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William Hill PLC
19 October 2016
 

 

The following notification was received yesterday by William Hill PLC, relating to major interests in shares of William Hill PLC.

 

Tom Fuller

Assistant Company Secretary

19 October 2016

 

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

 

 

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

William Hill 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

X

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 

Other (please specify):

 

 

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

Morgan Stanley (Institutional Securities Group and Global Wealth Management)

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

 

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

14.10.2016

6. Date on which issuer notified:

18.10.2016

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

8%*

 

 

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

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

Direct

Direct

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

GB0031698896

24,362,604

24,362,604

20,118,247

20,118,247

 

2.31%

 

 

 

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

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

Call Option (Physically Settled)

18.11.2016

N/A

241,000

0.03%

Depositary Receipt

N/A

N/A

5,012

0.00%

 

 

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial
instrument

Exercise price

Expiration date

Exercise/
Conversion period

Number of voting rights instrument refers to

 

% of voting rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominal

Delta

Equity Swap

N/A

21.10.2016

N/A

13,000,000

N/A

1.50%

Equity Swap

N/A

27.10.2016

N/A

27,000,000

N/A

3.11%

Equity Swap

N/A

28.12.2016

N/A

6,195,277

N/A

0.71%

Equity Swap

N/A

06.06.2017

N/A

42,532

N/A

0.00%

Equity Swap

N/A

27.10.2017

N/A

1,515,762

N/A

0.17%

Equity Swap

N/A

03.04.2018

N/A

2,266,692

N/A

0.26%

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

70,384,522

8.10%

 

 

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

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Legal & Compliance Department, 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QA, UNITED KINGDOM. is a direct holder of 64,184,233 voting rights  (7.38%)  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 64,184,233 voting rights (7.38%) 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 64,184,233 voting rights (7.38%) 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 64,184,233 voting rights (7.38%) 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 64,184,233 voting rights (7.38%) 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:

Morgan Stanley's total holding in William Hill PLC remains above the 8.00% threshold previously disclosed, this notification is being made on the basis that Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, has crossed a relevant threshold in its own right.

14. Contact name:

Craig Horsley

15. Contact telephone number:

+44 141 245-7736

 

 

 


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