TIDMBRBY

RNS Number : 1099E

Burberry Group PLC

25 February 2020

Burberry Group plc (the "Company") - Notification of Major Interests in Shares

The Company was sent the below form TR-1 at 2.06pm on 18 February 2020. The form was sent to an email account which is not routinely monitored and which is not used to receive regulatory notifications. The form came to the Company's attention today.

25 February 2020

The form TR-1 is set out below:

 
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                      BURBERRY GROUP PLC 
   underlying issuer of existing shares 
   to which voting rights are attached: 
  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                                                   Massachusetts Financial Services 
                                                          Company 
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------- 
  City and country of registered                         Boston, US 
   office (if applicable) 
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------- 
  4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3) 
  Name                                                   MFS invests in securities of the 
                                                          issuer on behalf of its various 
                                                          mutual funds and institutional 
                                                          account clients 
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------- 
  City and country of registered 
   office (if applicable) 
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------- 
  5. Date on which the threshold                         14/02/2020 
   was crossed or reached: 
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------- 
  6. Date on which issuer notified                       18/02/2020 
   (DD/MM/YYYY): 
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------- 
  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 %          of voting rights 
                                      to shares            instruments                              of issuer 
                                      (total of           (total of 8.B.1       (8.A + 8.B) 
                                         8.A)                 + 8.B.2) 
                               ----------------------  -------------------  -----------------  ------------------ 
  Resulting situation 
   on the date on 
   which threshold 
   was crossed or 
   reached                       5.10%                                        5.10%              404,669,662 
                               ----------------------  -------------------  -----------------  ------------------ 
  Position of previous 
   notification 
   (if applicable)               4.84%                                        4.84% 
                               ----------------------  -------------------  -----------------  ------------------ 
 
 
 
  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            Number of voting rights                         % of voting rights 
   of shares 
   ISIN code 
   (if possible) 
                      ----------------------------------------------  --------------------------------- 
                           Direct                 Indirect                  Direct          Indirect 
                          (Art 9 of          (Art 10 of Directive           (Art 9          (Art 10 of 
                          Directive        2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)       of Directive       Directive 
                         2004/109/EC)                                    2004/109/EC)      2004/109/EC) 
                           (DTR5.1)                                        (DTR5.1)         (DTR5.2.1) 
                      ---------------  -----------------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
GB0031743007 
 Common Stock                          20,668,065                                       5.10% 
                      ---------------  -----------------------------  ----------------  --------------- 
 
SUBTOTAL 8.A                            20,668,065                                  5.10% 
                      ----------------------------------------------  --------------------------------- 
 
  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     rights that may be                rights 
                                          Period         acquired if the instrument 
                                                         is exercised/converted 
                      ---------------  -------------  --------------------------------  --------------- 
 
                                         SUBTOTAL 
                                          8.B.1 
                                                      --------------------------------  --------------- 
 
  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 financial     Expiration       Exercise/      Physical        Number of         % of voting 
   instrument            date             Conversion     or cash         voting rights     rights 
                                          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                         X 
   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) 
                                                                              ---------------------- 
             Name                 % of voting rights      % of voting rights       Total of both 
                                      if it equals         through financial        if it equals 
                                      or is higher          instruments if          or is higher 
                                  than the notifiable        it equals or       than the notifiable 
                                       threshold            is higher than           threshold 
                                                            the notifiable 
                                                               threshold 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company              5.10%                                          5.10% 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company              5.10%                                          5.10% 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS International 
  Limited 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS International 
  Holdings Pty Ltd 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS International 
  (U.K.) Limited 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company              5.10%                                          5.10% 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS Institutional 
  Advisors, Inc. 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company              5.10%                                          5.10% 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS International 
  Limited 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS International 
  Holdings Pty Ltd 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS Investment Management 
  K.K. 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company              5.10%                                          5.10% 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS International 
  Limited 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS International 
  Holdings Pty Ltd 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS International 
  Australia Pty Ltd 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company              5.10%                                          5.10% 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS Heritage Trust 
  Company 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company              5.10%                                          5.10% 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS Institutional 
  Advisors, Inc. 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS Investment Management 
  Canada Limited 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company              5.10%                                          5.10% 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS International 
  Limited 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS International 
  Holdings Pty Ltd 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS Investment Management 
  Company (LUX) S.a 
  r.l. 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company              5.10%                                          5.10% 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS International 
  Limited 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS International 
  Holdings Pty Ltd 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 MFS International 
  Singapore Pte. Ltd. 
                               -----------------------  --------------------  ---------------------- 
 
 
 
  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           Boston 
  Date of completion            18/02/2020 
                              ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 

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