(Article 14, paragraph 1 of the Belgian Law of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of significant shareholdings in listed companies)

Brussels, May 2nd 2017, 18.00 hrs

1. Summary of the notification

On April 27 2017, Zetes Industries S.A. has received a transparency notification, stating that, following the acquisition of shares on 27 April 2017, Panasonic Corporation now holds 57.01% of the company’s voting rights. It has therefore crossed the 55% threshold.

2.    Content of the notification

The declaration dated 27 April 2017 contains the following information:

  • Reason for the notification:
    Acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights
  • Notification made by:
    A parent undertaking or a controlling person
  • Person(s) subject to the notification requirement:
  • Party disposing of voting rights:
  • Date of transaction:
  • Threshold crossed (in %):
  • Denominator:
  • Details of the notification:
  • Complete chain of controlled companies through which the shareholding is actually held (if applicable)

Zetes Industries SA is directly and indirectly (via Zephir Corporation SA) controlled by Panasonic Holding (Netherlands) B.V.

Zephir Corporation is wholly owned by Panasonic Holding (Netherlands) B.V. Panasonic Holding (Netherlands) B.V. is (directly and indirectly) wholly owned by Panasonic Corporation

Panasonic Corporation is not a controlled entity

3. Miscellaneous

This press release can be viewed on the website of Zetes Industries SA via the link  http://investors.zetes.com/regulated-communications.

Contact person(s):
Financial Communications Manager
Sarah Dheedene
T +32 2 728 37 48  .
E sarah.dheedene@zetes.com

4. About Zetes

Zetes is an international corporation specialising in the provision of identification and mobility solutions. By using the latest technologies, Zetes enables its customers improve the speed and quality of their process execution and increase data accuracy, which in turn helps them to remain at the forefront of their industries. That's what makes Zetes both a pioneer and a market leader at the same time.

The Zetes Group is based in Brussels and has more than 1100 employees in 21 countries across EMEA. In 2016, its turnover was €253.4 million. More information: www.zetes.com