Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 2722P
BT Group PLC
21 May 2024
 

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

1. Issuer Details

ISIN

GB0030913577

Issuer Name

BT GROUP PLC

UK or Non-UK Issuer

UK

2. Reason for Notification

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name

Morgan Stanley

City of registered office (if applicable)

 

Country of registered office (if applicable)

US

Name

City of registered office

Country of registered office

Morgan Stanley

Wilmington, Delaware

USA

4. Details of the shareholder

Full name of shareholder(s) if different from the person(s) subject to the notification obligation, above

 

City of registered office (if applicable)

 

Country of registered office (if applicable)

 

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

16-May-2024

6. Date on which Issuer notified

20-May-2024

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 held in issuer

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

0.000000

8.016840

8.016840

797843909

Position of previous notification (if applicable)

0.001375

7.240746

7.242121


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

8A. Voting rights attached to shares

Class/Type of shares ISIN code(if possible)

Number of direct voting rights (DTR5.1)

Number of indirect voting rights (DTR5.2.1)

% of direct voting rights (DTR5.1)

% of indirect voting rights (DTR5.2.1)

GB0030913577


0


0.000000

Sub Total 8.A

0

0.000000%

8B1. Financial Instruments according to (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

Call Option (Physically Settled)

20/12/2024

at any time

200000

0.002010

Call Option (Physically Settled)

18/12/2026

at any time

1353800

0.013603

Right of recall over securities lending agreements

at any time

at any time

926739

0.009312

Sub Total 8.B1


2480539

0.024925%

8B2. Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to (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

Call Option (Cash Settled)

25/06/2024

at any time

Cash

158907

0.001597

Call Option (Cash Settled)

12/07/2024

at any time

Cash

94297

0.000948

Call Option (Cash Settled)

17/07/2024

at any time

Cash

416143

0.004181

Compound Option

29/10/2024

at any time

Cash

200590191

2.015556

Compound Option

15/01/2025

at any time

Cash

254422283

2.556468

Compound Option

14/02/2025

at any time

Cash

199996440

2.009590

Compound Option

23/04/2025

at any time

Cash

22849898

0.229599

Compound Option

29/04/2025

at any time

Cash

22849898

0.229599

Compound Option

07/05/2025

at any time

Cash

22849899

0.229599

Compound Option

13/05/2025

at any time

Cash

22849899

0.229599

Compound Option

15/05/2025

at any time

Cash

34999485

0.351679

Equity Swap

22/07/2024

at any time

Cash

7744815

0.077821

Equity Swap

20/12/2024

at any time

Cash

2266842

0.022778

Equity Swap

17/03/2025

at any time

Cash

113235

0.001138

Equity Swap

13/05/2025

at any time

Cash

79107

0.000795

Equity Swap

18/08/2025

at any time

Cash

82031

0.000824

Put Option (Physically Settled)

20/12/2024

at any time

Physical

1000000

0.010048

Put Option (Physically Settled)

20/06/2025

at any time

Physical

2000000

0.020096

Sub Total 8.B2


795363370

7.991915%

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation

2. 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 entities (please add additional rows as necessary)

Ultimate controlling person

Name of controlled undertaking

% 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

Morgan Stanley (Chain 1)





Morgan Stanley (Chain 1)

Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC




Morgan Stanley (Chain 1)

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC




Morgan Stanley (Chain 2)





Morgan Stanley (Chain 2)

Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc.




Morgan Stanley (Chain 2)

Morgan Stanley International Limited




Morgan Stanley (Chain 2)

Morgan Stanley Investments (UK)




Morgan Stanley (Chain 2)

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc




Morgan Stanley (Chain 3)





Morgan Stanley (Chain 3)

Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC




Morgan Stanley (Chain 3)

Morgan Stanley Bank, N.A.


7.851689

7.851689%

Morgan Stanley (Chain 4)





Morgan Stanley (Chain 4)

Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC




Morgan Stanley (Chain 4)

Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, LLC




Morgan Stanley (Chain 4)

Morgan Stanley Capital Services LLC




10. In case of proxy voting

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

 

12. Date of Completion

20-May-2024

13. Place Of Completion

Glasgow

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