Nyrstar: Publication of a transparency notification

Regulated Information

(Article 14, first paragraph, of the Belgian Act of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of major shareholdings)

14 February 2017 at 19.00 CET

Summary of the transparency notification

Nyrstar NV (the "Company") announces today that on 13 February 2017 it has received a transparency notification from BlackRock, Inc.

Pursuant to the aforementioned notification, undertakings controlled by BlackRock, Inc.:

  • hold 1,233,688 voting rights of the Company, representing 1.32% of the outstanding voting rights in the Company; and
  • can acquire 4,423,761 voting rights of the Company after exercise of equivalent financial instruments, representing 4.73% of the outstanding voting rights in the Company.

As a result, a total of 5,657,449 voting rights, representing 6.05% of the outstanding voting rights in the Company, have been notified by BlackRock, Inc. pursuant to the Belgian Act of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of major shareholdings.

Content of the transparency notification

The notification dated 13 February 2017 contains the following information:

  • Reason for the notification

    Acquisition or disposal of financial instruments that are treated as voting securities
  • Notification by

    A parent undertaking or a controlling person
  • Date on which the threshold is crossed

    10 February 2017
  • Treshold that is crossed

  • Denominator

  • Additional information

    The transparency declaration included the following additional information:

    "The disclosure obligation arose due to financial instruments holding for BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited going below 3%"


This press release can be consulted on the website of Nyrstar via http://www.nyrstar.com/investors/en/news/Pages/news.aspx .

Contact person for questions on the transparency press release, the notification and the shareholder structure of the Company: Company Secretary, company.secretary@nyrstar.com .

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About Nyrstar
Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business, with a market leading position in zinc and lead, and growing positions in other base and precious metals, which are essential resources that are fuelling the rapid urbanisation and industrialisation of our changing world. Nyrstar has mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, the Americas and Australia and employs approximately 5,000 people. Nyrstar is incorporated in Belgium and has its corporate office in Switzerland. Nyrstar is listed on Euronext Brussels under the symbol NYR. For further information please visit the Nyrstar website: www.nyrstar.com .

For further information contact:
Anthony Simms     Group Manager Investor Relations     T: +41 44 745 8157     M: +41 79 722 2152     E: anthony.simms@nyrstar.com
Franziska Morroni   Group Manager Corporate Communications   T: +41 44 745 8295   M: +41 79 719 2342    E: franziska.morroni@nyrstar.com

The full press release can be downloaded from the following link:

Press Release (English)
Press Release (Dutch)

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Source: Nyrstar via GlobeNewswire