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RNS Number : 9304L
William Hill PLC
15 January 2021
 

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

 

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS


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

WILLIAM HILL PLC

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

Non-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):


3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name

Bank of America Corporation

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Wilmington, DE, United States

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 reached:

12/01/2021

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

14/01/2021

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 issuer

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

2.965%

4.917%

7.882%

 

1,050,619,756

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

3.012%

4.912%

7.925%


 

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

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

Direct

(DTR5.1)

Indirect

 (DTR5.2.1)

Direct

(DTR5.1)

Indirect

(DTR5.2.1)

GB0031698896

0

31,111,008

0.000%

2.961%

US96925P1049

0

43,596

0.000%

0.004%






SUBTOTAL 8. A

31,154,604

2.965%


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

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date

Exercise/
Conversion Period

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

exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

Forwards

26/03/2021

N/A

37,000

0.004%

Right to Recall

N/A

N/A

49,956

0.005%








SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

86,956

0.008%


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

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date

Exercise/
Conversion Period

Physical or cash

settlement

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

Swaps

19/01/2021

N/A

Cash

      11,800,000

1.12%

Swaps

25/01/2021

N/A

Cash

         4,300,000

0.41%

Swaps

16/02/2021

N/A

Cash

         8,000,000

0.76%

Swaps

23/02/2021

N/A

Cash

         8,000,000

0.76%

Swaps

26/02/2021

N/A

Cash

                       38

0.00%

Swaps

30/06/2021

N/A

Cash

               96,379

0.01%

Swaps

13/08/2021

N/A

Cash

               49,748

0.00%

Swaps

13/12/2021

N/A

Cash

         1,821,608

0.17%

Swaps

20/12/2021

N/A

Cash

         4,800,801

0.46%

Swaps

29/07/2022

N/A

Cash

         8,543,047

0.81%

Swaps

21/09/2022

N/A

Cash

            609,488

0.06%

Swaps

28/02/2023

N/A

Cash

            420,007

0.04%

Swaps

31/10/2023

N/A

Cash

            233,899

0.02%

Swaps

13/10/2025

N/A

Cash

         1,981,367

0.19%

Swaps

14/10/2025

N/A

Cash

            915,633

0.09%




SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

                51,572,015

4.909%

 

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) issuer


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
(please add additional rows as necessary)

x

Name

% of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

% of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Bank of America Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

NB Holdings Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

BofAML Jersey Holdings Limited

N/A

N/A

N/A

BofAML EMEA Holdings 2 Limited

N/A

N/A

N/A

ML UK Capital Holdings Limited

N/A

N/A

N/A

Merrill Lynch International

N/A

3.184%

5.823%





Bank of America Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

NB Holdings Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

Merrill Lynch International, LLC

N/A

N/A

N/A

Merrill Lynch Group Holdings I, L.L.C.

N/A

N/A

N/A

BofA Securities Europe SA

N/A

N/A

N/A





Bank of America Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

NB Holdings Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

BAC North America Holding Company

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bank of America, National Association

N/A

N/A

N/A





Bank of America Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

NB Holdings Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

BAC North America Holding Company

N/A

N/A

N/A

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated

N/A

N/A

N/A





Bank of America Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

NB Holdings Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

BAC North America Holding Company

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bank of America, National Association

N/A

N/A

N/A

U.S. Trust Company of Delaware

N/A

N/A

N/A


10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder


The number and % of voting rights held


The date until which the voting rights will be held



11. Additional information


 

Place of completion

United Kingdom

Date of completion

14.01.2021

 

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