Regulatory announcements

Holding(s) in Company

11 June 2012

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 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: 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
7th June 2012
6. Date on which issuer notified: 11th June 2012
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached: vi, vii
Holding has gone below 12%

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 8,362,149 8,362,149 N/A N/A 8,313,137 N/A 11.26%

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
8,813,137 11.94%

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 - 8,813,137 (11.94%)

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: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
14. Contact name: Michael Daykin
Group Company Secretary
15. Contact telephone number: 027 631 5627

 

 

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