EVS Broadcast Equipment has received a transparency notification dated March 14, 2017 indicating that Norges Bank now holds, by virtue of the acquisition of shares on March 13, 2017, 3.19% of the voting rights of the company. Norges Bank has therefore crossed up the threshold of 3%.
The notification, dated March 14, 2017, contains the following information:
Reason for the notification: acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights
Notification by: a person that notifies alone
Persons subject to the notification requirement: Norges Bank, Bankplassen 2, PO Box 1179 Sentrum, Oslo, 0107, Norway
Transaction date: March 13, 2017
Threshold that is crossed (in %): 3%
|A) Voting rights||Previous notification||After the transaction|
|# voting rights||# voting rights||% voting rights|
|Holders of voting rights||Linked to securities||Not linked to the securities||Linked to securities||Not linked to the securities|
|B) Equivalent financial instruments||After the transaction|
|Holders of equivalent financial instruments|| Type of financial|
|Exercise period or date||# of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised||% of voting rights||Settlement|
|Norges Bank|| Shares on loan |
(right to call)
|At any time||22,984||0.17%||Physical|
|TOTAL (A & B)||# voting rights||% of voting rights|
|TOTAL (A & B)||434,883||3.19%|
Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held:
Norges Bank is the Central Bank of Norway. As part of its central bank activities, Norges Bank manages Norway's foreign exchange reserves and is responsible for management of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The formal responsibility for management of the GPFG is placed with the Ministry of Finance, but is delegated to Norges Bank. All investments are executed by Norges Bank acting as principal and all holdings are registered in the name of Norges Bank.
This notification was triggered by an increase in shares held as collateral.
This press release and the notification are available on the EVS website (www.evs.com).
Shareholders must declare their ownership in EVS shares as soon as their shareholding passes over/under the 3% threshold (required by Company Statutes) and any multiple of 5% thresholds (required by Belgian Law). Notifications of important shareholdings to be made according to the Law of May 2, 2007 and the EVS's bylaws, should be sent to the company (by email firstname.lastname@example.org or fax +32 4 361 7089) and to the FSMA. The current number of shares (denominator) to be taken into account is 13,625,000 shares.
| For more information, please contact:|
Yvan ABSIL, Senior Vice President, CFO
Geoffroy d'OULTREMONT, Vice President Investor Relations & Corporate Communication
EVS Broadcast Equipment S.A., Liege Science Park, 13 rue du Bois Saint-Jean, B-4102 Seraing, Belgium
Tel: +32 4 361 70 14. E-mail: email@example.com; www.evs.com
EVS is globally recognized as the technology leader for live video production. The company introduced Live Slow Motion replay in 1994, and has continued to build on its reputation for quality and reliability with solutions that enhance live sports, entertainment and news content. Innovations - such as the C-Cast multimedia platform and DYVI IT-based switcher - are raising the bar for live production enrichment, management and distribution. Broadcasters, rights owners, producers and venues alike use EVS to maximize the value of their productions and increase revenue streams. The company is headquartered in Belgium with around 500 employees in offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, and provides sales and technical support to more than 100 countries. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, please visit www.evs.com
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