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23 March 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                                               NEXT plc 
  underlying issuer of existing shares 
  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) : 
                                                                                                       ----- 
 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation (iv) 
 Name                                                         Computershare Trustees (Jersey) Limited 
                                                               in its capacity as trustee of the 
                                                               Next 2003 Employee Share Ownership 
                                                               Plan Trust 
 City and country of registered office                        St Helier, Jersey 
  (if applicable) 
 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (v) 
 Name 
                                                             ----------------------------------------------- 
 City and country of registered office 
  (if applicable) 
                                                             ----------------------------------------------- 
 5. Date on which the threshold was                           20 March 2020 
  crossed or reached (vi) : 
                                                             ----------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):               20 March 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               3.78%               0                       3.78%             132,949,276 
                          ------------------  ----------------------  ----------------  -------------------- 
 Position of 
  previous notification 
  (if 
  applicable)              4.01%               0                       4.01% 
                          ------------------  ----------------------  ----------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 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) 
                   ----------------------  --------------------------  -------------------------  --------------------- 
 GB0032089863       5,023,264                                           3.78% 
                   ----------------------  --------------------------  -------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. 
  A                                     5,023,264                                            3.78% 
                   --------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 
 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 rights 
  financial          date         Conversion Period               rights that may 
  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 rights 
  financial     date (x)          Conversion            cash                  voting 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 higher 
                                is higher than the      instruments if it       than the notifiable 
                               notifiable threshold    equals or is higher           threshold 
                                                       than the notifiable 
                                                            threshold 
                             ----------------------  ---------------------  -------------------------- 
 Computershare Limited 
                             ----------------------  ---------------------  -------------------------- 
 A.C.N. 081 035 
  752 Pty Limited 
                             ----------------------  ---------------------  -------------------------- 
 Computershare Limited 
                             ----------------------  ---------------------  -------------------------- 
 Computershare Investments 
  (UK) (No. 7) Limited 
                             ----------------------  ---------------------  -------------------------- 
 Computershare Offshore 
  Services Limited 
                             ----------------------  ---------------------  -------------------------- 
 Computershare Trustees 
  (Jersey) Limited            3.78%                   0                      3.78% 
                             ----------------------  ---------------------  -------------------------- 
 
 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) 
 
   None 
 
 
 
 Place of completion   Leicester 
 Date of completion    23 March 2020 
                      -------------- 
 

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