Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 8533L
William Hill PLC
10 September 2019
 

The following notification was received today by William Hill PLC, relating to a major interest in shares of William Hill PLC.

 

Balbir Kelly-Bisla

Company Secretary

10 September 2019

 

OAM: Major Shareholding Notifications

William Hill LEI: 213800MDW41W5UZQIX82

 

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:

William Hill 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

Morgan Stanley

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Wilmington, Delaware, 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:

06/09/2019

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

10/09/2019

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

0.16%

5.50%

5.66%

874,146,045

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

0.91%

5.51%

6.42%


 

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

(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)

GB0031698896


1,398,036


0.16%











SUBTOTAL 8. A

1,398,036

0.16%

 

 

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

Exercise/
Conversion Period

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is

exercised / converted.

% of voting rights

Call Option (Physically Settled)

20/12/2019

at any time

2,500,000

0.29%

Right of recall over securities lending agreements

at any time

at any time

42,416

0.005%








SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

2,542,416

0.29%

 

 

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

Exercise/
Conversion Period

Physical or cash

settlement

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

Call Option (Cash Settled)

02/10/2019

at any time

Cash

128,202

0.01%

Call Option (Cash Settled)

09/10/2019

at any time

Cash

130,525

0.01%

Call Option (Cash Settled)

28/10/2019

at any time

Cash

150,509

0.02%

Call Option (Cash Settled)

20/11/2019

at any time

Cash

155,613

0.02%

Equity Swap

24/09/2019

at any time

Cash

20,000,000

2.29%

Equity Swap

24/10/2019

at any time

Cash

15,000,000

1.72%

Equity Swap

15/11/2019

at any time

Cash

10,000,000

1.14%




SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

45,564,849

5.21%

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

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

Morgan Stanley




Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC




Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, Inc.




Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC








Morgan Stanley




Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc.




Morgan Stanley International Limited




Morgan Stanley Investments (UK)




Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc


5.50%

5.66%


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:

Of the total voting rights attached to shares in Section 8A, 1,372,197 (0.16%) of these are the result of stock borrowing agreements.

 

Place of completion

Glasgow

Date of completion

10/09/2019

 


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