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RNS Number : 5281O

Marks & Spencer Group PLC

09 February 2021

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                                     Marks & Spencer 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                                                         Norges Bank 
 City and country of registered office                        Oslo, Norway 
  (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                           05/02/2021 
  crossed or reached (vi) : 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):               09/02/2021 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 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)        held in issuer 
                                of 8. A)           (total of 8.B                       (vii) 
                                                    1 + 8.B 2) 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Resulting situation 
  on the date 
  on which threshold 
  was crossed 
  or reached                     3.98%                0.00%               3.99%        1,956,425,035.00 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Position of 
  previous notification 
  (if 
  applicable)                    4.03%                0.03%               4.07% 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 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 
                         (DTR5.1)       (DTR5.2.1)     (DTR5.1)    (DTR5.2.1) 
                    ----------------  -------------  ----------  ------------ 
 GB0031274896        78,021,347.00                    3.98% 
                    ----------------  -------------  ----------  ------------ 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. A               78,021,347.00                     3.98% 
                    -------------------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 
 B 1: Financial Instruments according to DTR5.3.1R (1) (a) 
 Type of financial    Expiration    Exercise/             Number of voting        % of voting 
  instrument           date          Conversion Period     rights that may         rights 
                       (x)           (xi)                  be acquired if 
                                                           the instrument 
                                                           is 
                                                           exercised/converted. 
                     ------------  --------------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 Equity: Lent 
  Securities          N/A           At any time           128,500.00              0.00% 
                     ------------  --------------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 
   SUBTOTAL 8. B 1                                             128,500.00            0.00% 
  -----------------------------------------------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 
 
 B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to 
  DTR5.3.1R (1) (b) 
 Type of financial   Expiration   Exercise/      Physical or      Number of        % of voting 
  instrument          date (x)     Conversion     cash             voting rights    rights 
                                   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                    X 
  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 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         instruments if          higher than the 
                    the notifiable        it equals or is        notifiable threshold 
                       threshold          higher than the 
                                        notifiable threshold 
                 -------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 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                   Oslo 
                                      ------------------------------------------------ 
 Date of completion                    09/02/2021 
                                      ------------------------------------------------ 
 
 

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