William Hill Plc [GB0031698896 / WMH]

Holding(s) in Company

INFORMATION REGLEMENTEE


[26/04/2018 | 11:00]
William Hill PLC  -  WMH   

Holding(s) in Company

Released 11:00 26-Apr-2018

The following notification was received today by William Hill PLC, relating to a major interest in shares of William Hill PLC.

 

Tom Fuller

Deputy Company Secretary

26 April 2018

 

OAM: Major Shareholding Notifications

William Hill LEI: 213800MDW41W5UZQIX82

 

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

attached:

William Hill 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

X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 

Other (please specify):

 

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name

The Capital Group Companies, Inc. ("CGC")

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

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

Name

 

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

 

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

25/01/2018

(See also box 11 Additional information)

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

25/04/2018

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

issuer

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

10.915%

0%

10.915%

858,447,624

Position of

previous

notification

(if applicable)

10.372%

(See also box 11 Additional information)

0%

10.372%

(See also box 11 Additional information)

 

 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if

possible)

Number of voting rights

% 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

(GB0031698896)

 

92,701,717

 

10.915%

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8. A

92,701,717

10.915%

 

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

Exercise/
Conversion Period

Number of voting rights that may be

acquired if the

instrument is

exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

 

 

 

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

Exercise/
Conversion

Period

Physical or cash

settlement

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) issuer

 

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
(please add additional rows as necessary)

X

Name

% 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

The Capital Group

Companies, Inc.

Holdings by CG Management companies are set out below:

10.915%

0%

10.915%

• Capital Research and Management Company1

10.915%

0%

10.915%

EuroPacific Growth Fund2

6.235%

0%

6.235%

1Subsidiary of The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

2Mutual fund managed by Capital Research and Management Company.

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

 

The number and % of voting rights held

 

The date until which the voting rights will be held

 

 

11. Additional information

Please note that since 21/07/2016 the following thresholds have been crossed by CGC, all relating to

indirect holdings of voting rights attaching to shares:

 

-      On 21/07/2016 CGC crossed above a threshold of 10% with a resulting holding of 90,081,967 shares representing 10.372% of total voting rights. A TR-1 notification was submitted on behalf of CGC on 22/07/2016.

 

-      On 07/12/2016 CGC crossed above a threshold of 11% with a holding of 97,237,484 shares representing 11.270% of total voting rights. No TR-1 notification was submitted on behalf of CGC at that time.

 

-      On 25/01/2018 CGC crossed below a threshold of 11% with a resulting holding of 92,701,717 shares representing 10.915% of total voting rights. The present TR-1 notification is being

submitted on behalf of CGC in relation to this crossing.

 

CGC is the parent company of Capital Research and Management Company ("CRMC").  CRMC is a

U.S.-based investment management company that manages the American Funds family of mutual funds.  CRMC manages equity assets for various investment companies through three divisions, Capital Research Global Investors, Capital International Investors and Capital World Investors.  CRMC in turn is the parent company of Capital Group International, Inc. ("CGII"), which in turn is the parent company of five

investment management companies ("CGII management companies"): Capital Guardian Trust Company, Capital International, Inc., Capital International Limited, Capital International Sàrl and Capital International K.K.  The CGII management companies primarily serve as investment managers to institutional clients.

 

Neither CGC nor any of its affiliates own shares of William Hill plc for its own account.  Rather, the shares reported on this Notification are owned by accounts under the discretionary investment management of one or more of the investment management companies described above.

 

Place of completion

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Date of completion

25/04/2018

 



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