TESSENDERLO, Belgium--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News:
April 19th, 2017, 6 pm CET
1. Summary of the notification
X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE, listed on Euronext Paris, has received on 12 April 2017 a transparency notification dated 11 April 2017. This transparency notification indicates that upon first admission to trading of X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE’s shares, Roland Duchâtelet, Françoise Chombar, Rudi De Winter, Xtrion NV on the one hand and the State Financial Secretary of Sarawak, Malaysia and Sarawak Technology Holdings Sdn. Bhd. on the other hand together hold 61.74% of the voting rights of the company. This publication is made by X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE pursuant to the Belgian law of 2 May 2007 on disclosure of major holdings.
2. Content of the notification
The notification dated 11 April 2017 contains the following information:
Reason for the notification
Holding of voting securities upon first admission to trading
- A parent undertaking or a controlling person;
- Persons acting in concert.
Persons subject to the notification requirement
- State Financial Secretary, Sarawak;
- Sarawak Technology Holdings Sdn. Bhd.;
- Roland Duchâtelet;
- Françoise Chombar;
- Rudi De Winter;
- Xtrion NV.
Persons that dispose of voting rights
Threshold that is crossed (in %)
- Notified details
|A) Voting rights||Previous notification||After the transaction|
|# of voting rights||# of voting rights||% of voting rights|
|Holders of voting rights||Linked to securities||Not linked to the securities||Linked to securities||Not linked to the securities|
|State Financial Secretary, Sarawak||0||0.00%|
|Sarawak Technology Holdings Sdn. Bhd.||18,248,694||13.95%|
|Rudi De Winter||37,716||0.03%|
|Stichting Administratiekantoor XPEQT||0||0.00%|
|X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE||0||0.00%|
|X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG||149,748||0.11%|
- Chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held
State Financial Secretary, Sarawak holds all shares in Sarawak Technology Holdings Sdn. Bhd., which in turn holds 13.95% in X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE. Xtrion NV holds 46.75% of the shares in X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE and can currently be considered to control de facto the latter. Xtrion NV's shares are owned by Stichting Administratiekantoor Xpeqt (99.99%), Roland Duchâtelet and Rudi De Winter. Stichting Administratiekantoor Xpeqt is owned by Sensinnovat BVBA (wich is jointly controlled by Rudi De Winter and Françoise Chombar) and by Elex NV (which is fully controlled by Roland Duchâtelet). Elex NV, Roland Duchâtelet, Rudi De Winter and Françoise Chombar also directly own shares in X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE. X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE and holds 0.1% shares in its mother company.
- Additional information
On 5 April 2017, Xtrion NV and Sarawak Technology Holdings Sdn. Bhd. entered into a shareholders' agreement relating to X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE. This shareholders agreement provides for the allocation of directors seats and voting commitments in the shareholders' meeting relating to the long-term policy of X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE. Xtrion NV and Sarawak Technology Holdings Sdn. Bhd. could therefore be considered to be acting in concert.
The notification can be consulted on the website of X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE via this link:
About X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE
X-FAB is one of the world’s leading specialty foundry groups for analog/mixed-signal semiconductor technologies, providing manufacturing and design support services for customers that design analog/mixed signal Integrated Circuits (“ICs”). The company manufactures customized analog/mixed-signal ICs for use in a variety of applications, with a focus on the automotive, industrial and medical end markets. Unlike some of the larger foundries in the IC market, X-FAB’s focus on producing highly customized analog/mixed-signal ICs typically leads to smaller production volumes that require more engineering input per unit with significant value added for its customers. Moreover, the company has extensive experience in the fast growing segment of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (“MEMS”), having invested in it over the last 20 years, and is a pioneer in 150mm silicon carbide (“SiC”) foundry services.
X-FAB is a global company operating six wafer manufacturing sites in Germany, France, Malaysia and the United States, with current aggregate production capacity of approximately 94,000 200mm equivalent wafer starts per month.