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Monday 08 December, 2008

William Hill PLC

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 7131J
William Hill PLC
08 December 2008
 



The following notification was received on 5 December 2008 by William Hill PLC, relating to major interests in shares of William Hill PLC.


Dennis Read, Deputy Company Secretary

8 December 2008


TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares

 

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

William Hill PLC


2. Reason for the notification 

(please place an X inside the appropriate bracket/s):


An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: ( X  )


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 notification obligation:

FIL Limited (FIL)


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


Shares Held

 


Management Company

 


Nominee/Registered Name

262,300

FPM

BANK OF NEW YORK BRUSSELS

334,800

FIMHK

BERMUDA TRUST FAR EAST HK

21,400

FIL

BNP PARIBAS, PARIS ( C )

3,557,520

FIL

BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN LTD LUX

19,900

FIJ

BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN AND CO

91,600

FIL

BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN AND CO

11,200

FIL

HSBC INVST BANK LTD SEOUL

24,100

FIL

HSBC TRINKAUS UND BURKH AG

1,183,916

FII

JP MORGAN BOURNEMOUTH

927,800

FIL

JP MORGAN BOURNEMOUTH

9,597,155

FISL

JP MORGAN BOURNEMOUTH

  319,500

FPM

JP MORGAN BOURNEMOUTH

128,800

FIJ

MASTER TRUST BANK OF JAPAN

 23,500

FIL

NORDEUTSCHE LANDERSBANK

75,500

FIL

NORTHERN TRUST CO

171,300

FIL

NORTHERN TRUST LONDON

541,800

FPM

NORTHERN TRUST LONDON

71,100

FIL

STATE STR BK AND TR CO LNDN (S)

216,500

FIA(K)L

STATE STREET HONG KONG

8,900

FIL

BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN LTD IRE

134,400

FIL

JP MORGAN, BOURNEMUTH ( C )

109,600

FIJ

NOMURA TRUST AND BANKING ( C )




17,832,591


Grand Total Ordinary Shares

 

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

4 December 2008


6. Date on which issuer notified:

5 December 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 use ISIN CODE

Situation previous to the triggering transaction


Number of shares

Number of voting rights 

ISIN GB0031698896 

17,042,846

17,042,846






Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Class/type of shares 

if possible use ISIN CODE

Number of shares 

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights


Direct

Direct

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

ISIN GB0031698896 

17,832,591

17,832,591

Nil

5,12%

Nil


B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial instrument

Expiration date 

Exercise/conversion period/date

No. of voting rights that may be acquired (if the instrument exercised/ converted)

% of voting rights







Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights


of voting rights

17,832,591

5.12%


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


FIL Limited (FIL) is the parent holding company for various direct and indirect subsidiaries, including FIL Fund Management Limited (FFML), Fidelity Investment Services Ltd (FISL), FIL Gestion (FIGEST), FIL Asset Management (Korea) Limited (FIAKL), FIL Investments Management (Hong Kong) Limited (FIMHK), FIL Pension Management (FPM), Fidelity Investments Japan (FIJ) and FIL Investments International (FII), investment managers for various non-US investment companies and institutional clients.



Proxy Voting:


10. Name of proxy holder:

FIL Limited (FIL)


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

  789,745 shares


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

4 December 2008



13. Additional information:

None


14. Contact name:

   Evangelos Karatzas


15. Contact telephone number:

 Fil-regreporting@fil.com








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