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Monday 01 June, 2009

Booker Group PLC

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 1220T
Booker Group PLC
01 June 2009
 






TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES


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

  

 

BOOKER GROUP 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 qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached

 


An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments

 


An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 


Other (please specify):

  

 


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


 

AVIVA PLC & ITS SUBSIDIARIES

 

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


REGISTERED HOLDER:

 

BNY NORWICH UNION NOMINEES LIMITED             

20,444,344*

 

CHASE GA GROUP NOMINEES LIMITED

106,244,077*

 

CHASE NOMINEES LIMITED

4,525,168*

 

CUIM NOMINEE LIMITED

11,110,000*

 

*  DENOTES DIRECT INTEREST

 

BNP PARIBAS - LONDON

676,892

 

CHASE NOMINEES LIMITED

6,245,771

 

STATE STREET NOMINEES LIMITED

9,132,069

 

VIDACOS NOMINEES LIMITED

5,686,352

 

 

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


28 MAY 2009

 

6. Date on which issuer notified:


29 MAY 2009

 

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


10% TO 11% CHANGE AT COMBINED INTEREST LEVEL

  

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

V
oting
Rights

Number
of shares

Number of voting
rights

% of voting rights

Direct

Direct

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

 

 150,288,471

150,288,471

142,323,589 

142,323,589 

21,741,084 

9.56% 

1.46% 

 ORDINARY SHARES

GB00B01TND91


B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial
instrument

Expiration
date

Exercise/ 
Conversion 
Period

Number of voting
rights that may be

acquired if the

instrument is

exercised/ converted.


% of voting
rights

 

 

 

 

 


C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial
instrument

Exercise 
price

Expiration 
date

Exercise/
Conversion 

period

Number of voting 
rights instrument 
refers to

% of voting rights


 

 

 

 

 

Nominal

Delta


 

 


Total (A+B+C)


Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

 164,064,673

 

11.02%

 


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

 

The voting rights are managed and controlled by Aviva Investors Global Services Limited, with the following chain of controlled undertakings:-

 

Aviva Investors Global Services Limited:

 

  • Aviva plc (Parent Company)
  • Aviva Group Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva plc)
  • Aviva Investors Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Group Holdings Limited)
  • Aviva Investors Global Services Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Investors Holdings Limited) 


Proxy Voting:


10. Name of the proxy holder:


 SEE SECTION 4

 

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:


 FIGURES ARE BASED ON A TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTING RIGHTS OF 1,488,679,080

 

14. Contact name:


DIANE THIRKETTLE

 

15. Contact telephone number:


 01603 687803



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