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Monday 25 July, 2011

Booker Group PLC

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 0039L
Booker Group PLC
25 July 2011
 



 

 

 

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):

  Proxy Voting


X

 

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

 

BT Pension Scheme Trustees Limited as trustee of the BT Pension Scheme.  See Section 9 for further information.

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

 

Hermes Equity Ownership Services Limited

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

 


1 July 2011

6. Date on which issuer notified:

 

4 July 2011

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

 

2%

 

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


B01TND9


48,165,805


48,165,805


N/A


N/A


45,575,805


N/A


2.9720%

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


45,575,805


2.9720%

 

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

BT Pension Scheme Trustees Limited, as trustee of the BT Pension Scheme ("BTPS") is the parent undertaking of Britel Fund Nominees Limited and Britel Fund Trustees Limited, which is the parent undertaking of Hermes Fund Managers Limited ("HFML").  HFML is the parent undertaking of:

 

1.  Hermes Equity Ownership Services Limited ("HEOS") (voting rights: 2.9720%)*

 

* This notification is also being made in respect of HEOS, which is an indirect holder of shares for the purpose of DTR 5.2.1(h).  The voting rights include the following: (i) all of the voting rights of the underlying clients of HEOS for whom it provides voting services; (ii) all of the voting rights attaching to the direct shareholding of BTPS; (iii) all of the voting rights attaching to shares managed by HIML; and (iv) the voting rights attaching to the direct shareholding of BTPS that are managed by HSL.

 

Please see Section 13 for further information.

 

Proxy Voting:

 

10. Name of the proxy holder:

 

See Comment in Section 13.

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

 

See Comment in Section 13.

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

 

See Comment in Section 13.

 

13. Additional information:

 

HEOS hold the voting rights under a standing proxy contained in agreements for the provision of voting services to various underlying clients for the purposes of DTR 5.2.1(h), which includes all of the shares owned directly by BTPS, all of the voting rights attaching to shares managed by HIML and the voting rights attaching to the direct shareholding of BTPS that are managed by HSL.

 

All voting rights held on behalf of the above entities are aggregated for the purposes of DTR5.2.1(e).

 

This disclosure is made by BT Pension Scheme Trustees Limited as trustee of the BT Pension Scheme, which is the ultimate parent undertaking for the purposes of DTR5,2,1(e).

14. Contact name:

 

Valerie Davidson (v.davidson@hermes.co.uk)

15. Contact telephone number:

 

020 7680 2177

 


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