Sep 29, 2016

Transparency declaration by Norges Bank (the Central Bank of Norway): Threshold crossed


Disclosure in accordance with the provisions of the Act of 2 May 2007: Transparency law

Kortrijk, Belgium, 29 September 2016, 06:00 PM – Norges Bank, Oslo (Norway), has notified Barco (Euronext: BAR; Reuters: BARBt.BR; Bloomberg: BAR BB) it has crossed the statutory threshold of 5%, holding 658,625 shares i.e. 5.06% of Barco’s shares and voting rights as of 22 September 2016.

Content of the notification 

Notification of 23 September 2016 includes the following information: 

Categories of notification

Results of the received form

Reason for notification

Acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights

Notification by

A person that notifies alone

Persons subject to the notification requirement

Norges Bank, Bankplassen 2, P.O Box 1179 Sentrum, Oslo 0107, Norway

Date on which the threshold is crossed


Threshold that is crossed




Notified details

Previous notification: #of voting rights: 615,807

After the transaction: # of voting rights: 658,625

After the transaction: % of voting rights: 5.06%

Chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held, if applicable

Norges Bank is the central bank of Norway. As part of its central bank activities, Norges Bank manages Norway's foreign exchange reserves and is responsible for management of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The formal responsibility for management of the GPFG is placed with the Ministry of Finance, but is delegated to Norges Bank. All investments are executed by Norges Bank acting as principal and all holdings are registered in the name of Norges Bank.

Additional information

The increase in Norges Bank’s ownership to above 5% of the voting rights of Barco NV relates to an increase in shares held as collateral.


About Barco
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.029 billion euro in 2015.

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