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29/03/2019 Proximus 15th Listing Anniversary expand

Proximus 15th Listing Anniversary

Dominique Leroy, CEO of Proximus opened the day of trading during an Opening Bell Ceremony to celebrate Proximus’ 15th anniversary of listing.

Proximus Group is a telecommunication & ICT company operating in the Belgian and international markets, providing services to residential, enterprise and public customers. Proximus is the leading provider of telephony, internet, television and network-based ICT services in Belgium.

To find out more: https://www.proximus.com/

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26/03/2019 Launch of the European Money Week expand

Launch of the European Money Week

To kick-off the European Money Week, Wim Mijs, CEO of the European Banking Federation, rang the bell to open the markets in Brussels.

The European Banking Federation is the voice of the European banking sector, bringing together national banking associations from 45 countries. To find out more about EBF: www.ebf.eu. Twitter: @EBFeu.

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20/03/2019 Barco & WDP join the Bel 20 index expand

Barco & WDP join the Bel 20 index

The Bel 20 index by Euronext welcomed two companies: Barco, specialized in image technology and the logistics real estate company WDP. At this occasion, Charles Beauduin, Chairman of Barco’s Board of Directors & Tony De Pauw, CEO of WDP rang the bell to open the markets in Brussels.

To find out more about Barco: https://www.barco.com/en

To find out more about WDP: https://www.wdp.eu

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08/03/2019 International Women’s Day expand

International Women’s Day 2019

Chantal de Vrieze, Managing Director at Econocom Belux, rang the Bell to open the trading day in Brussels in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019. Nele van der Borght, the representative from Women in ETFs and Eglantine Eeckhout, Change Facilitator at The Shift/Global Compact Network Belgium were also on stage to give inspiring speeches related to the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day: “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’.

For the fifth consecutive year, more than 75 stock exchanges across the globe took part in global initiative ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’, to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 on Friday 8 March 2019.

The events are a partnership between IFC, Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative, UN Global Compact, UN Women, the World Federation of Exchanges and Women in ETFs, to raise awareness about the business case for women’s economic empowerment and the opportunities for the private sector to advance gender equality and sustainable development.

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01/03/2019 20th Listing Anniversary Roularta expand

Xavier Bouckaert, CEO of Roularta, opened the trading day in Brussels to celebrate the 20th Listing Anniversary of the group.

Roularta Media Group is a Belgian multimedia group, market leader in the field of magazines (Dutch/French) (general news magazines, business magazines and sports weeklies, lifestyle magazines, medical and professional magazines), local media in Flanders (free local papers, Sunday papers, lifestyle magazines and internet marketing solutions) and business television.

For more information: roularta.be

25/02/2019 Laureates of the “Rallye Boursier - Beursrally” by L’Echo & De Tijd expand

Laureates of the “Rallye Boursier - Beursrally” by L’Echo & De Tijd

Jordy Gladines, winner of the Rallye Boursier - Beursrally co-organized by L’Echo & De Tijd, rang the Bell in Brussels to close the financial markets. Frederik Delaplace, CEO of Mediafin, took this occasion to address his congratulations to the award winners.

To find out more about L’Echo: https://www.lecho.be/

To find out more about De Tijd: https://www.tijd.be/

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20/02/2019 Audiovalley lists on Euronext Brussels expand

To celebrate Audiovalley’s first trading day in Brussels, Alexandre Saboundjian, CEO, rang the bell to open the financial markets.

To find out more about Audiovalley: audiovalley.com ​​

14/02/2019 Morningstar Fund Awards 2018 expand

Morningstar Fund Awards 2018 and launch of the book “Talking About… Risks”

Robert van Beek & Paul Resnik rang the bell to celebrate the laureates of the MorningStar Fund Awards 2018 & the launch of the book “Talking About… Risks”, written in collaboration with Ben Granjé (Trends Investment Community).

For more information : acties.trends.knack.be

11/02/2019 Sequana Medical expand

Listing of Sequana Medical on Euronext Brussels

Belgian-based medtech company Sequana Medical NV (ticker symbol: SEQUA) raised €27.5 million in successful Initial Public Offering. Ian Crosbie, CEO of Sequana Medical, opens the trading day in Brussels.

