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Publication on September 13, 2016, 6.30pm CET
Regulated information
EVS Broadcast Equipment S.A.: Euronext Brussels (EVS.BR), Bloomberg (EVS BB), Reuters (EVSB.BR)
(Article 14, first paragraph, of the Law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings)

EVS Broadcast Equipment has received a transparency notification dated September 9, 2016 indicating that Degroof Petercam Asset Management SA now holds, by virtue of the acquisition of shares on September 7, 2016, 3.21% of the voting rights of the company. Degroof Petercam Asset Management SA has therefore crossed up the threshold of 3%.

The notification, dated September 9, 2016, contains the following information:

Reason for the notification: acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights
Notification by: a person that notifies alone
Persons subject to the notification requirement: Degroof Petercam Asset Management SA - Rue Guimard 18, 1040 Brussels
Transaction date: September 7, 2016
Threshold that is crossed (in %): 3%
Denominator: 13,625,000

Notified details:

A) Voting rights Previous notification After the transaction
  # voting rights # voting rights % voting rights
Holders of voting rights   Linked to securities Not linked to the securities Linked to securities Not linked to the securities
Degroof Petercam Asset Management SA   436,746   3.21%  
  TOTAL436,746 3.21% 

Chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held (translation from the notification made in French):
Degroof Petercam Asset Management SA has been mandated to exercise the voting rights attached to the shares held by Argenta Pensioenspaarfonds, Argenta Pensioenspaarfonds Defensive, Petercam Balanced Defensive Growth, Petercam Balanced Dynamic Growth, Petercam Horizon B Balanced Conservative, Petercam Equities Belgium, Degroof Equities Belgium Active, Petercam Horizon B Equities Belgium Plus and Petercam Horizon B Equities Belgium Active. Degroof Petercam Asset Management SA may exercize the voting rights at its discretion, in the absence of specific instructions. Degroof Petercam Asset Management SA is controlled by Banque Degroof Petercam SA.

Additional information (translation from the notification made in French):
Bank Degroof Petercam SA uses the exemption of the obligation to aggregate shareholdings (cf. art. 21 of the Royal Decree of 14/02/2008 concerning the disclosure of large shareholdings).

This press release and the notification are available on the EVS website (

Shareholders must declare their ownership in EVS shares as soon as their shareholding passes over/under the 3% threshold (required by Company Statutes) and any multiple of 5% thresholds (required by Belgian Law). Notifications of important shareholdings to be made according to the Law of May 2, 2007 and the EVS's bylaws, should be sent to the company (by email [email protected] or fax +32 4 361 7089   ) and to the FSMA. The current number of shares (denominator) to be taken into account is 13,625,000 shares.

EVS is globally recognized as the technology leader for live video production. The company introduced Live Slow Motion replay in 1994, and has continued to build on its reputation for quality and reliability with solutions that enhance live sports, entertainment and news content. Innovations - such as the C-Cast multimedia platform and DYVI IT-based switcher - are raising the bar for live production enrichment, management and distribution. Broadcasters, rights owners, producers and venues alike use EVS to maximize the value of their productions and increase revenue streams. The company is headquartered in Belgium with around 500 employees in offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America, and provides sales and technical support to more than 100 countries. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, please visit

For more information, please contact:


Yvan ABSIL, Senior Vice President, CFO
Geoffroy d'OULTREMONT, Vice President Investor Relations & Corporate Communication
EVS Broadcast Equipment S.A., Liege Science Park, 13 rue du Bois Saint-Jean, B-4102 Seraing, Belgium
Tel: +32 4 361 70 14   .  E-mail: [email protected];

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the business, financial condition, and results of operations of EVS and its affiliates. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of EVS' management are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or performance of the Company to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties relate to changes in technology and market requirements, the company's concentration on one industry, decline in demand for the company's products and those of its affiliates, inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications, and loss of market share and pressure on pricing resulting from competition which could cause the actual results or performance of the company to differ materially from those contemplated in such forward-looking statements. EVS undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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