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Company WH Smith PLC
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Holding(s) in Company

Released 14:43 02-Jan-2013
Number 6914U14

RNS Number : 6914U
WH Smith PLC
02 January 2013
 

 

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:

WH Smith 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):

 

 

 

Disclosure of revised position following update to Voting Rights and Capital announced on 31 December 2012

 

X

 

 

 

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

 

Lloyds Banking Group plc

4. Full name of shareholder(s):

 

See Section 9

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

 

31 December 2012

6. Date on which issuer notified:

 

2 January 2013

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

 

Indirect holdings increased to above 8%



 

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

Ord 22.09p shares

10,372,477

10,372,477



10,305,332


8.018%

GB00B2PDGW16

 

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

N/A





 

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

10,305,332

8.018%

 

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

10,221,058 shares (7.952%) are under the control of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Group Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Scottish Widows Group Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds Banking Group plc.

 

 

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:

 

Notification using the total voting rights figure of 128,535,267

14. Contact name:

 

 Andrew Kellett

15. Contact telephone number:

 

 0113 235 7729

 


This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
 
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