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Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 0273Y
Sage Group PLC
30 November 2017
 

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

 

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS 

 

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

The Sage Group 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

 

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 

Other (please specify)iii:            CHANGE IN NATURE : RETURN OF LOANED SHARES

X

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv

Name

Aviva plc & its subsidiaries    

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, England

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

Name

Registered Holder:

 

Available on Request                                               24,670*

 

Chase (GA Group) Nominees Limited        22,740,467*

 

Chase Nominees Limited                                     183,120*

 

HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK Limited)

                                                                            18,291,533*

 

State Street Nominees Limited                     2,030,069*                                                                                                      

            *denotes direct interest

 

BNP Paribas - London                                       139,075

 

Chase (GA Group) Nominees Limited               82,345

   

Chase Nominees Limited                                4,737,003            

 

Vidacos Nominees Limited                             5,122,794

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

 

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

29/11/2017

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

30/11/2017

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

4.93%

0.11%

5.04%

1,081,236,734

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

4.92%

0.12%

5.04%

 

               

 

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)

Ordinary Shares


GB00B8C3BL03

43,269,859

 10,081,217

 4.00%

0.93%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8. A

53,351,076

4.93%

 

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 LOANED SHARES

N/A

N/A

1,188,156*

 

* DIRECT INTEREST

0.11%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

1,188,156

0.11%

 

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

Aviva plc

4.93%

 

5.04%

 

Aviva Group Holdings Limited

4.93%

 

5.04%

 

Aviva Investors Holdings Limited

4.93%

 

5.04%

 

Aviva Investors Global Services Limited

4.93%

 

5.04%

 

 

 

 

 

Aviva plc

4.93%

 

5.04%

 

Aviva Group Holdings Limited

4.93%

 

5.04%

 

Friends Provident

International Limited

 

 

 

 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

See Section 4

The number and % of voting rights held

 

The date until which the voting rights will be held

 

 

11. Additional informationxvi

This notification is prompted by a 3% to 4% Change at Direct Interest Level (Box 8A)

         

 

Place of completion

Norwich, England

Date of completion

30 November 2017

 

 


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