Shareholders who are interested, directly or indirectly, in three per cent or more of the voting rights of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company are required to notify the Company of their interest in accordance with chapter 5 of the FCA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules (‘Notification’).
Details of the Company’s major shareholders are as follows:
|Major Shareholders||Number of Shares as at 5 December 2017(1)||% (1)||Number of Shares as at 31 January 2018(2)||% (2)|
|Punter Southall Group Limited||n/a||n/a||25,543,887 (3)||(3)12.53|
|BlackRock Inc.||14,129,432||10.32||17,785,396 (3)||(3)8.72|
|Invesco Asset Management Limited||10,755,395||7.85||14,853,230||7.29|
|Wellington Management Company LLP||6,990,694||5.11||14,410,570||7.07|
|Axa Investment Managers||8,657,838||6.32||12,490,743||6.13|
|Threadneedle Asset Management Limited||8,276,708||6.05||11,102,597||5.45|
|Franklin Templeton Fund Management Limited||8,309,352||6.07||10,763,570||5.28|
|Unicorn Asset Management Limited||6,864,151||5.01||9,563,093 (3)||(3)4.69|
(1) Notification by 5 December 2017, being the latest practicable date for inclusion in the Prospectus published by the Company on 7 December 2017, and based on the issued share capital of the Company at that date of 136,896,244 ordinary shares.
(2) Assumed share interest as of 11 January 2018 (as set out in Part 22, section 6.1, of the Company's Prospectus dated 7 December 2017 and based on the issued share capital of the Company at 11 January 2018 of 203,839,585 ordinary shares), following the issue of new shares in respect of the Company's capital raising and acquisition of Punter Southall Holdings Limited as approved by shareholders in general meeting on 4 January 2018.
(3) Notification after 11 January 2018. Schroders plc notified the Company on 13 February 2018 that their indirect interest in the voting rights and issued ordinary shares had decreased to below 5% from the previously notified position of 9.99%.