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RNS Number : 0125K
Smith (DS) PLC
05 April 2018
 

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major interests

 

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)i


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

DS Smith Plc

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer  (please mark with an "X" if appropriate)

Non-UK issuer


2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an "X")

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

X

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights


Other (please specify)iii: Change to the number of voting rights in issue


3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv

Name

Aviva plc & its subsidiaries    

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, England

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

Name

Registered Holder:

 

   Available on request                                                  30,026*

Chase (GA Group) Nominees Limited          35,208,819*

Chase Nominees Limited                                       285,120*

HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited

  24,592,011*                                                                          

State Street Nominees Limited                       4,140,327*                                                           

 

*denotes direct interest

 

BNP Paribas - London 

246,438

 

Chase (GA Group) Nominees Limited                  164,827

 

Chase Nominees Limited                                     3,564,305

 

Vidacos Nominees Limited                                5,316,752

City and country of registered office (if applicable)


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

04/04/2018

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

05/04/2018

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation


% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

% of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

Total number of voting rights of issuervii

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

6.84%

0.03%

6.87%

1,074,456,577

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

6.64%

0.14%

6.78%


 

8. 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

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Ordinary Shares


GB0008220112

64,256,303

9,292,322

5.98%

0.86%











SUBTOTAL 8. A

73,548,625

6.84%

 

 

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

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

RIGHT TO RECALL LOANED SHARES

N/A

N/A

295,508*

 

DIRECT INTEREST

0.03%













SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

295,508

0.03%

 

 

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Physical or cash

settlementxii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights






















SUBTOTAL 8.B.2



 

 

 

 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the

applicable box with an "X")

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) issuerxiii


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 (please add additional rows as necessary)

X

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

Aviva plc

6.84%

 

6.87%

Aviva Group Holdings Limited

6.84%


6.87%

Aviva Investors Holdings Limited

6.84%


6.87%

Aviva Investors Global Services Limited

6.84%


6.87%





Aviva plc




Aviva Group Holdings Limited




Friends Provident

International Limited




 

 

 

 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

See Section 4

The number and % of voting rights held


The date until which the voting rights will be held



11. Additional informationxvi

This notification is prompted by a 5% to 6% change at Direct Interest Level (Box 8A+B)

 

 

12.       Identity of the notifier, if applicable (xvii)

 

Full name:

Iain Simm

Contact address:

DS Smith Plc, 7th Floor, 350 Euston Road, London NW1 3AX

Phone number:

020 7756 1800

 


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