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Tuesday 25 November, 2008

Thorntons PLC

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 9274I
Thorntons PLC
25 November 2008
 




TR-1(i)NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached (ii):

THORNTONS PLC


2. Reason for the notification (please state Yes/No): ( )


An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: ( Yes )


An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: ( )


An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: ( )


Other (please specify) : ( )


3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation (iii):

Morgan Stanley


4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (iv):


5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different) (v):

  24 November 2008

6. Date on which issuer notified:

25 November 2008


7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

5%


8. Notified details:

……………..



A: Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE

Situation previous to the Triggering transaction (vi)



Number of shares

Number of voting Rights (viii)

Ordinary 10p shares

Below 3%

Below 3%



Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (vii)


Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE

Number of shares 

Number of voting rights (ix)

% of voting rights



Direct

Direct (x)

Indirect (xi)

Direct

Indirect

Ordinary 10p shares

 3,462,032

 3,462,032


 5.06%




B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (xii)


Type of financial instrument

Expiration Date (xiii)



Exercise/Conversion Period/ Date (xiv)


Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted.

% of voting rights










Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

3,462,032

5.06%


9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable (xv):


Morgan Stanley Co International Plc


Proxy Voting:


10. Name of the proxy holder:

……………..


11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

……………..


12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:

……………..

13. Additional information:

……………..

14. Contact name:

Mark R. Henson - Company Secretary

15. Contact telephone number: 01773 542384


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