Source - GNW
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For filings with issuer exclude the annex

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi
   
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are
attached:
ii
The Weir Group PLC
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights X
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 with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments  
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights  
Other (please specify):    
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the
notification obligation:
iii
Morgan Stanley (Institutional Securities Group and Global Wealth Management)
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
 (if different from 3.):iv
 
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or
reached:
v
23.09.2016
6. Date on which issuer notified: 27.09.2016
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached:
vi, vii
6%*


8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to sharesviii, ix
Class/type of
shares


if possible using
the ISIN CODE
Situation previous
to the triggering
transaction
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Number
of
Shares
Number
of
Voting
Rights
Number
of shares
Number of voting
rights
% of  voting rights x
DirectDirect xiIndirect xiiDirectIndirect
GB0009465807 6,512,017 6,512,017 6,407,994 6,407,994   2.96%  
 
 
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Expiration
date
xiii
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xiv
Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.
% of voting
rights
Right of recall over securities lending agreements N/A N/A 4,057,864 1.87%
 

 
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Exercise priceExpiration date xviiExercise/
Conversion period
xviii
Number of voting rights instrument refers to

 
% of voting rights xix, xx

 
          Nominal Delta
Call Option (Cash Settled) 1687.40 10.11.2016 N/A 54,773 N/A 0.03%
Equity Swap n/a 14.09.2017 N/A 108,953 N/A 0.05%
Equity Swap n/a 28.11.2016 N/A 3,643,158 N/A 1.68%
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rightsPercentage of voting rights
14,272,742 6.59%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
xxi
Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Legal & Compliance Department, 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QA, UNITED KINGDOM is a direct holder of 14,225,549 voting rights  (6.57%)  and is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Investments (UK)

 

Morgan Stanley Investments (UK), 20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4AD, UNITED KINGDOM is an indirect holder of 14,225,549 voting rights  (6.57%) and is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley UK Group

 

Morgan Stanley UK Group, 25 Cabot Square, LNCS/5, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QA, UNITED KINGDOM is an indirect holder of 14,225,549 voting rights  (6.57%) and is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley International Limited

 

Morgan Stanley International Limited, 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QA, UNITED KINGDOM is an indirect holder of 14,225,549 voting rights (6.57%) and is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc.

 

Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc., c/o The Corporation Trust Company (DE), Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801, USA is an indirect holder of 14,225,549 voting rights  (6.57%) and is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley
 
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:
Of the total voting rights attached to shares in Section 8A, 6,407,994 (2.96%) of these are the result of stock borrowing agreements

 

Morgan Stanley's total holding in The Weir Group PLC remains above the 6% threshold previously disclosed, however, this notification is being made on the basis that the holding in section 8(a) has crossed a relevant threshold in its own right at the component level.
14. Contact name: Craig Horsley
15. Contact telephone number: +44 141 245-7736



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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: The Weir Group PLC via Globenewswire

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