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The Vitec Group PLC
31 May 2017
 

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31 May 2017

 

The Vitec Group plc

 

 

 

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

 

In conformity with the Transparency Directive The Vitec Group plc (Vitec) is required to announce to the market the receipt of notifications of major interests in shares.

 

Vitec received the attached notice in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules that Alantra Asset Management, SGIIC, S.A. has a notifiable interest in the voting rights of 6,314,763 ordinary shares of 20p each in Vitec, representing 14.11% of Vitec's issued ordinary share capital.

 

Jon Bolton

Group Company Secretary

 

 

 

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group 

Vitec is a leading global provider of premium branded products and services to the fast changing and growing "image capture and sharing" market.

Vitec's customers include broadcasters, independent content creators, photographers and enterprises, and our activities comprise: design, manufacture and distribution of high performance products and software including camera supports, wireless systems, robotic camera systems, prompters, LED lights, mobile power, monitors and bags; and premium services including technical solutions, systems integration and equipment rental for TV production teams, film crews and enterprises.

We employ around 1,700 people across the world in ten different countries and are organised in two Divisions: Broadcast and Photographic.

The Vitec Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2016 revenue of £376.2 million.

More information can be found at: www.vitecgroup.com.

LEI number: 2138007H5DQ4X8YOCF14


 

 

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 Vitec 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

ALANTRA ASSET MANAGEMENT, SGIIC, S.A.

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

EQMC EUROPE DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL FUND PLC

MERCER QIF COMMON CONTRACTUAL FUND

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

30 MAY 2017

6. Date on which issuer notified:

31 MAY 2017

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

14%



 

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


6,065,706

6,065,706

0

0

6,314,763

0

14.11%

GB0009296665


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







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

6,314,763

14.11%



 

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

ALANTRA ASSET MANAGEMENT, SGIIC, S.A. is the investment manager of EQMC EUROPE DEVELOPMENT CAPITAL FUND, PLC ("EQMC") and the sub-investment manager of MERCER INVESTMENT FUND 2 (a sub-fund of MERCER QIF COMMON CONTRACTUAL FUND), together with EQMC the "Funds". ALANTRA AM as investment manager and sub-investment manager may exercise the voting rights of the shares of The Vitec Group plc held by the Funds. EQMC holds 10.20%, while the percentage of the voting rights held by the sub-fund is 3.91%. This notification intends to cover the notification obligation of the Funds.

 


Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:


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:



14. Contact name:

Jacobo Llanza Figueroa

15. Contact telephone number:

+ 34 91 745 84 84

 

 


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