REG - Marks & Spencer Grp - Holding(s) in Company

Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:30am EDT

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RNS Number : 0908N
Marks & Spencer Group PLC
25 September 2012
 



The attached announcement is made in accordance with DTR 5

 

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):

 

MARKS AND SPENCER GROUP PLC

 

2. Reason for the notification (please place an X inside the appropriate bracket/s):

 

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 of similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments: (  )

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: (   )

 

Other (please specify) : ( X )

Due to a company reorganisation, Capital Research and Management company (CRMC) and capital international, inc (cgii) will no longer report relevant holdings under management separately.  instead relevant holdings under management for crmc and cgii will be reported in aggregate by the capital group companies, inc (cgc). it is soley for this reason (and not as a result of any additional acquisition or disposal) that cgc is reporting this aggregated holding

……………..

 

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

 

THE CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES, INC

 

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

 

AS ABOVE

 

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

 

3 SEPTEMBER 2012

 

6. Date on which issuer notified:

 

4 SEPTEMBER 2012 (HOWEVER NOT RECEIVED BY M&S UNTIL 25 SEPTEMBER 2012)

 

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

 

N/A

 

8. Notified details:

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A: Voting rights attached to shares (viii, xi)

 

Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE

Situation previous to the Triggering transaction




Number of shares


Number of voting Rights (viii)


ORDINARY 25P SHARES

ISIN: GB0031274896

70,304,899

                     

70,304,899

 

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

 

Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE

Number of shares

Number of voting rights (ix)

% of voting rights (x)







Direct (xi)


Indirect (xii)


Direct


Indirect


ORDINARY 25P SHARES

ISIN: GB0031274896

70,304,899

NOT DISCLOSED

70,304,899

NOT DISCLOSED

4.3734%

 

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

 

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




N/A





 

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

(xv,xvi)

Type of financial instrument

Exercise price

Expiration Date (xvii)

Exercise/Conversion Period (xviii)

Number of voting rights instrument refers to.

% of voting rights (xix,xx)

Nominal 

Delta








 

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights


% of voting rights


70,304,899

4.3734%

 

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

 

THE CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES. INC

 

 

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:

Due to a company reorganisation, Capital Research and Management company (CRMC) and capital international, inc (cgii) will no longer report relevant holdings under management separately.  WITH EFFECT FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2012, THE holdings under management for crmc and cgii will be reported in aggregate by the GROUPS PARENT COMPANY, THE CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES, INC.

 

14. Contact name:

 

ANTHONY CLARKE

 

15. Contact telephone number:

 

020 8718 9940


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