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Friday 18 December, 2009

Booker Group PLC

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 3665E
Booker Group PLC
18 December 2009
 





TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi



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

attached:
 ii

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):

ON MARKET TRANSFER BETWEEN DIRECT AND INDIRECT FUNDS

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

Aviva plc & its subsidiaries   

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

Registered Holder:

 
BNY Norwich Union Nominees
Limited                           16,437,438*

Chase (GA Group) Nominees Limited     
                                       93,277,534
*
 
Chase Nominees Limited   3,613,898*
 
CUIM Nominee Limited    2,840,363*
 
*denotes direct interest       
 
BNP Paribas - London     1,534,606
 
Chase Nominees Limited   8,199,277
 
State Street Nominees Limited
                                       18,824,245
 

Vidacos Nominees Limited 
                                        4,811,672                  

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

reached:
 v

16 December 2009

6. Date on which issuer notified:

17 December 2009

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

8% to 7Change at Direct Interest Level


8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

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 x

Direct

Direct xi

Indirect xii

Direct

Indirect

Ordinary Shares


GB00B01TND91


16
3,309,824


163,309,824


1
49,539,033


1
16,169,233


3
3,369,800


7.79%


2.
24%

 


B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial
instrument

Expiration
date
 xiii

Exercise/ 
Conversion Period xiv

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 xv, xvi

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial
instrument

Exercise price

Expiration date xvii

Exercise/
Conversion period
 xviii

Number of voting rights instrument refers to


% of voting rights xix, xx








Nominal

Delta





Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

149,539,033

10.03%


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

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  1,491,498,111.

14. Contact name:

Neil Whittaker

15. Contact telephone number:

01603 684420






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