PARIS Jan 25 U.S. asset manager BlackRock
has a stake of just over 5 percent of French bank
Societe Generale, French market regulator AMF said on
The disclosure was made after BlackRock's holding - acquired
on and off the market - rose above the 5 percent threshold at
which such disclosures are mandatory.
On behalf of clients and funds under management, BlackRock
now has a 5.002 percent stake in SocGen and 4.48 percent of
voting rights in the group, according to the AMF filing.
A BlackRock spokesman in London said the asset manager did
not comment on individual company holdings.