TIDMMKS

RNS Number : 6497T

Marks & Spencer Group PLC

26 March 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 and 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) 
 UK 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 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 (iv) 
 Name                                                         BlackRock, Inc. 
 City and country of registered office                        Wilmington, 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                           23/03/2021 
  crossed or reached (vi) : 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):               24/03/2021 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 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                     4.54%                1.18%               5.72%           112,236,348 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Position of 
  previous notification 
  (if 
  applicable)                    5.01%                0.36%               5.37% 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 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                       88,845,319                   4.54% 
                     ------------  --------------  -----------  ------------- 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. A                88,845,319                      4.54% 
                     ----------------------------  -------------------------- 
 
 
 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. 
                       ------------  --------------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 American Depository 
  Receipt                                                   5004                    0.00% 
                                                           ----------------------  ------------ 
 Equity: Lent 
  Securities                                                19,132,654              0.97% 
                                                           ----------------------  ------------ 
 
   SUBTOTAL 8. B 1                                               19,137,658            0.97% 
  -------------------------------------------------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 
 
 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) 
                     ------------  --------------  ----------------  ---------------  ------------ 
 CFD                                                  Cash            4,253,371        0.21% 
                                                     --------------  ---------------  ------------ 
    SUBTOTAL 8.B.2                                                      4,253,371         0.21% 
   ----------------------------------------------------------------  ---------------  ------------ 
 
 
 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 
                 -------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------ 
 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                  24/03/2021 
                                    ------------------------------------ 
 

Section 9 Attachment

 
 Name (xv)                           % of voting       % of voting rights      Total of 
                                      rights if it      through financial       both if it 
                                      equals or is      instruments if          equals or 
                                      higher than       it equals or is         is higher 
                                      the notifiable    higher than the         than the 
                                      threshold         notifiable threshold    notifiable 
                                                                                threshold 
 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 Japan Holdings GK 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 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 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 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 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 Holdco 3, LLC 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 BlackRock Cayman 1 LP 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 BlackRock Cayman West Bay 
  Finco Limited 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 BlackRock Cayman West Bay 
  IV Limited 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 BlackRock Group Limited 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 BlackRock International 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 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 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, 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 (Netherlands) B.V. 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 BlackRock Asset Management 
  Deutschland AG 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 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 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 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. 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 Trident Merger, LLC 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 BlackRock Investment Management, 
  LLC 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 Amethyst Intermediate, LLC 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 Aperio Holdings, LLC 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 Aperio Group, LLC 
                                    ----------------  ----------------------  ------------ 
 

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