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RNS Number : 6987J

Watchstone Group PLC

23 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) : 
                                                                  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 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 
                                                                                                                 -------- 
 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                                                              UBS AG London Branch 
                                                                  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 City and country of registered office                             London, United Kingdom 
  (if applicable) 
                                                                  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 5. Date on which the threshold was                                21 December 2020 
  crossed or reached (vi) : 
                                                                  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):                    23 December 2020 
                                                                  ------------------------------------------------------- 
 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 
  or reached                8.41%                        -                         8.41%                 46'038'333 
                   ----------------------  -----------------------------  ----------------------  ----------------------- 
 Position of          Below Notifiable            Below Notifiable           Below Notifiable 
 previous                 Threshold                   Threshold                  Threshold 
 notification 
 (if 
 applicable) 
                   ----------------------  -----------------------------  ----------------------  ----------------------- 
 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                                      3'870'163                                             8.41% 
                   ----------------------  -----------------------------  ----------------------  ----------------------- 
 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. A                           3'870'163                                             8.41% 
                   -----------------------------------------------------  ----------------------------------------------- 
 
 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                        X 
  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 
                          --------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------ 
 UBS Group AG 
                          --------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------ 
 UBS AG 
                          --------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------ 
 UBS AG London Branch             8.41%                    -                      8.41% 
                          --------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 
 
 
 
 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    23.12.2020 
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