Publication in accordance with article 14 of the law of May 2007 regarding the publication of major shareholdings (the "Transparency Law")


Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX; OTC: ABYLY] today announced, in accordance with Article 14 of the Belgian Law of 2 May 2007 regarding the publication of major shareholdings in issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on a regulated market (the "Transparency Law"), that it received a notification of shareholdings from FMR LLC on 13 June 2017

FMR LLC (taking into account the holdings of its subsidiary undertakings) currently holds a total of 5,620,583 Ablynx shares, representing 9.19% of the current 61,133,199 outstanding Ablynx shares, slightly increased from 9.14% previously.


FMR LLC has notified Ablynx that the shareholding in Ablynx held through financial instruments by FMR Co., Inc., a subsidiary of Fidelity Management & Research Company, which itself is a subsidiary of FMR LLC (the ultimate parent company), has dropped below the 3% threshold as of 9 June 2017.


According to the notification, FMR Co., Inc.'s holding of Ablynx shares and voting rights through financial instruments has decreased to 1,827,367 shares, corresponding to 2.99% of the current 61,133,199 outstanding Ablynx shares (versus 3.35% in the previous notification on 28 December 2016).


The holdings attributable to FMR LLC arise from holdings of various undertakings for collective investment that are managed by FMR Co., Inc., Fidelity Institutional Asset Management Trust Company and FIAM LLC, each of which are entities that are subsidiaries of, and controlled by, FMR LLC. These undertakings for collective investment have granted FMR LLC discretionary power to vote the securities in accordance with the FMR LLC board proxy voting policy. FMR LLC is not a controlled undertaking.


Full versions of all transparency notifications are available on Ablynx website, under the section Investors.



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