Mechelen, Belgium; 8 August 2022, 22.01 CET; regulated information – Galapagos NV (Euronext & NASDAQ: GLPG) received a transparency notification from FMR LLC.
Pursuant to Belgian transparency legislation1, Galapagos received a transparency notification on 3 August 2022 from FMR LLC, who notified that it holds 3,739,645 of Galapagos’ voting rights, consisting of ordinary shares (3,707,145) and equivalent financial instruments (32,500). FMR LLC controls investment funds FIAM Holdings LLC, Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, Fidelity Management Trust Company and Strategic Advisers LLC, of which Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC increased its position to 3,300,782 voting rights, consisting of ordinary shares (3,268,282) and equivalent financial instruments (32,500), representing 5.02% of Galapagos' currently outstanding shares. Hence, this controlled undertaking of FMR LLC group individually crossed the 5% threshold. FMR LLC's holding of 3,739,645 Galapagos' voting rights now represents 5.69% of Galapagos' currently outstanding 65,728,511 shares. FMR LLC thus remains above the 5% threshold of Galapagos’ voting rights by acquisition of voting securities on 29 July 2022. 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