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RNS Number : 8970L

Provident Financial PLC

15 January 2021

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                                      Provident Financial 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) : Type 1 & Type 3 disclosure per the                                      X 
  Transparency Directive II regulation 
                                                                                                     ---- 
 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation (iv) 
 Name                                                                        Schroders plc 
 City and country of registered office                                        UK, London 
  (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                                           14.01.2021 
  crossed or reached (vi) : 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):                               15.01.2021 
                                                             -------------------------------------------- 
 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                    14.985%                N/A               14.985%          253,615,794 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 Position of 
  previous notification 
  (if 
  applicable)                   15.103%                N/A               15.103% 
                          ------------------  ---------------------  --------------  -------------------- 
 
 
 
            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                 (Art 10               (Art 9 of              (Art 10 
                                      Directive              of Directive             Directive           of Directive 
                                    2004/109/EC)             2004/109/EC)           2004/109/EC)          2004/109/EC) 
                                      (DTR5.1)                (DTR5.2.1)              (DTR5.1)             (DTR5.2.1) 
                                                      ------------------------- 
  GB00B1Z4ST84                                                38,003,523                                    14.985% 
                               ---------------------  -------------------------  -----------------  ----------------------- 
 
 
  SUBTOTAL 8. A                                   38,003,523                                       14.985% 
                               ------------------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 
            B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of 
             Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a)) 
            Type of financial   Expiration     Exercise/                 Number of voting            % of voting 
             instrument          date           Conversion                rights that                 rights 
                                 (x)            Period (xi)               may 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          Number            % of voting 
            financial       date                Conversion        or cash           of voting         rights 
            instrument      (x)                 Period            settlement        rights 
                                                (xi)              (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                                                      X 
  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                  % of voting             Total of both 
                                                 rights if it               rights through             if it equals 
                                                 equals or is            financial instruments         or is higher 
                                                 higher than                 if it equals           than the notifiable 
                                                the notifiable               or is higher                threshold 
                                                  threshold               than the notifiable 
                                                                               threshold 
                                      --------------------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------- 
 Schroders plc 
                                      --------------------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------- 
 Schroder Administration Limited 
                                      --------------------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------- 
 Schroder Wealth Holdings Limited 
                                      --------------------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------- 
 Schroder & Co. Limited 
                                      --------------------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------- 
 
 Schroders plc 
                                      --------------------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------- 
 Schroder Administration Limited 
                                      --------------------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------- 
 Schroder International Holdings 
  Limited 
                                      --------------------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------- 
 Schroder Investment Management 
  Limited                                          14.854%                        N/A                    14.854% 
                                      --------------------------------  ----------------------  ------------------------- 
 
 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   London 
 Date of completion    15.01.2021 
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