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
  29.50 12.94% 257.50 249.50 250.00 255.00 214.50 234.50 314,828 16:46:01
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 798.9 1.9 -2.7 - 617

Watches of Switzerland Group PLC Holding(s) in Company

15/01/2020 3:07pm

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


TIDMWOSG

RNS Number : 9324Z

Watches of Switzerland Group PLC

15 January 2020

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

 
 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS 
 
 1a. Identity of the issuer or the                                 Watches of Switzerland Group 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                                                           X 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 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                                                         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                           14/01/2020 
  crossed or reached(vi) : 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):               15/01/2020 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 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 
                                of 8. A)           (total of 8.B                       issuer(vii) 
                                                    1 + 8.B 2) 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Resulting situation 
  on the date 
  on which threshold 
  was crossed 
  or reached               8.58%               1.58%                  10.16%          239,455,554 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Position of 
  previous notification 
  (if 
  applicable)              8.56%               1.57%                  10.14% 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 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                                 20,550,113                                                8.58% 
                   ------------------------  -----------------------------  -------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. A                            20,550,113                                              8.58% 
                   -------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 
 B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC 
  (DTR5.3.1.1 (a)) 
 Type of            Expiration   Exercise/                            Number of voting                  % of voting 
 financial           date(x)      Conversion Period(xi)                rights that may                   rights 
 instrument                                                            be acquired if 
                                                                       the instrument 
                                                                       is 
                                                                       exercised/converted. 
                   -----------  -----------------------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 
 
                                 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) 
              ----------------  ----------------------  -----------------------  -------------------- 
 CFD                                                     Cash                     3,785,602             1.58% 
                   -----------  ----------------------  -----------------------  -------------------- 
 
 
                                                         SUBTOTAL 8.B.2                3,785,602        1.58% 
                                                        -----------------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 
 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 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 
                                                  threshold 
                   ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 See Attachment 
                   ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 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    15 January, 2020 
                      ----------------------------- 
 
 
Paul Eardley 
 
 Company Secretary 
 
 Tel: + 44 (0) 207 
 317 4600 
 
 Watches of Switzerland 
 Group PLC 
 

Section 9 Attachment

 
              Name(xv)                % of voting rights   % of voting rights      Total of both 
                                        if it equals or     through financial       if it equals 
                                        is higher than       instruments if         or is higher 
                                        the notifiable        it equals or       than the notifiable 
                                           threshold         is higher than           threshold 
                                                             the notifiable 
                                                                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                        8.43%                1.58%                10.01% 
                                     -------------------  -------------------  --------------------- 
 
 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 
                                     -------------------  -------------------  --------------------- 
 
 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 
                                     -------------------  -------------------  --------------------- 
 
 

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