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Wh Smith Plc 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
  -58.00 -3.25% 1,725.00 1,711.00 1,715.00 1,780.00 1,654.00 1,770.00 786,373 16:35:01
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
General Retailers 1,021.0 -68.0 -199.2 - 2,257

WH Smith PLC Holding(s) in Company

24/11/2020 11:49am

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


TIDMSMWH TIDMSLA

RNS Number : 3470G

WH Smith PLC

24 November 2020

TR-1: S tandard 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                                             WH Smith PLC 
  underlying issuer of existing shares 
  to which voting rights are attached: 
                                                             ------------------------------------------------ 
 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)(iii) : 
                                                                                                         ---- 
 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation 
 Name                                                         Aggregate of Standard Life Aberdeen 
                                                               plc affiliated investment management 
                                                               entities with delegated voting rights 
                                                               on behalf of multiple managed portfolios 
 City and country of registered office                        Edinburgh, Scotland 
  (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                           20/11/2020 
  crossed or reached (vi) : 
                                                             ------------------------------------------------ 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):               23/11/2020 
                                                             ------------------------------------------------ 
 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 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                     7.31                   0.00                 7.31             130,866,415 
                          ------------------  -----------------------  ----------------  -------------------- 
 Position of 
  previous notification 
  (if 
  applicable)                    7.41                   0.00                 7.41 
                          ------------------  -----------------------  ----------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 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                             % of voting rights 
  shares             (ix) 
  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) 
                                           -------------------------- 
 GB00B2PDGW16                N/A                    9,568,525                     N/A                      7.31 
                   ----------------------  --------------------------  -------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. A                          9,568,525                                            7.31 
                   --------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 
 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         Conversion Period               rights that may                   rights 
  instrument         (x)          (xi)                            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) 
              ----------------  --------------------  --------------------  -------------------- 
 
 
                                                       SUBTOTAL 8.B.2 
                                                      --------------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 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 
                                it equals       instruments if it        higher than the 
                               or is higher    equals or is higher     notifiable threshold 
                                 than the      than the notifiable 
                                notifiable          threshold 
                                threshold 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Standard Life Aberdeen 
  plc 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Standard Life Investments 
  (Holdings) Limited 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Ignis Asset Management 
  Limited 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Ignis Investment Services 
  Limited 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Standard Life Aberdeen 
  plc 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Standard Life Investments 
  (Holdings) Limited 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Standard Life Investments 
  Limited 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Standard Life Aberdeen 
  plc 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Aberdeen Asset Management 
  PLC 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Aberdeen Asset Managers 
  Limited 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Standard Life Aberdeen 
  plc 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Aberdeen Asset Management 
  PLC 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Aberdeen Asset Investment 
  Group Limited 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Aberdeen Asset Investments 
  Limited 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Standard Life Aberdeen 
  plc 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Standard Life Investments 
  (Holdings) Limited 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Aberdeen Standard Capital 
  Limited 
                             --------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 
 
 10. In case of proxy voting, please identify: 
 Name of the proxy holder                     N/A 
                                             ----------------------------------------------- 
 The number and % of voting rights            N/A 
  held 
                                             ----------------------------------------------- 
 The date until which the voting rights       N/A 
  will be held 
                                             ----------------------------------------------- 
 
 11. Additional information (xvi) 
 
  In reference to section 9, the shares detailed are managed by the named 
  discretionary investment management entity within multiple portfolios 
  on behalf of underlying clients, based on investment management agreements 
  whereby the client has delegated the exercise of the voting power to 
  the referenced investment manager. 
  This disclosure reflects the fact that the voting rights held by the 
  underlying investment management entity Standard Life Investments Limited 
  decreased below the 5% notifiable threshold on 20 November 2020. This 
  is due to an internal redistribution of voting rights due to a scheduled 
  client restructuring. 
 
 
 
 Place of completion   Aberdeen, United Kingdom 
 Date of completion    23/11/2020 
                      ------------------------- 
 

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