Transparency notification – FMR LLC reaches 10% threshold


Mechelen, Belgium; 12 October 2016, 22.00 CET – Galapagos NV (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) received a transparency notification from Fidelity Management & Research (FMR) LLC.

Pursuant to Belgian transparency legislation[1], Galapagos received a transparency notification on 7 October 2016 from FMR LLC, who notified that it holds 4,616,982 of Galapagos’ voting rights, consisting of shares (4,580,182) and equivalent financial instruments (36,800), through its subsidiary undertakings Fidelity Management & Research Company and FMR Co., Inc. This represents 10% of Galapagos’ currently outstanding 46,169,828 shares, and is an increase compared to FMR LLC’s previous transparency notification of 19 May 2015. FMR LLC reached the 10% threshold of Galapagos’ voting rights by acquiring additional voting securities on 3 October 2016. The full transparency notice is available on the Galapagos website.

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[1]     Belgian Act of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of major shareholdings in issuers whose shares are admitted to trading on a regulated market.