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Tuesday 15 June, 2010

World Trust Fund

Holding(s) in Company

Holding(s) in Company

World Trust Fund

For filings with the FSA include the annex  
For filings with issuer exclude the annex
 
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
World Trust Fund
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights   X
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: iii
  Lazard Asset Management LLC
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.):(if different from 3.):iv
Mellon Trust

Morgan Guaranty – Personal Custody

State Street Bank – Master Tr – ETC

State Street Bank – Custody Master Trust

5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or
reached: v
14/06/10
6. Date on which issuer notified: 15/06/10
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached: vi, vii
18%
8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix
Class/type of
shares


if possible usingif possible using
the ISIN CODEthe 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 x
Direct Direct xi   Indirect xii Direct   Indirect
LU0483266259   11,471,830     11,271,830   18.719%
 
 
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
11,271,830 18.719%
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi

Lazard Asset Management LLC controls all the voting rights held of this issuer.

 
Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:   N/A
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:
   
14. Contact name: Legal & Compliance Department
15. Contact telephone number: 0207 448 2047
Note: Annex should only be submitted to the FSA not the issuer
Annex: Notification of major interests in sharesxxii
 
A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification obligation
Full name

(including legal form of legal entities)

  Lazard Asset Management LLC
Contact address

(registered office for legal entities)

30 Rockefeller Plaza,

57th Floor,

New York,

NY, 10112-6300

Phone number & email

0207 448 2047

laml.compliance@lazard.com

Other useful information

(at least legal representative for legal persons)

Reporting for UK issuers is undertaken on behalf of Lazard Asset Management companies by Lazard Asset Management in London
   
B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable
Full name Lazard Asset Management Limited
Contact address 50 Stratton Street

London W1J 8LL

Phone number & email

0207 448 2047

 

laml.compliance@lazard.com

Other useful information

(e.g. functional relationship with the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation)

Contact Legal & Compliance Department of Lazard Asset Management in London
 
C: Additional information
 
For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website.

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