The enclosed information constitutes regulated information as defined in the Royal Decree of November 14, 2007 regarding the duties of issuers of financial instruments which have been admitted for trading on a regulated market.
Mortsel, Belgium – December 9, 2008 – 1.00 p.m. CET
According to Agfa-Gevaert NV’s bylaws, the threshold as from which a shareholding needs to be disclosed, has been set at 3%.
In conformity with the Law of May 2, 2007 regarding the disclosure of important shareholdings in listed companies, Agfa-Gevaert (Euronext: AGFB) discloses the following declaration of the situation as per December 4, 2008:
Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. (Toronto, Canada) holds a stake in Agfa-Gevaert of 6,367,527 shares or 4.94%
(Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Templeton Worldwide, Inc., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, Inc.)
Notifications of important shareholdings to be made according to the Law of
May 2, 2007 or Agfa-Gevaert NV’s bylaws, should be sent to [email protected]
This information will be posted on www.agfa.com/investorrelations.
The Agfa-Gevaert Group is one of the world’s leading companies in imaging and information technology. Agfa develops, manufactures and markets analogue and digital systems for the printing industry (Agfa Graphics), for the healthcare sector (Agfa Healthcare), and for specific industrial applications (Agfa Materials).
Agfa is headquartered in Mortsel, Belgium. The company is present in 40 countries and has agents in another 100 countries around the globe. The Agfa-Gevaert Group achieved a turnover of 3,283 million euros in 2007.