Company Announcements

Holding(s) in Company

Source: RNS
RNS Number : 7505G
Go-Ahead Group PLC
28 July 2021
 

THE GO-AHEAD GROUP PLC

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

 

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)i


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

The Go-Ahead Group plc

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer  (please mark with an "X" if appropriate)

UK issuer


2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an "X")

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments


An event changing the breakdown of voting rights


Other (please specify)iii:


3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv

Name

Aggregate of abrdn plc affiliated investment management entities with delegated voting rights on behalf of multiple managed portfolios

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Edinburgh, Scotland

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

Name


City and country of registered office (if applicable)


5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi:

23/07/2021

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

26/07/2021

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation


% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

% of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

Total number of voting rights held in issuervii

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

13.048260

0.00

13.048260

5,633,898

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

12.538785

0.00

12.538785


 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rightsix

% of voting rights

(DTR5.1)

 (DTR5.2.1)

(DTR5.1)

(DTR5.2.1)

GB0003753778

N/A

5,633,898

N/A

13.048260






SUBTOTAL 8. A

5,633,898

13.048260

 

 

B 1: Financial Instruments according to DTR5.3.1R (1) (a)

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is

exercised/converted.

% of voting rights


















SUBTOTAL 8. B 1



 

 

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to DTR5.3.1R (1) (b)

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Physical or cash

settlementxii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights






















SUBTOTAL 8.B.2



 

 

 

 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the

applicable box with an "X")

Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuerxiii


Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity
xiv (please add additional rows as necessary)

X

Namexv


abrdn plc



abrdn plc

Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited



abrdn plc

Standard Life Investments Limited

6.258106



abrdn plc



abrdn plc

Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited



abrdn plc

Ignis Asset Management Limited



abrdn plc

Ignis Investment Services Limited

5.286797



abrdn plc



abrdn plc

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC



abrdn plc

Aberdeen Asset Investment Group Limited



abrdn plc

Aberdeen Asset Investments Limited




abrdn plc



abrdn plc

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC



abrdn plc

Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited




abrdn plc



abrdn plc

Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited



abrdn plc

Aberdeen Standard Capital Limited



10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A


11. Additional informationxvi

In reference to Section 9, the shares detailed are managed by the named discretionary investment management entity within multiple portfolios on behalf of underlying clients, based on investment management agreements where-by the client has delegated the exercise of the voting power to the referenced investment manager.

 

This disclosure also reflects the fact that the voting rights effectively held indirectly by the underlying intermediate holding company Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited ("SLIHL") increased above the 11% notifiable threshold due to trading on 23 July 2021. SLIHL now effectively holds 11.547683% of the delegated voting rights of the shares in The Go-Ahead Group plc. Prior to this crossing SLIHL effectively held 10.975800% of the delegated voting rights.

 

Place of completion

Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Date of completion

26 July 2021

 

For further information, please contact:

Carolyn Ferguson, Group Company Secretary - 0191 232 3123

 

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