Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 3115H
Watches of Switzerland Group PLC
02 August 2021
 

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

 

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS

 

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

Watches of Switzerland Group 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

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 

Other (please specify):

 

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name

The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Los Angeles, USA

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

Name

 

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

 

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

30/07/2021

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

02/08/2021

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 issuer

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

5.08%

0.00%

5.08%

239,455,554

Position of previous notification (if applicable)

N.A.

N.A.

N.A.

 

             

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

Direct

(DTR5.1)

Indirect

(DTR5.2.1)

Direct

(DTR5.1)

Indirect

(DTR5.2.1)

GB00BJDQQ870 Common Stock

 

12,169,342

 

5.08%

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8.A

12,169,342

5.08%

 

B 1: Financial Instruments DTR5.3.1R (1) (a)

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

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBTOTAL 8.B.1

 

 

 

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect DTR5.3.1R (1) (b)

Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/ Conversion Period

Physical or cash settlement

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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) issuer

 

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 (please add additional rows as necessary)

X

Name

% 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

Capital Research and Management Company

5.08%

 

5.08%

Total

5.08%

 

5.08%

 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

 

The number and % of voting rights held

 

The date until which the voting rights will be held

 

 

11. Additional information:

 

The Capital Group Companies, Inc. ("CGC") is the parent company of Capital Research and Management Company ("CRMC") and Capital Bank & Trust Company ("CB&T"). CRMC is a U.S.-based investment management company that serves as investment manager to the American Funds family of mutual funds, other pooled investment vehicles, as well as individual and institutional clients. CRMC and its investment manager affiliates manage equity assets for various investment companies through three divisions, Capital Research Global Investors, Capital International Investors and Capital World Investors. CRMC is the parent company of Capital Group International, Inc. ("CGII"), which in turn is the parent company of five investment management companies ("CGII management companies"): Capital International, Inc., Capital International Limited, Capital International Sàrl,Capital International K.K, and Capital Group Private Client Services, Inc.CGII management companies and CB&T primarily serve as investment managers to institutional and high net worth clients. CB&T is a U.S.-based investment management company that is a registered investment adviser and an affiliated federally chartered bank.

Neither CGC nor any of its affiliates own shares of your company for its own account. Rather, the shares reported on this Notification are owned by accounts under the discretionary investment management of one or more of the investment management companies described above.

 

 

Place of completion

Los Angeles

Date of completion

02/08/2021

             

 

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