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AVIVA PLC AND AVIVA INVESTORS GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED PROVIDE NOTIFICATION OF A 5.02% SHAREHOLDING IN ABLYNX

GHENT, Belgium, March 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- REGULATED INFORMATION

Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] 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 Aviva plc and Aviva Investors Global Services Limited.

The above shareholders notified that they have exceeded the 5% threshold and now hold 2,714,836 Ablynx shares (as compared to a 3.04% holding on 30 October 2013), which represent 5.02% of the current 54,130,105 outstanding shares of Ablynx.

The voting rights are managed and controlled by Aviva Investors Global Services Limited, with the following chain of controlled undertakings: Aviva plc (Parent Company), Aviva Group Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva plc), Aviva Investors Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Group Holdings Limited), Aviva Investors Global Services Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Investors Holdings Limited).

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

For more information, please contact Ablynx:
Dr Edwin Moses
CEO
t: +32 (0)9 262 00 07
m: +44 (0)7771 954 193 /
+32 (0)473 39 50 68
e: edwin.moses@ablynx.com

Marieke Vermeersch
Associate Director Investor Relations
t: +32 (0)9 262 00 82
m: +32 (0)479 49 06 03
e: marieke.vermeersch@ablynx.com

Ablynx media relations Consilium Strategic Communications:
Mary-Jane Elliott, Jonathan Birt, Chris Welsh, Lindsey Neville
t: +44 203 709 5700
e: ablynx@consilium-comms.com

Pdf version of the press release http://hugin.info/137912/R/1898961/674514.pdf

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Source: Ablynx