Disclosure of significant shareholding: BlackRock purchasing shares in Marine Harvest

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BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has passed five per cent ownership of Marine Harvest. 

In a stock exchange announcement Tuesday morning, BlackRock announced that it had purchased 461,902 shares and voting rights in Marine Harvest, resulting in a shareholding of 24,736,396 (5.05 per cent) shares and voting rights.

Investors are obliged to notify the financial market when they exceed five percent ownership, a so-called flag notification.

Only Geveran Trading, the National Insurance Scheme Fund and a client account in Clearstream Banking have a larger stake in Marine Harvest than BlackRock.

BlackRock has its headquarters in New York, and is the world’s largest asset manager with a total of $5,700bn under management.