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Holding(s) in Company

Released 14:31 29-Jan-2013

RNS Number : 6214W
Smith (DS) PLC
29 January 2013
 



TR-1(i): NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

 

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

DS Smith Plc

 

2. Reason for the notification (please state Yes/No):

 

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (  X  )

 

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: (    )

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: (    )

 

Other (please specify): (    )

 

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

Lloyds Banking Group plc

 

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

See section 9

 

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or  reached if different) (v):

28 January 2013

 

6. Date on which issuer notified:

29 January 2013

 

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

    Indirect holdings decreased to below 7%

 

 

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 (vi)




Number of shares


Number of voting Rights (viii)


            Ordinary

     GB0008220112

73,276,219                                  73,276,219

 

 

 

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (vii)

 

Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE

Number of shares

Number of voting rights (ix)

% of voting rights




Direct


Direct (x)


Indirect (xi)


Direct


Indirect


 

 

 

63,422,476

 

6.841%

 

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (xii)

 

Type of financial instrument


Expiration Date (xiii)




Exercise/Conversion Period/ Date (xiv)



Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted.

% of voting rights




 

 

 

 

 

 

Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights


% of voting rights


63,422,476

6.841%

 

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

 

60,736,055 shares (6.551%) 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 927,084,680

 

14. Contact name:
       Andrew Kellett

 

15. Contact telephone number:
      
0113 235 7729

 

 

Identity of the notifier, if applicable (xvii)

 

Full name:

Matthew Jowett

 

Contact address:

DS Smith Plc, Beech House, Whitebrook Park, Maidenhead SL6 8XY

 

Phone number:

01628 583400


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