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Holding(s) in Company

Released 14:12 04-Jul-2013

RNS Number : 6426I
Smith (DS) PLC
04 July 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:

 

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (    )

 

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): (  X  )  Acquisition of voting rights as a result of the acquisition by Schroders plc of Cazenove Capital Holdings Limited

 

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

Schroders plc

 

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

 

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

2 July 2013

 

6. Date on which issuer notified:

3 July 2013

 

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

    Above 5%

 

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

45,445,598

45,445,598

 

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 (x)

Indirect (xi)

Direct

Indirect

 

 

49,668,434

N/A

49,668,434

N/A

5.348%

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (xii)

 

Type of financial instrument

Exercise price

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+C)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

 

49,668,434

5.348%

 

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

 

Cazenove Capital Management Limited - 31,239,695 (3.364%)

Schroder Investment Management Limited - 18,061,192 (1.945%)

Schroder and Co Limited - 367,547 (0.040%)

 

Proxy Voting:

 

10. Name of the proxy holder:

 

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:

The shares referred to in section 9 are held in portfolios managed by those firms on a discretionary basis for clients under investment management agreements.

 

14. Contact name:
      
Shaheen Hussain

 

15. Contact telephone number:
      
0207 658 6000

 

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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