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Booker Group PLC (BOK)

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Wednesday 14 April, 2010

Booker Group PLC

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 2065K
Booker Group PLC
14 April 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


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):

 


No

 

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

 

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and its group

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

 

See additional information under 13

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

 

13 April 2010

6. Date on which issuer notified:

 

14 April 2010

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

 

Above the threshold of 5%

 

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


GB00B01TND91

N/A

N/A

340,000

340,000

81,356,867

0.023%

5.445%


 

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

 

CFD






852,741

Nominal

Delta

 


0.057%


 

Total (A+B+C)

 

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights


82,549,608


5.525%

 

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

 

 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. which through intermediate holding companies controls the voting rights of Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. and Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd, which itself controls the voting rights of Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd, Threadneedle International Ltd and Threadneedle Pensions Ltd.

 

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:

 

Registered Owner
Chase Nominees Ltd A/c 41407 8,391,751
Morgan Stanley Nominees Limited A/c 36199142 800,000
Morgan Stanley Nominees Limited A/c04F607602 52,741
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 05577 593,000
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 05576 6,220,000
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 07197 340,000
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10479 41,300
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 07203 240,000
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 21667 76,500
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 34789 540,000
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10469 3,188,841
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10496 14,095,780
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 104492 7,858,353
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10491 30,608,582
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10488 1,600,000
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10489 4,982,760
Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10490 2,920,000

14. Contact name:

 

Company Secretary, Threadneedle Group

15. Contact telephone number:

 

+44(0)20 7464 5000

 


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