Regulatory announcements

Holding(s) in Company

06 December 2013

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 (yes/no):
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 X
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
3rdDecember 2013
6. Date on which issuer notified: 5thDecember 2013
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached:vi, vii
Holding has gone below 10%

8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to sharesviii, 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 rightsx
Direct Direct xi Indirect xii Direct Indirect
GB0033147751 7,528,466 7,528,466 N/A N/A 6,834,770 N/A 9.26%

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Expiration
datexiii
Exercise/
Conversion Periodxiv
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 Instrumentsxv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Exercise price Expiration datexvii Exercise/
Conversion periodxviii
Number of voting rights instrument refers to % of voting rightsxix, xx
CFD 460,085 Nominal Delta
0.62% 0.62%

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
7,294,855 9.88%

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 - 7,294,855 (9.88%)
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 Daykin
Group Company Secretary
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
15. Contact telephone number: 020 7631 5627

 

 

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