Information document 2008



This document (the “Information Document”) is prepared and is made available pursuant to article 66 of the Law of 16 June 2006 regarding the public offering of financial instruments and the admission to listing of financial instruments on a regulated market (the “Prospectus Law”), implementing the provisions of article 10 of the Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 November 2003 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading and amending Directive 2001/34/EC (the “Prospectus Directive”) into Belgian law. The Information Document has not been prepared and is not made available, and cannot be relied on, for any other purposes.

This Information Document is prepared by NV Bekaert SA on an annual basis and provides an overview of the information that has been published or has otherwise been made available to the public by NV Bekaert SA between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2008 in one or more member states of the European Economic Area and in third countries in compliance with its obligations under community or national laws and rules dealing with the regulation of securities, company law, issuers of securities and securities markets. 

 

Date   Title 

Annual reports
   
18/04/08 Annual report 2007   
18/04/08 Shareholders' guide 2007 

Periodic reports
15/02/08 Fourth quarter trading update 2007 
14/03/08 Annual results 2007 - Press release 
14/03/08 Annual results 2007 - Presentation
14/05/08 First quarter trading update 2008 
01/08/08 Half year results 2008 - Press release 
01/08/08 Half year results 2008 - Presentation 
07/11/08 Third quarter trading update 2008  

Press releases
08/01/08 Bekaert to issue € 100 million in 5-year notes 
18/01/08 Bekaert invests in Lipetsk Special Economic Zone (Russia) 
15/02/08 Fourth quarter trading update 2007  
18/02/08 Bekaert to acquire full ownership of Beksa (Turkey) 
14/03/08 Annual results 2007 
14/05/08 First quarter trading update 2008 

14/05/08

General Meeting of Shareholders
26/05/08 Ansteel and Bekaert announce partnership 
04/06/08 Bekaert announces intention to sell its Diamond-like Carbon coating activities 
06/06/08 Ansteel and Bekaert build plant in Chongqing 
26/06/08 Bekaert reorganizes steel cord activities in Belgium 
01/08/08 Half year results 2008 
15/09/08 Transparency law 
08/10/08 Bekaert further consolidates activities in Latin America 
21/10/08 Notification of participations as of 1 September 2008
31/10/08 Transparency law
03/11/08 Transparency law - Barclays
03/11/08 Transparency law - SAK Bekaert
07/11/08 Third quarter trading update 2008
10/12/08 Transparency law - Barclays
12/12/08 Bekaert reorganizes steel wire activities in Belgium
23/12/08 Transparency law

Legal publications
02/01/08 Change in the total number of shares and voting rights: cancellation of 46 985 own shares acquired by the company
06/03/08 Change in the total number of shares and voting rights: cancellation of 161 000 own shares acquired by the company
19/03/08 Power of attorney for the Special General Meeting of Shareholders
19/03/08 Notice of Special General Meeting of Shareholders of 16 April 2008
19/03/08 Special report of the Board of Directors to the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of 16 April 2008
19/03/08 Power of attorney for the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of 16 April 2008
19/03/08 Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of 16 April 
16/04/08 Minutes of the Special General Meeting of Shareholders of 16 April 
16/04/08 Power of attorney for the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of 14 May 2008
16/04/08 Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of 14 May
16/04/08 CV Dr Alan Begg
16/04/08 Power of attorney for the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of 14 May 2008
16/04/08 Notice of Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of 14 May 2008
23/04/08 Special report of the Board of Directors of 22 April 2008 pursuant to Article 596 of the Companies Code (in Dutch)
23/04/08 Special report of the Board of Directors of 22 April 2008 pursuant to Article 583 of the Companies Code (in Dutch)
23/04/08 Change in the total number of potential future voting rights: issue of 76 400 subscription rights
16/05/08 Resolutions of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of 14 May 2008
16/05/08 Minutes of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of 14 May 2008
16/05/08 Payment of dividend for the financial year 2007
11/07/08 Change in the number of shares and effective voting rights and in the number of subscription rights and potential future voting rights: listing of 95 074 new shares

Other (including presentations)
2008 Financial calendar 2008
2008 Presentation on the Bekaert strategy
22/02/08 Capital market event February 2008 - Address by Baron Buysse, Chairman (ppt)
22/02/08 Strategy review and business update (ppt)
22/02/08 Trading update (ppt)
22/02/08 Regionalizing Wire (ppt)
22/02/08 Growing steel cord markets (ppt)
22/02/08 R&D, engine for growth (ppt)
14/03/08 Presentation on the Annual results 2007
01/08/08 Presentation on the half year results 2008

 

This Information Document is established on 31 December 2008.

The information referred to in this Information Document may no longer be up to date at the date hereof and may no longer be accurate or complete. Moreover, other or more recent information may have been published after the date on which the overview of the Information Document has been closed. The company, nor any other person, assumes any responsibility, or gives any express or implied warranty, regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information included in this Information Document.

This Information Document does not constitute an offer to sell or an invitation to submit an offer to purchase shares or other securities of NV Bekaert SA. When considering investing in NV Bekaert SA, potential investors should rely on their own judgment and investigations regarding the company and the modalities of such shares and securities.

All documents referred to in this Information Document can be consulted on the website of NV Bekaert SA ( www.bekaert.com ) or are available at the following address:

NV Bekaert SA
Investor Relations
President Kennedypark 18
B-8500 Kortrijk (Belgium)