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Whitbread PLC

20 April 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                                            Whitbread 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                                                         Vulcan Value Partners, LLC, a Delaware 
                                                               limited liability company ("Vulcan") 
 City and country of registered office                        Birmingham, Alabama, Unites States 
  (if applicable) 
 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (v) 
 Name                                                         Vulcan Value Partners, LLC is the 
                                                               investment advisor to (1) Vulcan 
                                                               Value Partners Large Cap Fund, a 
                                                               US mutual fund, and (2) a number 
                                                               of separately-managed client accounts. 
 
                                                               The custodian for the US mutual fund 
                                                               is BNY Mellon. 
 
                                                               Various custodians, numbering 40 
                                                               in total, serve as custodian for 
                                                               the separately-managed accounts. 
                                                               See additional information for the 
                                                               full list. 
                                                             ----------------------------------------------- 
 City and country of registered office                        Birmingham, Alabama, Unites States 
  (if applicable) 
                                                             ----------------------------------------------- 
 5. Date on which the threshold was                           April 16, 2020 
  crossed or reached (vi) : 
                                                             ----------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):               April 16, 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               4.98%               N/A                     4.98%             6,698,606 
                          ------------------  ----------------------  ----------------  -------------------- 
 Position of               N/A                 N/A                     N/A 
  previous 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) 
                                           -------------------------- 
 Ordinary Shares 
  GB00B1KJJ408      N/A                       6,362,562                 N/A                        4.73% 
                   ----------------------  --------------------------  -------------------------  --------------------- 
 ADR 
  US96342K1007      N/A                     336,044                     N/A                        0.25% 
                   ----------------------  --------------------------  -------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 SUBTOTAL 8. A                          6,698,606                                            4.98% 
                   --------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------------ 
 
 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. 
                   -----------  ------------------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 N/A                N/A          N/A                             N/A                               N/A 
                   -----------  ------------------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 
                                 SUBTOTAL 8. B 1                 N/A                               N/A 
                                ------------------------------  --------------------------------  --------------------- 
 
 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) 
              ----------------  --------------------  --------------------  -------------------- 
 N/A           N/A               N/A                   N/A                   N/A                   N/A 
              ----------------  --------------------  --------------------  -------------------- 
 
 
                                                       SUBTOTAL 8.B.2        N/A                   N/A 
                                                      --------------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
 
 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                               X 
  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 the      instruments if it        higher than the 
                            notifiable threshold    equals or is higher     notifiable threshold 
                                                    than the notifiable 
                                                         threshold 
                          ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 Vulcan Value Partners, 
  LLC is controlled 
  by C.T. Fitzpatrick 
  by virtue of C.T. 
  Fitzpatrick holding 
  a majority of voting 
  and economic rights 
  in it.                   4.98%                   N/A                    4.98% 
                          ----------------------  ---------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 
 
 
 
 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) 
 The 40 custodians referred to in item 4 above are as follows: 
 
  Amalgamated Trust 
  Bank of America Merrill Lynch 
  Bank of New York - Mellon 
  Bank of Oklahoma 
  BNY Mellon 
  Bank of Hawaii 
  Citi Private Bank 
  Comerica Bank 
  First Hawaiian Bank 
  Fidelity (TD) 
  Fiduciary Trust 
  Fidelity Management Trust Company 
  First National Bank 
  First Republic 
  Fiduciary Trust Boston 
  First Western 
  Goldman Sachs 
  JP Morgan 
  JP Morgan Private 
  Macatawa Bank 
  Marshall & Ilsley 
  Merrill Lynch 
  Morgan Stanley Dual Contract 
  M&T Bank 
  Northern Trust 
  Pershing (TD) 
  Pictet 
  PNC Bank 
  Raymond James 
  RBX 
  Regions Trust 
  Ropes and Gray/ SEI Private Trust Company 
  Salem Trust 
  Schwab 
  State Street 
  Sun Trust Bank 
  UMB Bank 
  US Bank 
  Wells Fargo Trust 
  Wells Fargo First Union 
 
 
 
 Place of completion   Birmingham, Alabama, United States 
 Date of completion    February 24, 2020 
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