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Booker Group PLC (BOK)

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Wednesday 21 January, 2009

Booker Group PLC

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 0194M
Booker Group PLC
21 January 2009

TR-1:   notification of major interests in shares 

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

Booker plc

2. Reason for the notification   (please tick the appropriate box or boxes)

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights 

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): Disclosure of holdings following the acquisition, by Lloyds Banking Group plc, of HBOS plc. This notification supersedes any notifications previously issued by Lloyds TSB Group plc and/or HBOS plc.

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

Lloyds Banking Group plc

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

See Section 9.

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

16 January 2009

6. Date on which issuer notified:

20 January 2009

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

Direct 3%

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 

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of Shares 

Number of Voting Rights viii

Number of shares 

Number of voting rights ix

% of voting rights


Direct  x

Indirect xi



Ord 1p Shares









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



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

45,977,478 shares (5.120%) are under the control of Uberior Investments plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of Scotland plc which also owns 13,385,208 shares (0.899%), a wholly owned subsidiary of HBOS plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds Banking Group plc (Direct Interests).

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:

Notification using the total voting rights figure of


14. Contact name:

  Kenny Melville

15. Contact telephone number:

  0131 243 8671


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