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RNS Number : 1469J

Watchstone Group PLC

18 December 2020

TR-1: S tandard 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                              Watchstone Group PLC 
  underlying issuer of existing shares                           GB00BYNBFN51 
  to which voting rights are attached 
  (ii) : 
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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 
                                                                                                 --------------------- 
 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) : Increase in total number of voting 
  rights 
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 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation (iv) 
 Name                                                           UBS Investment Bank 
                                                                 UBS Group AG 
 City and country of registered office                          Z ürich 
  (if applicable)                                                Switzerland 
 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (v) 
 Name 
                                                               ------------------------------------------------------- 
 City and country of registered office 
  (if applicable) 
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 5. Date on which the threshold was                             16 December 2020 
  crossed or reached (vi) : 
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 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):                 18 December 2020 
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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 (vii) 
                         of 8. A)            (total of 8.B 
                                              1 + 8.B 2) 
                  --------------------  ---------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 Resulting 
  situation 
  on the date 
  on which 
  threshold 
  was crossed       Below Notifiable       Below Notifiable            Below Notifiable 
  or reached            Threshold              Threshold                   Threshold                   46'038'333 
                  --------------------  ---------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 Position of 
  previous 
  notification 
  (if 
  applicable)             8.37%                   -                          8.37% 
                  --------------------  ---------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which 
  the threshold was crossed or reached (viii) 
 A: Voting rights attached to shares 
 Class/type of     Number of voting rights                      % of voting rights 
  shares            (ix) 
  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) (DTR5.1)            2004/109/EC) 
                        (DTR5.1)              (DTR5.2.1)                                               (DTR5.2.1) 
                                        --------------------- 
  GB00BYNBFN51                             Below Notifiable                                         Below Notifiable 
                                               Threshold                                                Threshold 
                  --------------------  ---------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. A             Below Notifiable Threshold                         Below Notifiable Threshold 
                  -------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 
 B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC 
  (DTR5.3.1.1 (a)) 
 Type of           Expiration            Exercise/              Number of voting                  % of voting 
  financial         date                  Conversion Period      rights that may                   rights 
  instrument        (x)                   (xi)                   be 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          Expiration             Exercise/              Physical or      Number of        % of voting 
  financial        date (x)              Conversion              cash             voting rights    rights 
  instrument                             Period (xi)             settlement 
                                                                 (xii) 
                 ---------------------  ---------------------  ---------------  --------------- 
 
 
 
                                                                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 
  (xiii) 
 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) 
    Name (xv)             % of voting rights                % of voting rights              Total of both if 
                            if it equals or                  through financial               it equals or is 
                            is higher than                   instruments if it               higher than the 
                            the notifiable                  equals or is higher           notifiable threshold 
                               threshold                    than the notifiable 
                                                                 threshold 
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 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 (xvi) 
 
 
 
 Place of completion   Opfikon, Switzerland 
 Date of completion    18.12.2020 
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