Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 5342C
Keywords Studios PLC
19 October 2020
 

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

 

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (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:

Keywords Studios plc (Company No. 08548351)

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

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 

Other (please specify)iii:

 

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv

Name

TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC on behalf of the accounts listed in Exhibit B.

 

Teachers Advisors, LLC on behalf of the fund

listed in Exhibit C.

 

Nuveen Asset Management, LLC on behalf of the account listed in Exhibit D.

 

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC - New York, USA

 

Teachers Advisors, LLC. - New York, USA

 

Nuveen Asset Management, LLC. - Chicago, USA

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

Name

See Number 3.

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

See Number 3.

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

15 October 2020

19 October 2020

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

2.971%

0%

2.971%

 73,963,867

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

3.063%

0%

3.063%

 

             

 

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)

GB00BBQ38507

2,197,296

0%

2.971%

0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8. A

2,197,296

2.971%

 

 

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

N/A

N/A

 

 

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

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

                   

 

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

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 (please add additional rows as necessary)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC/ Teachers Advisors, LLC/ Nuveen Asset Management, LLC

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional informationxvi

 

              The College Retirement Equities Fund ("CREF") hereby informs you that on October 15, 2020, CREF sold 165,163 voting shares of Keywords Studios plc, bringing its ownership to 1,270,572 voting shares, equivalent to a  1.718% voting share ownership percentage of Keywords Studios plc.  CREF owns these shares through two of its investment accounts: the Global Equities Account and the Stock Account.  It is our understanding the total voting shares outstanding is 73,963,867.

 

For your information, CREF is a U.S. based investment company, which is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").  CREF has multiple investment accounts, each with separate investment objectives and policies.  All assets in the accounts are beneficially owned by CREF, and all the accounts are managed by TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC ("TCIM"), an SEC registered investment adviser.

 

             Additionally, a fund managed by an affiliate of CREF, Teachers Advisors, LLC ("TAL"), owns 678,168 voting shares of Keywords Studios plc equivalent to a  0.917% voting share ownership percentage of Keywords Studios plc. These holdings are owned by mutual funds which are investment portfolios of the TIAA-CREF Funds or the TIAA-CREF Life Funds (collectively, the "Funds").  The Funds are SEC registered investment companies and the Funds are managed by Teachers Advisors, LLC ("TAL"), an SEC registered investment adviser that is affiliated with TCIM.

 

              In addition, Nuveen Asset Management, LLC ("NAM"), an affiliate of CREF, owns 248,556 voting shares of Keywords Studios plc, equivalent to a 0.336% voting share ownership percentage of Keywords Studios plc held through the separate accounts that it advises.

 

A total of 2,197,296 voting shares or 2.971% of the outstanding voting shares of Keywords Studios plc are owned, in aggregate, by CREF and these affiliated funds and accounts. TAL and TCIM follow the same policies when voting on behalf of CREF and the Funds. Additionally, each of TAL, TCIM and NAM separately and independently vote all proxies for shares held in Keywords Studios plc. We are therefore aggregating the holdings in Keywords Studios plc as requested by the current FCA Disclosure and Transparency Rules for purposes of this form.

 

 

(See Exhibit A)

 

         

 

Place of completion

TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC, 730 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10017-3206 USA

Date of completion

19 October 2020

 

Exhibit A

 

 

 

 

TIAA-CREF

Summary of Holdings in Keywords Studios plc

Between October 14, 2020 - October 15, 2020

 

TIAA-CREF Investment Management LLC ("CREF")

Teachers Advisors LLC

TCIM & TAL Aggregate Holdings

Global Equities Account

Stock Account

Total CREF Holdings

Total CREF %

TIAA-CREF International Opportunities Fund

Total Mutual Funds %

Total Holdings

Total %

Holdings as of October 14, 2020

703,106

732,629

1,435,735

1.941%

678,168

0.917%

2,113,903

2.858%

Transactions as of October 15, 2020

(88,322)

(76,841)

(165,163)

-0.223%

-

0.000%

(165,163)

-0.223%

Holdings as of October 15, 2020

614,784

655,788

1,270,572

1.718%

678,168

0.917%

1,948,740

2.635%

 

Total Voting Shares Outstanding October 15, 2020

73,963,867

 

 

 

Nuveen Asset Management LLC (NAM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAM

Total NAM Holdings

Total NAM %

 

 

 

 

 

Holdings as of October 14, 2020

248,556

248,556

0.336%

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions as of October 15, 2020

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holdings as of October 15, 2020

248,556

248,556

0.336%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Combined

Total Percentage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,197,296

2.971%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit B

 

 

TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC

 

College Retirement Equities Fund ("CREF") *

·    CREF Stock Account

·    CREF Global Equities Account

 

*     Registered Investment Company

 

Exhibit C

 

 

Teachers Advisors, LLC

 

TIAA-CREF Funds *

·    International Opportunities Fund

 

*     Registered Investment Company

 

 

Exhibit D

 

 

·    Nuveen Asset Management, LLC*

 

*     Registered Investment Adviser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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