Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
WH Smith LSE:SMWH London Ordinary Share GB00B2PDGW16 ORD 22 6/67P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -22.00p -1.10% 1,969.00p 1,969.00p 1,970.00p 2,048.00p 1,969.00p 2,000.00p 540,328 16:29:55
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 1,262.0 134.0 109.2 18.0 2,168.25

WH Smith PLC Holding(s) in Company

22/02/2018 3:22pm

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


TIDMSMWH

RNS Number : 7000F

WH Smith PLC

22 February 2018

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                                           WH Smith PLC 
  or the 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                     Wilmington, DE, USA 
  office (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                     21/02/2018 
  was crossed or reached(vi) 
  : 
-------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified                   22/02/2018 
  (DD/MM/YYYY): 
-------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------- 
 7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification 
  obligation 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
                               % of voting            % of voting        Total of       Total number 
                              rights attached       rights through       both in %       of voting 
                                 to shares             financial        (8.A + 8.B)      rights of 
                                 (total of            instruments                        issuer(vii) 
                                   8. A)               (total of 
                                                      8.B 1 + 8.B 
                                                          2) 
----------------------  -------------------------  ----------------  ----------------  ------------- 
 Resulting 
  situation 
  on the date 
  on which 
  threshold 
  was crossed 
  or reached             Below 5%                    Below 5%         Below 5%          110,119,148 
----------------------  -------------------------  ----------------  ----------------  ------------- 
 Position 
  of previous 
  notification 
  (if 
  applicable)            3.78%                      1.23%             5.01% 
----------------------  -------------------------  ----------------  ----------------  ------------- 
 
 
 
 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              Number of voting rights(ix)                    % of voting rights 
  of 
  shares 
  ISIN code 
  (if possible) 
---------------------- 
                                  Direct                Indirect                   Direct                  Indirect 
                                 (Art 9 of              (Art 10 of                (Art 9 of               (Art 10 of 
                                 Directive              Directive                 Directive                Directive 
                               2004/109/EC)            2004/109/EC)              2004/109/EC)            2004/109/EC) 
                                 (DTR5.1)               (DTR5.2.1)                 (DTR5.1)               (DTR5.2.1) 
--------------------    -------------------------  ------------------  ------------------------------  --------------- 
 GB00B2PDGW16                                       Below 5%                                            Below 5% 
----------------------  -------------------------  ------------------  ------------------------------  --------------- 
 
 
 SUBTOTAL                                  Below 5%                                        Below 5% 
  8. A 
----------------------  ---------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------- 
 
 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          rights that                       rights 
                                                   Period(xi)          may be acquired 
                                                                       if the instrument 
                                                                       is 
                                                                       exercised/converted. 
----------------------  -----------------------  ------------------  --------------------------------  --------------- 
 Securities                                                           Below 5%                          Below 5% 
  Lending 
----------------------  -----------------------  ------------------  --------------------------------  --------------- 
 
 
                                                  SUBTOTAL 8.                     Below 5%               Below 5% 
                                                   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               Number       % of voting 
  financial             date(x)                   Conversion        or cash                 of voting    rights 
  instrument                                      Period            settlement(xii)         rights 
                                                  (xi) 
--------------------  -------------------------  ----------------  ---------------------  -----------  --------------- 
 CFD                                                                Cash                   Below        Below 5% 
                                                                                            5% 
--------------------  -------------------------  ----------------  ---------------------  -----------  --------------- 
 
 
                                                                    SUBTOTAL                  Below      Below 5% 
                                                                     8.B.2                      5% 
                                                                   ---------------------  -----------  --------------- 
 
 
 
 
 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                      X 
  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           % of voting             Total of both 
                     rights if it         rights through            if it equals 
                     equals or is      financial instruments        or is higher 
                      higher than          if it equals          than the notifiable 
                    the notifiable         or is higher               threshold 
                       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) 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
   BlackRock Regulatory Threshold Reporting Team 
 
   Jana Blumenstein 
 
 
   020 7743 3650 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 
 Place of completion   12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, 
                        U.K. 
--------------------  ----------------------------------------- 
 Date of completion    22 February, 2018 
--------------------  ----------------------------------------- 
 

Section 9 Attachment

 
          Name(xv)                 % of voting            % of voting          Total of 
                                     rights if           rights through         both if 
                                     it equals              financial          it equals 
                                   or is higher            instruments        or is higher 
                                than the notifiable       if it equals          than the 
                                     threshold            or is higher         notifiable 
                                                       than the notifiable     threshold 
                                                            threshold 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Holdco 2, 
  Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Financial 
  Management, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Holdco 4, 
  LLC 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Holdco 6, 
  LLC 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Delaware 
  Holdings Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Fund Advisors 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 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 Group Limited 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Advisors 
  (UK) Limited 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 
 BlackRock, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 Trident Merger, LLC 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Investment 
  Management, LLC 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 
 BlackRock, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Holdco 2, 
  Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Financial 
  Management, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock International 
  Holdings, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BR Jersey International 
  Holdings L.P. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Group Limited 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Investment 
  Management (UK) Limited 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 
 BlackRock, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Holdco 2, 
  Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Financial 
  Management, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Capital Holdings, 
  Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Advisors, 
  LLC 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 
 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 Holdco 4, 
  LLC 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Holdco 6, 
  LLC 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Delaware 
  Holdings Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Fund Advisors 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 
 BlackRock, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Holdco 2, 
  Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Financial 
  Management, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock International 
  Holdings, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BR Jersey International 
  Holdings L.P. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock (Singapore) 
  Holdco Pte. Ltd. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock HK Holdco 
  Limited 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Lux Finco 
  S.a.r.l. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Trident Holding 
  Company Limited 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Japan Holdings 
  GK 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Japan Co., 
  Ltd. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 
 BlackRock, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Holdco 2, 
  Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Financial 
  Management, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 
 BlackRock, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Holdco 2, 
  Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Financial 
  Management, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock International 
  Holdings, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BR Jersey International 
  Holdings L.P. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Australia 
  Holdco Pty. Ltd. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Investment 
  Management (Australia) 
  Limited 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 
 BlackRock, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Holdco 2, 
  Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Financial 
  Management, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock International 
  Holdings, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BR Jersey International 
  Holdings L.P. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Group Limited 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock International 
  Limited 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 
 BlackRock, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Holdco 2, 
  Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Financial 
  Management, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock International 
  Holdings, Inc. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BR Jersey International 
  Holdings L.P. 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Group Limited 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Investment 
  Management (UK) Limited 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 BlackRock Asset Management 
  Deutschland AG 
----------------------------  ---------------------  ---------------------  -------------- 
 
 

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