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Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Watches Of Switzerland Group Plc LSE:WOSG London Ordinary Share GB00BJDQQ870 ORD GBP0.0125
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  3.00 1.6% 190.00 190.10 192.60 208.00 177.20 190.20 84,342 10:29:50
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 798.9 1.9 -2.7 - 455

Watches of Switzerland Group PLC Holding(s) in Company

14/01/2020 12:20pm

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


TIDMWOSG

RNS Number : 7727Z

Watches of Switzerland Group PLC

14 January 2020

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

 
NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS 
 
1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying                   Watches of Switzerland Group PLC 
 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                                                          X 
                                                                                                   ----- 
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments                                                  X 
                                                                                                   ----- 
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights 
                                                                                                   ----- 
Other (please specify)(iii) : Notification of shares following Listing 
 on the London Stock Exchange 
                                                                                                   ----- 
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation(iv) 
Name                                                   BlackRock, Inc. 
City and country of registered office                  Wilmington, DE, USA 
 (if applicable) 
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)(v) 
Name 
                                                       ------------------------------------------------- 
City and country of registered office 
 (if applicable) 
                                                       ------------------------------------------------- 
5. Date on which the threshold was                     10/01/2020 
 crossed or reached(vi) : 
                                                       ------------------------------------------------- 
6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):         13/01/2020 
                                                       ------------------------------------------------- 
7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation 
                       % of voting rights    % of voting rights     Total of both    Total number 
                        attached to shares    through financial    in % (8.A + 8.B)   of voting rights 
                         (total of 8. A)         instruments                          of issuer(vii) 
                                                (total of 8.B 
                                                 1 + 8.B 2) 
                       -------------------  --------------------  -----------------  ------------------- 
Resulting situation 
 on the date on 
 which threshold 
 was crossed or 
 reached                      8.56%                1.57%               10.14%            239,455,554 
                       -------------------  --------------------  -----------------  ------------------- 
Position of previous 
 notification (if 
 applicable)                  6.90%                1.23%                8.14% 
                       -------------------  --------------------  -----------------  ------------------- 
 
 
 
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 
 shares 
 ISIN code (if 
 possible) 
                          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) 
                                          --------------------------- 
GB00BJDQQ870                                      20,508,798                                              8.56% 
                   ---------------------  ---------------------------  --------------------------  -------------------- 
 
 
SUBTOTAL 8. A                          20,508,798                                           8.56% 
                   --------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 
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 rights 
 instrument         date(x)      Conversion Period(xi)             rights that may be 
                                                                   acquired if the instrument 
                                                                   is 
                                                                   exercised/converted. 
                   -----------  --------------------------------  -------------------------------  -------------------- 
Securities 
 Lending                                                          10,548                           0.00% 
                   -----------  --------------------------------  -------------------------------  -------------------- 
 
 
                                SUBTOTAL 8. B 1                   10,548                           0.00% 
                                --------------------------------  -------------------------------  -------------------- 
 
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 rights 
financial      date(x)           Conversion            cash                     voting rights 
instrument                       Period (xi)           settlement(xii) 
              ----------------  --------------------  -----------------------  ------------------ 
CFD                                                   Cash                     3,769,495           1.57% 
                   -----------  --------------------  -----------------------  ------------------ 
 
 
                                                      SUBTOTAL 8.B.2           3,769,495           1.57% 
                                                      -----------------------  ------------------ 
 
 
 
 
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(xiii) 
Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights                               X 
 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        % of voting rights       Total of both if 
                                        rights if         through financial     it equals or is higher 
                                        it equals         instruments if it      than the notifiable 
                                      or is higher       equals or is higher          threshold 
                                   than the notifiable   than the notifiable 
                                        threshold             threshold 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock, Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Financial Management, 
 Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock International 
 Holdings, Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BR Jersey International 
 Holdings L.P. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Cayman 1 LP 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Cayman West Bay 
 Finco Limited 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Cayman West Bay 
 IV Limited 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Group Limited 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Finance Europe 
 Limited 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Investment Management 
 (UK) Limited                            8.41%                 1.57%                    9.99% 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
 
BlackRock, Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Financial Management, 
 Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock International 
 Holdings, Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BR Jersey International 
 Holdings L.P. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Cayman 1 LP 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Cayman West Bay 
 Finco Limited 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Cayman West Bay 
 IV Limited 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Group Limited 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Finance Europe 
 Limited 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Advisors (UK) 
 Limited 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
 
BlackRock, Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Financial Management, 
 Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Delaware Holdings 
 Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Institutional 
 Trust Company, National 
 Association 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
 
BlackRock, Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Financial Management, 
 Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock International 
 Holdings, Inc. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BR Jersey International 
 Holdings L.P. 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Canada Holdings 
 LP 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Canada Holdings 
 ULC 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
BlackRock Asset Management 
 Canada Limited 
                                  --------------------  --------------------  ------------------------- 
 
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(xvi) 
 
 
 
 
 
   Place of completion     36 North Row, London W1K 6DH 
 
   Date of completion      14 January 2020 
                        ------------------------------- 
 
 
Paul Eardley 
 
 Company Secretary 
 
 Tel: + 44 (0) 207 
 317 4600 
 
 Watches of Switzerland 
 Group PLC 
 

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