Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Merlin Entertainments Plc LSE:MERL London Ordinary Share GB00BDZT6P94 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -0.30p -0.07% 451.70p 451.70p 451.80p 452.40p 451.70p 451.90p 11,080,619 16:29:39
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 1,688.0 289.0 22.5 20.1 4,626

Merlin Entertainments plc Holding(s) in Company - Syquant Capital

13/09/2019 3:30pm

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


RNS Number : 2929M

Merlin Entertainments plc

13 September 2019

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                                     Merlin Entertainments plc 
  underlying issuer of existing shares 
  to which voting rights are attached(ii) 
 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 
 An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments                                                   X 
 An event changing the breakdown of voting rights 
 Other (please specify)(iii) : 
 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation(iv) 
 Name                                                         Syquant Capital 
 City and country of registered office                        Paris, France 
  (if applicable) 
 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)(v) 
 City and country of registered office 
  (if applicable) 
 5. Date on which the threshold was                           4 September 2019 
  crossed or reached(vi) : 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):               5 September 2019 
 7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation 
                              % of voting       % of voting rights    Total of both   Total number 
                            rights attached      through financial     in % (8.A +     of voting rights 
                            to shares (total        instruments            8.B)        of issuer(vii) 
                                of 8. A)           (total of 8.B 
                                                    1 + 8.B 2) 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Resulting situation 
  on the date 
  on which threshold 
  was crossed 
  or reached               0                   3.28%                  3.28%           1,022,072,449 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Position of               N/A                 N/A                    N/A 
  previous notification 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the 
  threshold was crossed or reached(viii) 
 A: Voting rights attached to shares 
 Class/type of         Number of voting rights(ix)                                  % of voting rights 
  ISIN code (if 
                                Direct                        Indirect                       Direct                   Indirect 
                          (Art 9 of Directive           (Art 10 of Directive           (Art 9 of Directive      (Art 10 of Directive 
                              2004/109/EC)                  2004/109/EC)              2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)         2004/109/EC) 
                                (DTR5.1)                     (DTR5.2.1)                                              (DTR5.2.1) 
                      -----------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------- 
 B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC 
  (DTR5.3.1.1 (a)) 
 Type of financial     Expiration    Exercise/                              Number of voting                    % of voting 
  instrument            date(x)       Conversion Period(xi)                  rights that may                     rights 
                                                                             be acquired if 
                                                                             the instrument 
                      ------------  -------------------------------------  ----------------------------------  --------------------- 
                                     SUBTOTAL 8. B 1 
                                    -------------------------------------  ----------------------------------  --------------------- 
 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          Expiration         Exercise/                Physical or                 Number of             % of voting 
 financial         date(x)            Conversion               cash                        voting rights         rights 
 instrument                           Period (xi)              settlement(xii) 
                 -----------------  -----------------------  --------------------------  -------------------- 
  (Equity Swap)   N/A                N/A                      Cash Settlement             33,576,208            3.28% 
                 -----------------  -----------------------  --------------------------  -------------------- 
                                              SUBTOTAL 8.B.2                              33,576,208            3.28% 
                                             --------------------------                  -------------------- 
 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                        X 
  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(xiii) 
 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) 
     Name(xv)        % of voting rights      % of voting rights       Total of both if 
                       if it equals or        through financial        it equals or is 
                      is higher than the      instruments if it        higher than the 
                     notifiable threshold    equals or is higher     notifiable threshold 
                                             than the notifiable 
                   ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 10. In case of proxy voting, please identify: 
 Name of the proxy holder 
 The number and % of voting rights 
 The date until which the voting rights 
  will be held 
 11. Additional information(xvi) 
   Matthew Jowett 
   Company Secretary 
   Merlin Entertainments plc 
   Link House, 25 West Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1LD 
   01202 634 955 
 Place of completion   Paris, France 
 Date of completion    5 September 2019 

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