Umicore - Transparency declaration by Paul G. Desmarais, Albert
  Frère and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert S.A. : Acquisition of voting securities

On 15 July, Paul G. Desmarais, Albert Frère and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert S.A,
located at Avenue Marnix 24 - 1000 Brussels in Belgium, have notified the FSMA
and Umicore that on 9 July 2013 they have crossed the statutory threshold of
3%, holding 3.16% of Umicore's shares and voting rights.

           name               date    threshold # shares  denominator % voting
                                                                       rights
Paul G. Desmarais          09/07/2013                   0 120,000,000    0.00%
Albert Frère               09/07/2013                   0 120,000,000    0.00%
Groupe Bruxelles Lambert   09/07/2013           3,794,500 120,000,000    3.16%
S.A.
TOTAL                      09/07/2013   >3.00% 3,794,500 120,000,000    3.16%

The chain of control has been described as follows:

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert S.A. is controlled by Pargesa Holding S.A. (via its
100% subsidiary Pargesa Netherlands B.V.). Pargesa Holding S.A. is a company
incorporated under Swiss law, itself controlled by Parjointco N.V., a company
incorporated under Dutch law, equally controlled by Paul G. Desmarais and
Albert Frère.

(Groupe Bruxelles Lambert S.A. est contrôlée par Pargesa Holding S.A. (via sa
filiale à 100 %, Pargesa Netherlands B.V.). Pargesa Holding S.A. est une
société de droit suisse, elle-même contrôlée par Parjointco N.V., société de
droit néerlandaisdont le contrôle est détenu à parité par Paul G. Desmarais et
Albert Frère.)

The declaration can be found on:
http://www.umicore.com/investorrelations/en/shareInformation/shareholderStructure/Declarations/GBL_20130715.pdf

For more information

        Investor Relations:

Geoffroy Raskin
+3222277147 geoffroy.raskin@umicore.com

Evelien Goovaerts
+3222277838 evelien.goovaerts@umicore.com

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