Notification concerning important shareholding in a listed company

Nov 2015

SABCA received two notifications concerning a transaction of transfer of indirect control over the voting rights in SABCA which took place on 28 October 2015.

On 30 October 2015 GKN Plc, Ipsley House, Ipsley Church Lane, Worcestershire, United Kingdom, B98 OTL has notified SABCA that it acquired the indirect and ultimate control over the voting rights in SABCA which are directly held by Fokker Aerospace B.V., Industrieweg 4, 3351 LB Papendrecht, Netherlands.

On 4 November 2015 ARLE Capital Partners Limited (formerly Candover Partners Limited), 12 Charles II Street, London SW1Y 4QU, United Kingdom has notified SABCA about the transfer of indirect control over de same SABCA shares.

Fokker Aerospace B.V. possesses 1.045.662 shares, representing 43,57 % of the total of 2.400.000 of SABCA’s voting rights.

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SABCA is a leading Belgian Aerospace company for more than 90 years, employing 1000+ highly trained persons. SABCA is active in civil aircraft design and manufacturing (Airbus, Dassault, Gulfstream), military aircraft overhaul and upgrades (F16, Mirage F1, Alphajet, helicopters, etc…) as well as in space programs (Ariane, Vega). These activities cover structural work as well as thust vectoring systems and systems integration. SABCA has plants in Brussels and Charleroi, a fully owned subsidiary SABCA Limburg nv, specialized in aerospace composites, as well as ASM Aero, a new assembly plant in Morocco

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