In accordance with the rules on financial transparency*, BlackRock has notified Ageas on 13 May 2019 that, on 9 May 2019, its interest has exceeded the legal threshold of 5% of the shares issued by Ageas (in section 10A). Its current shareholding stands at 5.17%.
* article 14, paragraph 1 of the law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings us provisions.
Ageas is a listed international insurance Group with a heritage spanning 190 years. It offers Retail and Business customers Life and Non-Life insurance products designed to suit their specific needs, today and tomorrow. As one of Europe's larger insurance companies, Ageas concentrates its activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the major part of the global insurance market. It operates successful insurance businesses in Belgium, the UK, France, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore, and the Philippines through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and long term partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors. Ageas ranks among the market leaders in the countries in which it operates. It represents a staff force of over 45,000 people and reported annual inflows of over EUR 34 billion in 2018 (all figures at 100%).