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RNS Number : 4999H

Hostelworld Group PLC

06 April 2022

Standard Form TR-1

S tandard form for notification of major holdings

 
 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and 
  to the Central Bank of Ireland) (i) 
 
 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares 
  to which voting rights are attached (ii) : Hostelworld Group Plc (GB00BYYN4225) 
 2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): 
  [x] An acquisition or disposal of voting rights 
  [ ] 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 (iv) : 
 Name: UBS Investment Bank,                    City and country of registered office (if 
  UBS Group AG                                  applicable): 
                                                Zurich, Switzerland 
                                              ----------------------------------------------------------- 
 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3)(v) : 
 5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached (vi) : 
  01 April 2022 
 6. Date on which issuer notified: 
  05 April 2022 
 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: 
  5% (9.A + 9.B) 
 8. 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 % (9.A +     of voting rights 
                            to shares (total    instruments              9.B)            of issuer(vii) 
                            of 9.A)             (total of 9.B.1 
                                                + 9.B.2) 
                          ------------------  -----------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Resulting situation 
  on the date 
  on which threshold 
  was crossed 
  or reached                     2.12%                 3.04%                5.16%          117'505'396 
                          ------------------  -----------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 Position of                  No Previous      No Previous Disclosure    No Previous 
  previous notification        Disclosure                                 Disclosure 
  (if applicable) 
                          ------------------  -----------------------  --------------  ------------------ 
 
 
 9. 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 
                                          ---------------------- 
 GB00BYYN4225                                    2'496'058                                              2.12% 
                 -----------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------------  ----------------- 
 SUBTOTAL A                                      2'496'058                                              2.12% 
                 -----------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------------  ----------------- 
 
 B 1: Financial Instruments according to Regulation 17(1)(a) of the Regulations 
 Type of         Expiration          Exercise/                     Number of voting                % of voting 
 financial        date (x)            Conversion Period             rights that may                 rights 
 instrument                           (xi)                          be acquired if 
                                                                    the instrument 
                                                                    is exercised/converted. 
                ------------------  ----------------------------  ------------------------------  ----------------- 
 Right to substitute 
  shares delivered 
  as collateral                                Anytime                       3'569'305                  3.04% 
                                    ----------------------------  ------------------------------  ----------------- 
 
 
                      SUBTOTAL B.1                                           3'569'305                  3.04% 
                     -------------------------------------------  ------------------------------  ----------------- 
 
 B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to 
  Regulation 17(1)(b) of the Regulations 
 Type of          Expiration         Exercise/          Physical or             Number of          % of voting 
  financial        date (x)           Conversion         cash settlement         voting rights      rights 
  instrument                          Period (xi)        (xii) 
                 -----------------  -----------------  ----------------------  ----------------- 
 
 
 
 
                                                        SUBTOTAL B.2 
                                                       ----------------------  ----------------- 
 
 10. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification 
  obligation (please tick the applicable box): 
 
  [ ] 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) 
 
  [ X ] 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) : 
 Name (xv)                   % of voting rights         % of voting rights                  Total of both if 
                              if it equals               through financial                   it equals or is 
                              or is higher               instruments if it                   higher than the 
                              than the notifiable        equals or is higher                 notifiable threshold 
                              threshold                  than the notifiable 
                                                         threshold 
                            -------------------------  ----------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 UBS Group AG 
                            -------------------------  ----------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 UBS AG 
                            -------------------------  ----------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 UBS AG London Branch 
                            -------------------------  ----------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 UBS Group AG 
                            -------------------------  ----------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 UBS AG 
                            -------------------------  ----------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 UBS Europe SE 
                            -------------------------  ----------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 11. In case of proxy voting: [name of the proxy holder] will cease to 
  hold [% and number] voting rights as of [date] 
 
 12. Additional information (xvi) : 
 
 

Done at Zurich on 05.04.2022

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