Regulatory announcements

Holding(s) in Company

18 April 2011

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are
attached: ii
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights
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: iii
BlackRock, Inc.
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.):iv
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or
reached: v
13th April 2011
6. Date on which issuer notified: 15th April 2011
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached: vi, vii
Holding has gone below 11%

8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix
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 x
Direct Direct xi Indirect xii Direct Indirect
GB0033147751 7,641,737 7,641,737 N/A N/A 7,563,272 N/A 10.24%
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Expiration
date xiii
Exercise/
Conversion Period xiv
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 xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Exercise price Expiration date xvii Exercise/
Conversion period xviii
Number of voting rights instrument refers to % of voting rights xix, xx
CFD 500,000 Nominal Delta
0.68% 0.68%
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
8,063,272 10.92%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 8,063,272 (10.92%)
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:
14. Contact name: Michael DaykinGroup Company Secretary, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
15. Contact telephone number: 020 7440 2468

 

 

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