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Friday 05 June, 2009

Great Portland Ests.

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 4554T
Great Portland Estates PLC
05 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:

  Great Portland Estates plc


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


An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

Yes 


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

 No


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

No 


An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

No 


Other (please specify):

  

 


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


(1)  VII Trade International Limited
(2)  Westbrook Real Estate Fund VII, L.P.
(3)  Westbrook Realty Management VII, L.L.C.
(4)  Infinity Funding Holdings, L.L.C
(5)  The Westbrook Group, L.L.C.
(6)  Paul D. Kazilionis

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


 N/A

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


 3 June 2009

6. Date on which issuer notified:


 4 June 2009

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


 3 per cent.

  

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

 ISIN Code:

 4,893,469

 4,893,469

 6,443,663

 6,443,663

 N/A

 3.56

 N/A

 GB00B01FLL18

The shares are held directly by VII Trade International Limited and indirectly by each of Westbrook Real Estate Fund VII L.P., Westbrook Realty Management VII L.L.C., Infinity Funding Holdings, L.L.C., The Westbrook Group, L.L.C. and Paul D. Kazilionis.

 

 

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

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A


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


 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

Nominal

Delta


 N/A

 N/A


Total (A+B+C)


Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

 6,443,663

 3.56%


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

 

Paul D. Kazilionis owns and controls The Westbrook Group, L.L.C., which owns and controls Infinity Funding Holdings, L.L.C., which is the managing member of Westbrook Realty Management VII, L.L.C. Westbrook Realty Management VII L.L.C. is the general partner of Westbrook Real Estate Fund VII, L.P. which owns a majority of the shares in and controls VII Trade International Limited (the purchaser of the voting rights).


Proxy Voting:


10. Name of the proxy holder:


 N/A

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


 N/A

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


 N/A


13. Additional information:


This notification arises from a series of transactions.

14. Contact name:


Mark Donnor (1)
Kashif Z. Sheikh (2)
 

15. Contact telephone number:


(1) +44 (0)20 7659 9452
(2) + 212 849 8800



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