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Thursday 12 September, 2019

Chesnara PLC

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 1914M
Chesnara PLC
12 September 2019
 

CHESNARA plc

("Chesnara" or "the Company")

 

LEI Number: 213800VFRMBRTSZ3SJ06

12 September 2019

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS

 

 

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)i

 

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

Chesnara plc

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer  (please mark with an "X" if appropriate)

Non-UK issuer

 

2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an "X")

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 

Other (please specify)iii:

 

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name

Aggregate of Standard Life Aberdeen plc affiliated investment management entities with delegated voting rights on behalf of multiple managed portfolios

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Edinburgh, Scotland

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

Name

 

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

 

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi:

11/09/2019

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

12/09/2019

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

 

% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

% of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

Total number of voting rights of issuervii

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

15.01

0.02

15.03

149,966,476

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

14.63

0.00

14.63

 

             

 

 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rightsix

% of voting rights

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

GB00B00FPT80

N/A

22,501,806

N/A

15.01

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8. A

22,501,806

15.01

 

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is

Exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

Right to recall lent shares

 

 

33,000

0.02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

33,000

0.02

 

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Physical or cash

settlementxii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

 

 

 

 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the

applicable box with an "X")

Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuerxiii

 

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity
xiv (please add additional rows as necessary)

X

Namexv

% of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

% of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Standard Life Aberdeen plc

 

 

 

Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited

 

 

 

Standard Life Investments Limited

8.14

0.00

8.14

 

 

 

 

Standard Life Aberdeen plc

 

 

 

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC

 

 

 

Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Life Aberdeen plc

 

 

 

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC

 

 

 

Aberdeen Asset Investment Group Limited

 

 

 

Aberdeen Asset Investments Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Life Aberdeen plc

 

 

 

Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited

 

 

 

Ignis Asset Management Limited

 

 

 

Ignis Investment Services Limited

 

 

 

         

 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional informationxvi

In reference to section 9, the shares detailed are managed by the named discretionary investment management entity within multiple portfolios on behalf of underlying clients, based on investment management agreements whereby the client has delegated the exercise of the voting power to the referenced investment manager.

 

Place of completion

Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Date of completion

12/09/2019

 

 

 

The above notification is made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

 

 

For further information, please contact: -

 

Roddy Watt

Director, Capital Markets

FWD

Forward thinking communications

 

T - 020 7280 0651  

E - [email protected] 

Notes to Editors

Chesnara plc ('Chesnara'), which listed on the London Stock Exchange in May 2004, is the owner of Countrywide Assured plc ('CA plc'), Movestic Livförsäkringar AB ('Movestic') and Chesnara Holdings BV. Chesnara Holdings BV is the intermediate holding company of 'Waard Group' and 'Scildon'.

 

CA plc is a UK life assurance subsidiary that is closed to new business.  In June 2005 Chesnara acquired a further closed life insurance company - City of Westminster Assurance - for £47.8m.  With effect from 30 June 2006, CWA's policies and assets were transferred into CA plc.  Save & Prosper Insurance Limited and its subsidiary, Save & Prosper Pensions Limited, were acquired on 20 December 2010 for £63.5 million.  With effect from 31 December 2011, the business of Save & Prosper was transferred into CA plc.  On 28 November 2013 Chesnara acquired Direct Line Life Insurance Company Limited (subsequently renamed Protection Life Company Limited) from Direct Line Group plc for £39.3m.  On 31 December 2014 the PL business transferred into CA plc.  CA plc operates an outsourced business model.

 

Movestic, a Swedish life assurance company which originally focused on pensions and savings, was acquired on 23 July 2009 for £20 million.  The company is open to new business and seeks to grow its position in the Swedish unit-linked market.  Its proposition was strengthened in February 2010 with the acquisition of the operations of Aspis Försäkringar Liv AB which has a risk and health product bias.

 

The Waard Group, a Netherlands-based Group comprising two closed book insurance companies (life and income protection) and a servicing company, was acquired on 19 May 2015 for €69.9m from DSB Beheer B.V., a Dutch financial services Group.  The group comprises Waard Leven N.V., Waard Schade N.V. and Waard Verzekeringen B.V.  The portfolio of the Waard Group is predominantly term life policies with some unit linked and income protection policies.  On 5 April 2017 Chesnara completed its acquisition of Legal & General Nederland Levensverzekering Maatschappij N.V. ('LGN') for €161.2 million. The business was renamed Scildon, is in the Dutch life assurance market and, as with our Swedish subsidiary Movestic, it writes protection and pension new business.

 

Further details are available on the Company's website (www.chesnara.co.uk).

 


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