Article 8:6 of the Royal Decree of 29 April 2019, which implements the new Belgian Code of Companies and Associations as of 01/01/2020, stipulates that any disposal of own shares has to be made public.In application of this Article, Umicore declares that following the exercise of stock options by its employees within the framework of the Umicore Incentive Stock Option Plan, it has since 01/01/2020 disposed of Umicore shares OTC in view of deliveries of these shares to the relevant employees. Umicore also disposed of own shares in the context of share grants to the Management and Supervisory Board.Please find below the overview of the transactions for the period 14/09/2020 – 18/09/2020:Date and time of disposal Incentive Stock Option PlanNumber of disposed sharesExercise price (€) 14/09/2020 9:02ISOP 20171,000 25.500 15/09/2020 15:49ISOP 20142,000 16.143 17/09/2020 12:15ISOP 2016500 16.632 The complete overview of all disposals of own shares by Umicore since 01/01/2020 can be found here.For more informationInvestor RelationsEvelien Goovaerts +32 2 227 78 38 email@example.comEva Behaeghe +32 2 227 70 68 firstname.lastname@example.orgAurélie Bultynck +32 2 227 74 34 email@example.com
As previously announced on 31 July 2020, the Supervisory Board approved a gross interim dividend of € 0.25 per share (ISIN BE0974320526). This represents a dividend of € 0.175 net of withholding tax.The interim dividend will be paid out on Tuesday 25 August 2020.The share will be traded ex coupon as from Friday 21 August 2020. The record date will be Monday 24 August 2020.The System Paying Agent designated for the payment of the 2020 interim dividend is:KBC Bank Havenlaan / Avenue du Port, 2 1080 BrusselsMore information can be found on: http://www.umicore.com/en/investors/share-information/dividend-information/ For more informationInvestor RelationsEva Behaeghe +32 2 227 70 68 firstname.lastname@example.org
The maker of catalytic converters and battery materials for carmakers said its adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) rose to 243 million euros ($289.1 million) from 240 million, topping the 224 million expected by analysts in a company-provided poll. "Despite the brutal effects on society and industry of the COVID-19 pandemic, Umicore showed great resilience and turned in a solid performance in the first half of 2020," CEO Marc Grynberg said. Umicore, which is active in the energy, automotive and recycling sectors, said its recycling business benefited from increased activity levels, high metal prices, and favourable trading conditions.