Regulatory announcements

Holding(s) in Company

13 November 2014

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
Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited (and/or acting for its affiliates) as discretionary investment manager on behalf of multiple portfolios
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.):iv
Aberdeen UK Smaller Companies Equity Fund

HBOS Smaller Companies Fund

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

11 November 2014

6. Date on which issuer notified:

13 November 2014

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:vi, vii 17%

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

Directxi Indirectxii Direct Indirect
GB0033147751 12,524,323 12,524,323 12,901,823 12,901,823 17.47%

B:Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial instrument Expiration date xiii Exercise/ conversion period/date xiv No. of voting rights that may be acquired
(if the instrument exercised/converted)
Percentage 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 xviii
Exercise/
Conversion
period
Number of voting
rights instrument
refers to
% of voting rights
xix, xx
Nominal Delta

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
12,901,823 17.47%

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

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:
0207 631 5627

 

 

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