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Belgian Transparency Law

The Belgian Transparency Law (Title II of the law of 2 May 2007 and the Royal Decree of 14 February 2008) took effect on 1 September 2008. Investors in Galapagos who reach or pass a threshold of 5% share ownership need to file a transparency notice with the Belgian Financial Services Market Authority (FSMA). The notifices received to date have been summarised in the table below.

For more information and the appropriate transparency forms, please contact the Galapagos Investor Relations team (ir@glpg.com) or the FSMA.

Details regarding Galapagos' share capital can be found here.

Transparency Notices 

Notice from

Reason

Date of the transaction

Shares or
equivalent instruments

Voting rights*

 

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Above 25%

06-Jan-2020

16,707,477

25.84%

  

Wellington Management Group LLP

Below 5%

13-Nov-2019

 

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Above 25%

11-Nov-2019

  

Wellington Management Group LLP

Above 5%

10-Oct-2019

 

Wellington Management Group LLP

Above 5%

03-Oct-2019

  

Sands Capital Management, LLC

Below 5%

23-Aug-2019

  

Van Herk Investments B.V.

Below 10%

23-Aug-2019

5,800,301

9.41%

  

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Above 20%

23-Aug-2019

  

Van Herk Investments B.V.

Above 10%

15-Jul-2019

  

The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

Above 5%

05-Jun-2019

2,772,024

5.08%

  

Van Herk Investments B.V.

Below 10%

20-Nov-2018

  

Sands Capital Management, LLC

Above 5%

13-Sep-2018

  

Van Herk Investments B.V.

Above 10%

08-Jun-2018

  

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Transfer of voting securities

07-Dec-2017

  

FMR LLC

Below 5%

06-Dec-2017

  

FMR LLC

Reached 10%

03-Oct-2016

  

Federated Equity Management
Company of Pennsylvania

Below 5%

20-Jul-2016

  

Johnson & Johnson

Below 5%

25-Feb-2016

  

Wellington Management Group LLP

Below 5%

27-Jan-2016

  

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Above 10%

19-Jan-2016

  

Wellington Management Group LLP

Above 5%

03-Dec-2015

  

FMR LLC

Above 5%

19-May-2015

  

The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

Below 5%

19-May-2015

  

Federated Equity Management
Company of Pennsylvania

Above 5%

14-May-2015

  

BNP Paribas Investment Partners SA

Below 5%

22-Apr-2015

  

BNP Paribas Investment Partners SA

Above 5%

30-Jan-2015

  

Delta Lloyd N.V.

Below 5%

14-Jan-2015

  

Baker Brothers

Below 5%

14-Apr-2014

  

Van Herk Investments B.V.

Above 5%

27-Dec-2013

  

Gestion Deelnemingen V B.V.

Below 5%

08-Apr-2013

  

The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

Above 5%

15-May-2012

  

Abingworth Management Limited

Below 5%

01-Mar-2012

  

Aviva plc

Below 10%

06-May-2011

  

Johnson & Johnson

Above 5%

22-Feb-2011

  

Johnson & Johnson

Above 5%

29-Oct-2010

  

Crucell N.V.

Below 5%

19-Oct-2010

  

TWE Beheer B.V.

Below 5%

19-Oct-2010

  

Apax Partners SA

Below 5%

17-Jun-2010      

  

Dorset Management Corporation

Below 5%

16-Dec-2008         

  

* Percentage calculated as per the date of the relevant transaction and taking into account the total number of outstanding shares as per such date
• Below 5% or superseded by more recent transparency notice

Last updated: 19 November 2019