Sequana Medical NV
Sequana Medical NV is a commercial stage medical device company focused on the development of innovative treatment solutions for the management of liver disease, heart failure, malignant ascites and other fluid imbalance disorders. 

Founded in Switzerland in 2006, Sequana has established its new corporate headquarters in Ghent, Belgium, in order to benefit from Belgium’s attractive healthcare ecosystem and ultimately to list on Euronext Brussels, one of the most dynamic stock exchanges in Europe for life sciences IPOs. 

For more information : sequanamedical.com

04/12/2018 Intervest’s capital increase expand

Intervest’s capital increase

Jean-Paul Sols, CEO of Intervest Offices & Warehouses, opens the trading day to celebrate the listing of new shares on Euronext Brussels.

Intervest Offices & Warehouses announced a capital increase of 100 million EUR to continue its growth strategy.

For more information: www.intervest.be

06/11/2018 275th anniversary Freshfields expand

275th anniversary of Freshfields

Vincent Macq, Managing Partner of the Brussels Office of Freshfields, rings the bell for the celebration of a double anniversary: 275 years of global existence and 30 years of presence in Belgium.

For more information : www.freshfields.com

25/10/2018 IMMOBEL retail bond issue expand

IMMOBEL celebrates retail bond issuance

Alexander Hodac, CEO of IMMOBEL, opens the trading day at the Brussels exchange to celebrate Immobel’s retail bond issuance.

In October 2018, IMMOBEL launched an initial issue of 5 or 7 years, for a maximum amount of 100 million euros. IMMOBEL herewith confirms its financial strategy of diversification of its funding sources and its commitment to pursue the development of its real estate portfolio in Europe.

For more information: www.immobelgroup.com

15/10/2018 IPO Shurgard Self-Storage expand

Listing of Shurgard Self-Storage on Euronext Brussels

Marc Oursin, CEO of Shurgard Self-Storage, opens the trading day in Brussels.

Pioneer of self-storage in Europe raises €575 million, making it the second largest newly-listed company to join Euronext Brussels over the last decade.

Shurgard Self-Storage is the largest owner and operator of self-storage facilities in Europe with 228 self-storage centres and approximately 1.2 million net rentable square meters in 7 countries: the Netherlands, France, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Denmark. 

For more information : www.shurgard.be

05/10/2018 Capital increase Leasinvest expand

Leasinvest celebrates capital increase

Michel Van Geyte, CEO of Leasinvest Real Estate, opens the trading day to celebrate the listing of new shares on Euronext Brussels.

Leasinvest Real Estate announced a capital increase for a maximum amount of EUR 84 million to continue its growth strategy and bring its debt ratio back to a level between 50% and 55%.

Listed on Euronext Brussels, Leasinvest Real Estate invests in high quality and well-located retail and office buildings in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in Belgium and in Austria.

For more information: www.leasinvest.be

24/09/2018 Green bond issuance KBC Group expand

KBC Group celebrates first green bond issuance

Hendrik Scheerlinck, CFO of KBC Group, opens the trading day at the Brussels exchange to celebrate KBC Group's green bond issuance.

In June 2018, KBC Group launched an initial issue with a term of 5 years and a value of 500 million euros and became the first Belgian financial institution to issue green bonds.

KBC Group is an integrated banking/insurance group primarily serving retail, private banking, SME and  midcap clients. KBC Group's activities are concentrated to strategic markets which include, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Ireland. KBC Group is listed on Euronext Brussels.

For more information : www.kbc.com

14/09/2018 ABM Financial News expand

ABM Financial News expands to Belgium and partners with Binck Bank

Merwin Bisseling, ABM Financial News' Managing Director, and Stijn Ceelen, Country Manager of Binck Bank Belgium, opened the trading day in Brussels to celebrate the expansion of ABM Financial News in Belgium through the opening of an office in Antwerp and the partnership between ABM and Binck in Belgium.

About ABM Financial News: www.abmfn.nl and BinckBank: www.binck.be

09/07/2018 FNG lists on Euronext Brussels expand

FNG lists on Euronext Brussels

To celebrate FNG’s first trading day in Brussels as well as their capital increase, the founders Dieter Penninckx (CEO), Anja Maes (Creative Director) and Manu Bracke (Operations Director) rang the bell to open the financial markets.

