October 30, 2009 - Disclosure in accordance with the Act of 02.05.2007:


Transparency law


Pursuant to articles 15 §1 and 18 §1 of the Act of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of significant participations in listed companies, Bekaert publishes the following information:

Status as of 31 October 2009:

Basic data

Total capital:                                                                                    € 174 878 300 EUR

Total number of securities conferring voting rights:                                  19 807 435 shares

Total number of voting rights (the denominator):                                              19 807 435
(one voting right per share)

Supplementary data

Total number of debentures convertible
into securities conferring voting rights:                                                                       none

Total number of rights, whether or not reflected
by securities, to subscribe for securities
conferring voting rights yet to be issued:                                    341 518 subscription rights
                                         (each subscription right entitles the holder to one new share upon exercise)

Total number of voting rights that may result
from the exercise of such subscription rights:                                                       341 518
one voting right per new share)

Total number of shares without voting rights:                                                              none

Thresholds set by the Articles of Association

According to 14bis of the Articles of Association the provisions of Articles 6 through 17 of the Act apply not only to the legal thresholds of 5 % and of each multiple of 5%, but also to the thresholds of 3% and 7.50%.


The notifications should be transmitted to both NV Bekaert SA and the CBFA. The CBFA recommends transmitting the notifications first electronically, to the e-mail address trp.fin@cbfa.be, and subsequently – for reasons of legal certainty – by fax to no ++ 32 2 220 59 12. It is recommended to transmit notifications to NV Bekaert SA electronically as well, to the attention of pierre.schaubroeck@bekaert.com

This information is equally available on the website of Bekaert, www.bekaert.com under the caption Investors/shareholders/transparency disclosures’.