BRUSSELS, Saturday August 9, 9:00 (CET) - In accordance with the financial transparency rules and legislation, Prudential plc. has notified Solvay that on August 7, 2014 the total participation of its various affiliates has passed the threshold of 3% of the shares issued by Solvay S.A.

The group Prudential plc. held 2,556,028 Solvay shares on August 7th, 2014. Of this holding, 1,965,904 Solvay shares are held by M&G Global Dividend Fund.

The overall holding by the group Prudential plc. amounting to a total of 2,556,028 shares are equivalent to 3.02 % of the shares issued by Solvay S.A.

The participation of the group Prudential plc. in Solvay is published in the Investor Relations Section of Solvay's websiteAs an international chemical group, SOLVAY assists industries in finding and implementing ever more responsible and value-creating solutions. Solvay generates 90% of its net sales in activities where it is among the world's top three players. It serves many markets, varying from energy and the environment to automotive and aeronautics or electricity and electronics, with one goal: to raise the performance of its clients and improve society's quality of life. The group is headquartered in Brussels, employs about 29,400 people in 56 countries and generated 9.9 billion euros in net sales in 2013. Solvay SA is listed as SOLB.BE on NYSE Euronext in Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB:BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR).