KBC Groep (BE) – Disclosure pursuant to transparency legislation in relation to notifications KBC Group

Disclosure pursuant to transparency legislation in relation to notifications KBC Group

Regulated information* – 19 February 2010 (7.00 p.m. CET)

New notification received by KBC Group NV

Pursuant to the transparency legislation in relation to notifications, KBC Group NV hereby makes public that it has received two shareholding notifications of the following shareholder:

Notification received from. Details Notification concerns situation on: Number of ordinary shares % of voting rights
BlackRock Inc. In December 2009 the Barclays Global Investors (BGI) business was acquired by BlackRock Inc. The combined holdings of BlackRock Inc and the former BGI surpass the reporting threshold (> 3%). 1 December 2009 12 264 598 3.43%
BlackRock Inc. Update of shareholding leading to downward crossing of threshold (< 3%) 2 February 2010 10 709 212 2.99%

The notifications can be found on www.kbc.com/investor relations/Shareholder structure.

Update of data in order to allow shareholders of KBC Group NV to do the necessary notifications

The update relates to the number of ordinary shares of KBC Group NV (one ordinary share = one voting right).

As a consequence of a capital increase reserved exclusively for the personnel of KBC Group NV and some of its subsidiaries, the number of ordinary shares of KBC Group NV increased by
165 303 (or 0.046%), to 357 918 125 on 31 December 2009. To date, this number is still unchanged.

The most recent information relating to the number of shares of KBC Group NV is also available on www.kbc.com.

* This news item contains information that is subject to the transparency regulations for listed companies.

HUGIN /Source: KBC Groep /BXS: KBC /ISIN: BE0003565737


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