To find out more about FNG : www.fng.eu

27/06/2018 Eurocommercial Properties expand

Eurocommercial Properties lists on Euronext Brussels

To celebrate Eurocommercial Properties’ first trading day in Brussels, Jeremy Lewis, CEO, rang the bell to open the markets.

More info : https://www.eurocommercialproperties.com/

15/06/2018 argenx joins the BEL 20 expand

argenx joins the BEL 20

Euronext wad delighted to welcome argenx to celebrate their inclusion in the BEL 20 Index. CEO Tim Van Hauwermeiren, CSO Hans de Haard and CDO Torsten Dreier rang the bell to close the financial markets.

To find out more about argenx : www.argenx.com

06/06/2018 Vlerick Executive Programme in Asset Management expand

Graduation of the First Edition of Vlerick Executive Programme in Asset Management

At the occasion of the graduation of the First Edition of Vlerick Executive Programme in Asset Management, Euronext was delighted to welcome the Minister of Finance, Johan Van Overtveldt, to open the financial markets with the co-directors of the programme, David Veredas, Professor of Financial Markets, Jan Debondt, Founder Kounselor and Jan Longeval, Founder Kossaat.

This programme covers all aspects of asset management and was supported by Degroof Petercam, Candriam, AG Insurance, Belfius Investment Partners, KBC Asset Management and the Belgian Asset Management Association.

To find out more about this programme : www.vlerick.com

17/05/2018 Knowledge for Growth Conference expand

14th Knowledge for Growth Conference in Ghent

Mathias De Clercq, Senior Deputy Mayor of Ghent, opened the financial markets at the occasion of the opening of the 14th edition of Knowledge for Growth held in Ghent.

Knowledge for Growth is Europe’s finest life sciences conference providing vital insight into the global life sciences’ landscape, B2B Partnering, a trade fair with 100+ exhibitors and a scientific poster area.

To find out more about Knowledge for Growth: www.knowledgeforgrowth.be

15/05/2018 19th Bio€quity Europe Conference expand

19th Bio€quity Europe Conference in Ghent

Euronext was delighted to be opening the 19th edition of Bio€quity Europe with a remote bell ceremony in Ghent, Belgium.

Anna Chrisman (EBD Group), Dirk Rey (flanders.bio) and Eric Pierce (BioCentury) opened the financial markets at this occasion. Bio€quity Europe is the seminal industry event for financial dealmakers looking for investor-validated life science companies.

To find out more about Bio€uity Europe: www.biocentury.com

17/04/2018 20th Listing Anniversary Kinepolis expand

Kinepolis’ 20th Listing Anniversary

Eddy Duquenne and Joost Bert, CEOs of Kinepolis Group, opened the trading day in Brussels.
In Europe, Kinepolis has 50 complexes throughout Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. In addition to its cinema business, Kinepolis is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen advertising and property management.

The company is listed at Euronext Brussels with trading symbol: KIN 

To find out more about Kinepolis: corporate.kinepolis.com

05/04/2018 ATENOR list Retail Bonds expand

ATENOR’s Public Offering of Retail Bonds

Sidney D. Bens, CFO of ATENOR, opened the trading day in Brussels.

The public subscription offer launched by ATENOR for the first time mainly for retail investors (private persons) has immediately met with great success (having been subscribed more than twice over), achieving the maximum sum expected, i.e. 50 million Euro in total for the two tranches proposed.

ATENOR is listed at Euronext Brussels with trading symbol: ATEB

To find out more about ATENOR: www.atenor.be

28/03/2018 Retail Estates’ 20th Listing Anniversary expand

Retail Estates’ 20th Listing Anniversary

Jan De Nys, CEO of Retail Estates, opened the trading day in Brussels in the presence of Kara De Smet, CFO, and Koenraad Van Nieuwenburg, CIO.

Retail Estates is a public regulated real estate company ('RREC' – 'Belgian REIT') investing in out-of-town retail properties located outside the largest cities of Belgium.

Retail Estates is listed at Euronext Brussels with trading symbol: RET

To find out more about Retail Estates:   www.retailestates.com