Source - GNW

30 September 2016

Pursuant to its obligations under the Transparency (Directive 2004/109/EC) Regulations 2007 ("The Regulations"), Irish Continental Group plc sets out below details of a notification received under The Regulations.

Tom Corcoran

Company Secretary

Standard Form TR-1

Standard form for notification of major holdings

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the Central Bank of Ireland)
 
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:

Irish Continental Group PLC
2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

[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):

 
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation:
Name:

BlackRock, Inc.
City and country of registered office (if applicable):

Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):

 
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached: 29th September 2016
6. Date on which issuer notified: 30th September 2016
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

Total holdings for BlackRock, Inc. has gone above 3%
Voting rights attached to shares for BlackRock, Inc. has gone above 3%
8. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:
  % of voting rights attached to shares (total of 9.A) % of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 9.B.1 + 9.B.2)
Total of both in % (9.A + 9.B) Total number of voting rights of issuer
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 3.01% 0.00% 3.01% 188,250,890
Position of previous notification (if applicable) Below 3% Below 3% Below 3%  


9. 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

 
 

Indirect

 
 

Direct

 
 

Indirect

 
IE00BLP58571   5,658,904   3.01%
SUBTOTAL A 5,658,904 3.01%
 
B 1: Financial Instruments according to Regulation 17(1)(a) of the Regulations 
Type of financial instrumentExpiration
date
Exercise/
Conversion Period
Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted.% of voting rights
         
    SUBTOTAL B.1    
 
B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Regulation 17(1)(b) of the Regulations
Type of financial instrumentExpiration
date
Exercise/
Conversion Period
Physical or cash settlementNumber of voting rights % of voting rights
           
     SUBTOTAL B.2    

10. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please tick the applicable box):

 

[ ] 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.

 

[X] 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:


 
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 thresholdTotal of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
See attachment    
    
    
    
    
 
11. In case of proxy voting: [name of the proxy holder] will cease to hold [% and number] voting rights as of [date]

 

 
 
12. Additional information:

 

 



Done at 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K. on 30th September 2016                       



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 thresholdTotal of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
BlackRock, Inc.      
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.      
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.      
BlackRock Group Limited      
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited      
       
BlackRock, Inc.      
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC      
BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC      
BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.      
BlackRock Fund Advisors      
       
BlackRock, Inc.      
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC      
BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC      
BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.      
BlackRock Fund Advisors      
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association      
       
BlackRock, Inc.      
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.      
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.      
BlackRock Group Limited      
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited      
       
BlackRock, Inc.      
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.      
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.      
BlackRock Group Limited      
BlackRock International Limited      
       
BlackRock, Inc.      
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.      
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.      
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.      
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.      
BlackRock Group Limited      
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.      



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