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RNS Number : 3397T

Watkin Jones plc

13 November 2019

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) 
 
 1a. Identity of the issuer or the                                                  Watkin Jones plc 
  underlying issuer of existing shares 
  to which voting rights are attached: 
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 1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with 
  an "X" if appropriate) 
 Non-UK issuer 
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 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 
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 Other (please specify): Type 1 Disclosure as per the Transparency 
  Directive II Regulation 
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 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation 
 Name                                                                      Octopus Investments Nominees Limited 
 City and country of registered office 
  (if applicable) 
 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) 
 Name 
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 City and country of registered office 
  (if applicable) 
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 5. Date on which the threshold was 
  crossed or reached:                                                                      12/09/2019 
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 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):                                         13/11/2019 
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 7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation 
                            % of voting        % of voting rights      Total of both    Total number 
                          rights attached       through financial       in % (8.A +      of voting rights 
                          to shares (total         instruments              8.B)         of issuer 
                              of 8. A)            (total of 8.B 
                                                   1 + 8.B 2) 
                        ------------------  -----------------------  ----------------  --------------------------------------- 
 Resulting situation 
  on the date 
  on which threshold 
  was crossed 
  or reached                   9.05%                  N/A                  9.05%                                  255,722,099 
                        ------------------  -----------------------  ----------------  --------------------------------------- 
 Position of 
  previous 
  notification 
  (if 
  applicable)                     8.06%               N/A                     8.06% 
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 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        Number of voting rights                                       % of voting rights 
  shares 
  ISIN code (if 
  possible) 
                              Direct                        Indirect                        Direct                   Indirect 
                        (Art 9 of Directive            (Art 10 of Directive           (Art 9 of Directive      (Art 10 of Directive 
                            2004/109/EC)                   2004/109/EC)                   2004/109/EC)             2004/109/EC) 
                              (DTR5.1)                      (DTR5.2.1)                      (DTR5.1)                (DTR5.2.1) 
                                               ---------------------------------- 
 GB00BD6RF223                                              23,145,807                                             9.05% 
                     ------------------------  ----------------------------------  ------------------------  ----------------------- 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. A                                23,145,807                                  9.05% 
                     ------------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------- 
 
 B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC 
  (DTR5.3.1.1 (a)) 
 Type of financial    Expiration      Exercise/                            Number of voting                   % of voting 
  instrument           date            Conversion Period                    rights that may                    rights 
                                                                            be acquired if 
                                                                            the instrument 
                                                                            is 
                                                                            exercised/converted. 
                     --------------  -----------------------------------  ---------------------------------  ----------------------- 
 
 
                                      SUBTOTAL 8. B 1 
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 B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to 
  Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b)) 
 Type of       Expiration             Exercise/              Physical or                 Number of            % of voting 
 financial      date                   Conversion             cash                        voting rights        rights 
 instrument                            Period                 settlement 
              ---------------------  ---------------------  --------------------------  ------------------- 
                                                             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) issuer 
 Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights                                                           X 
  and/or the 
  financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate 
  controlling natural person or legal entity (please add additional 
  rows as necessary) 
            Name                       % of voting rights                   % of voting rights                Total of both if 
                                         if it equals or                     through financial                 it equals or is 
                                        is higher than the                   instruments if it                 higher than the 
                                       notifiable threshold                 equals or is higher             notifiable threshold 
                                                                            than the notifiable 
                                                                                 threshold 
                             --------------------------------------  --------------------------------  ----------------------------- 
 Octopus Capital 
  Ltd 
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 Octopus Investments 
  Ltd 
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 Octopus Investments 
  Nominees Ltd                            9.05% 
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 10. In case of proxy voting, please identify: 
 Name of the proxy holder                                             N/A 
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 The number and % of voting rights 
  held 
                                                                     --------------------------------------------------------------- 
 The date until which the voting rights 
  will be held 
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 11. Additional information (N/A) 
 
 
 
 
 Place of completion   33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT 
 Date of completion    31/11/2019 
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