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RNS Number : 4678H
Paddy Power Betfair plc
07 June 2017
 

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)i


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

Paddy Power Betfair 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)iii:

 

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv :

Name: Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

City and country of registered office (if applicable):

Montreal, Canada

 

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

RBC holds the Paddy Power Betfair plc common stock through the following subsidiaries:

RBC GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.

RBC INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS (CI) LIMITED

RBC PHILLIPS HAGER & NORTH INVESTMENT COUNSEL INC.

RBC DOMINION SECURITIES INC.

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (USA) LIMITED

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (U.K.) LIMITED

RBC PRIVATE COUNSEL (USA) INC.

ROYAL TRUST CORPORATION OF CANADA

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi:

May 26, 2017

6. Date on which issuer notified: May 30, 2017 is the date on which the person became aware of the passing of the threshold in 7.

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: Going above 3% in voting rights.

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 issuervii

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

2.9958%

0.0165%

3.0123%

84,199,867

Position of previous notification (if applicable)





 

9. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rightsix

% of voting rights

 

Direct

 

 

Indirect

 

 

Direct

 

 

Indirect

 

IE00BWT6H894

N/A

2,522,473


2.9958%











SUBTOTAL A


2,522,473


2.9958%


B 1: Financial Instruments according to Regulation 17(1)(a) of the Regulations 

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

American Deposit Receipts

N/A

N/A

13,869

0.0165%













SUBTOTAL B.1

13,869

0.0165%


B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Regulation 17(1)(b) of the Regulations

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Physical or cash settlementxii

Number 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.xiii

 

[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
xiv:

 

Namexv

% 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 threshold

Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

ROYAL BANK OF CANADA (RBC)

[Note: RBC does not itself own 3.0131% of shares - 3.0131% is the aggregate holdings of the subsidiaries outlined below.]

3.0123% [sum total; indirect]


3.0123% [sum total; indirect]

RBC GLOBAL ASSET MANAGEMENT INC.

2.9353%



RBC INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS (CI) LIMITED

0.0273%



RBC PHILLIPS HAGER & NORTH INVESTMENT COUNSEL INC.

0.0172%



RBC DOMINION SECURITIES INC.

0.0154%



ROYAL BANK OF CANADA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (USA) LIMITED

0.0072%



ROYAL BANK OF CANADA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT (U.K.) LIMITED

0.0059%



RBC PRIVATE COUNSEL (USA) INC.

0.0039%



ROYAL TRUST CORPORATION OF CANADA

0.0001%




11. In case of proxy voting: [name of the proxy holder] will cease to hold [% and number] voting rights as of [date]

 

 


12. Additional informationxvi:

 

 



 

Done at Toronto, Ontario, Canada on May 30, 2017.

 


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