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Thursday 04 March, 2010

Booker Group PLC

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 0814I
Booker Group PLC
04 March 2010
 



 

 

 

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):

CHANGE TO THE NUMBER OF VOTING RIGHTS IN ISSUE


X

 

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                                 
12,847,370*

Chase (GA Group) Nominees 
Limited                                 
73,271,612*

Chase Nominees Limited      2,429,340*

CUIM Nominee Limited           2,411,623*

*denotes direct interest 

BNP Paribas - London               1,277,627

Chase Nominees Limited        7,551,620

State Street Nominees
Limited                                     
15,371,083

Vidacos Nominees Limited      
3,649,190

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

 

02 March 2010

6. Date on which issuer notified:

 

03 March 2010


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

 

6% to 5% change at Direct 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
Voting
Rights

Number
of shares

Number of voting
rights

% of  voting rights

Direct

Direct

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

Ordinary Shares

133,255,801

133,255,801

118,809,465

90,959,945

27,849,520

5.95%

1.82%
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


118,809,495


7.77%

 

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 the revised total number of voting rights of 1,527,981,480.

14. Contact name:

 

Neil Whittaker


15. Contact telephone number:

 

01603 684420

 


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