IBA – Transparency Notification
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, February 18, 2020, 17.30
Summary of the notification
IBA (Ion Beam Applications SA), the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions for the treatment of cancer, announces that it has to issue a transparency notification, in accordance with Article 14, al. 1 of the Transparency Law of May 2, 2007 on disclosure of major holdings, further to the notification received on February 17, 2020.
In its notification, Norges Bank has notified, that following an acquisition of IBA shares with voting rights and a disposal of equivalent financial instruments, its total holding in IBA SA remains the same as in its previous notification but its holding in voting rights has crossed upwards the 3% threshold on February 14, 2020.
In details, on February 14, 2020, Norges Bank owned (A) 961.258 IBA shares with voting rights (versus 707.489 shares in its previous notification), representing 3.19 % of the total number of shares issued by IBA (30 133 920) (versus 2.35% in its previous notification), as well as (B) 447.811 equivalent financial instruments (versus 701.580 in its previous notification) representing 1.49% of the total number of shares issued by IBA (30 133 920) (versus 2.33% in its previous notification).
Content of the notification
- Reason for the notification: Acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights
- Persons subject to the notification requirement: Norges Bank
- Date on which the threshold is crossed: 14/02/2020
- Threshold crossed (in %): 3%
- Denominator: 30 133 920
- Notified details: (extract of the received notification form)
|A) Voting rights||Previous notification||After the transaction|
|# of voting rights||# of voting rights||% of 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|
|Holder of equivalent financial instruments||Type of financial instrument||Expiration date||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 recall)||At any time||447.811||1.49 %||physical|
|TOTAL (A & B)||# of voting rights||%of voting rights|
- 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.