Unclaimed NBB shares
Total number of escheated NBB shares reaches 513.
As stipulated in the Law of 14 December 2005 on the dematerialisation of bearer securities, the Bank has put up for sale bearer shares that had not been presented for conversion by 31 December 2014. This sale covers the 513 above-mentioned shares, which started to be sold off on the regulated market on 25 February 2015. The sale process must be closed by 30 November 2015. All related social rights (dividend and voting rights) shall be transferred to the buyer.
From 1 January 2016 onwards, holders of an old bearer share can go to the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (Deposit and Consignment Office) to receive the exchange value of their sold shares or take back their shares if not sold, subject to payment of a fine equal to 10 % of the amount in question, calculated per year of delay after the due date of 31 December 2015. Shareholders shall only receive this exchange value, unless there are any shareholdings left unsold, in which case they are given the share(s) along with the associated participation rights.
As from 1 January 2026, any unclaimed shares (with all associated shareholder participation rights) are handed over to the Belgian State, unless the Bank has decided to buy back the shares in question.