Regulatory announcements

Holding(s) in Company

16 August 2011

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES


1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached

An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

Other (please specify):


3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:

BlackRock, Inc.

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):

 

5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached:

5th August 2011

6. Date on which issuer notified:

9th August 2011

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

Holding has gone above 11%


8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of
shares


if possible using
the ISIN CODE

Situation previous
to the triggering
transaction

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number
of
Shares

Number
of
Voting
Rights

Number
of shares

Number of voting
rights

% of voting rights

Direct

Direct

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

GB0033147751

7,563,272

7,563,272

N/A

N/A

7,563,272

N/A

10.52%


B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial
instrument

Expiration
date

Exercise/
Conversion
Period

Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.

% of voting
rights


C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of
financial
instrument

Exercise
price

Expiration
date

Exercise/
Conversion
period

Number of voting
rights instrument
refers to

% of voting rights

CFD 500,000

Nominal

Delta

0.68% 0.68%

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

8,267,839

11.02%


9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 8,267,839 (11.02%)

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:


13. Additional information:

BlackRock International Threshold Reporting Team

14. Contact name:

Michael Daykin,

Group Company Secretary, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

 

15. Contact telephone number:

020 7440 2468

 

 

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