Source - RNS
RNS Number : 7762L
Vernalis PLC
05 October 2016
 

 

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:

Vernalis plc  

2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

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 with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 

Other (please specify):

CHANGE IN NATURE: RETURN OF SHARES PREVIOUSLY OUT ON LOAN

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

Aviva plc & its subsidiaries    

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

Registered Holder:

 

Available on Request                   17,656*  

 

BNY Norwich Union
  Nominees Limited                 1,659,759*   

 

Chase (GA Group)
  Nominees Limited               20,158,391*

 

State Street Nominees
  Limited                                 3,826,017*

 

              *denotes direct interest

 

Chase Nominees
  Limited                                  689,479

 

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

03 October 2016

6. Date on which issuer notified:

05 October 2016

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

4% to 5% Change at Combined Interest Level

(Box 8A)

           

 

 

 

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, 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

Direct

Direct xi

Indirect xii

Direct

Indirect

Ordinary Shares


GB00B3Y5L754

26,357,272*

26,357,272*

26,351,302

25,661,823

689,479

4.88%

0.13%

 

 

*INC. RIGHT TO RECALL LOANED SHARES (228,342)

 

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 TO RECALL LOANED SHARES

N/A

N/A

5,970*

 

*DIRECT INTEREST

0.001%

                       

 

 

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

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

Percentage of voting rights

26,357,272

5.01%

 

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

The voting rights are managed and controlled by Aviva Investors Global Services Limited & Friends Provident International Limited, with the following chains of controlled undertakings:-

 

Aviva Investors Global Services Limited:

·      Aviva plc (Parent Company)

·      Aviva Group Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva plc)

·      Aviva Investors Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Group Holdings Limited)

·      Aviva Investors Global Services Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Investors Holdings Limited)

 

Friends Provident International Limited:

·      Aviva plc (Parent Company)

·      Aviva Group Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva plc)

·      Aviva Life Holdings UK Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Group Holdings Limited)

·      Friends Life FPG Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Life Holdings UK Limited)

·      Friends Life FPL Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Friends Life FPG Limited)

·      Friends Life Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Friends Life FPL Limited)

·      Friends Life and Pensions Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Friends Life Limited)

·      Friends Provident International Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Friends Life and Pensions Limited)

 

 

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

See Section 4

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease
to hold:

 

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:

 

 

 


13. Additional information:


Figures are based on a total number of voting rights of 526,202,417, as per the Company's Total Voting Rights Announcement of 29 July 2016.

 

14. Contact name:

     Neil Whittaker, Aviva plc

15. Contact telephone number:

     01603 684420

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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