TIDMCPG

RNS Number : 3199P

Compass Group PLC

08 June 2020

LEI: 2138008M6MH9OZ6U2T68

COMPASS GROUP PLC

 
TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings 
 
 
 
 
  1a. Identity of the issuer or the                          COMPASS 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 
                                                                                                                 ---------- 
  An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments 
                                                                                                                 ---------- 
  An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                                                                     X 
                                                                                                                 ---------- 
  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 and qualifies under 
                                                              exemption DTR 5.1.5R(1) as a U.S. 
                                                              Registered Investment Manager. 
                                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
  City and country of registered 
   office (if applicable) 
                                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
  5. Date on which the threshold                             01/06/2020 
   was crossed or reached: 
                                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------- 
  6. Date on which issuer notified                           05/06/2020 
   (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              4.60%                                              4.60%                     1,783,855,136 
                      ---------------------  --------------------------  ------------------------  ------------------------ 
  Position of           9.96% (As                                          9.96% (As 
  previous               of March                                           of March 
  notification           9, 2016)                                           9, 2016) 
  (if applicable) 
                      ---------------------  --------------------------  ------------------------  ------------------------ 
  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) 
                  ------------------  -----------------------------------------------  -----------------  ----------------- 
GB00BD6K4575 
 Common Stock                         82,105,608                                                          4.60% 
                  ------------------  -----------------------------------------------  -----------------  ----------------- 
 
SUBTOTAL 8.A                                  82,105,608                                              4.60% 
                  -------------------------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------ 
  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           rights that may be                             rights 
   instrument                            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           Expiration          Exercise/            Physical             Number of                 % of voting 
   financial         date                Conversion           or cash              voting rights             rights 
   instrument                            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 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS Institutional 
  Advisors, Inc. 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS International 
  Limited 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS International 
  Holdings Pty Ltd 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS International 
  (U.K.) Limited 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS International 
  Limited 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS International 
  Holdings Pty Ltd 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS Investment Management 
  K.K. 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS Institutional 
  Advisors, Inc. 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS Investment Management 
  Canada Limited 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS International 
  Limited 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS International 
  Holdings Pty Ltd 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS International 
  Australia Pty Ltd 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS Heritage Trust 
  Company 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS International 
  Limited 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS International 
  Holdings Pty Ltd 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 MFS Investment Management 
  Company (LUX) S.a 
  r.l. 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 
 Massachusetts Financial 
  Services Company 
                            ----------------------  --------------------  ------------------------ 
 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     05/06/2020 
                       ------------ 
 

ENDS

Enquiries:

Compass Group PLC

+44 (0)1932 573000

   Investors/Analysts:           Alison Yapp, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary 

Note to Editors: Compass Group PLC is the world's leading food service company, which generated annual revenues of GBP25.2 billion in the year to 30 September 2019. It operates in around 45 countries, employs and engages around 600,000 people and serves over 5.5 billion meals a year. The Company specialises in providing food and a range of support services across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Healthcare & Seniors, Education, Sports & Leisure and Defence, Offshore & Remote, with an established brand portfolio.

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