Hirco plc

Rule 17 Disclosure - Weiss Asset Management

RNS Number : 6211L
Hirco plc
02 August 2011



News Release


Hirco PLC

("Hirco" or the "Company")


Hirco plc - Rule 17 Disclosure - Weiss Asset Management LP


Holding in a Company


2 August 2011 - LONDON - Hirco PLC (AIM: HRCO), the AIM-quoted real estate investment company, today announced that in accordance with rule 17 of the AIM Rules, the Company has been notified of the following notice of change in a notifiable interest in the Company's ordinary shares of 1p each ("Shares").


Schedule Five


(a)        the identity of the significant shareholder concerned;

            Weiss Asset Management LP through Brookdale International Partners, L.P., Brookdale Global Opportunity Fund.


(b)        the date on which the disclosure was made to it;

            2 August 2011


(c)        the date on which the deal or the relevant change to the holding was effected;

            1 August 2011


(d)        the price, amount and class of the AIM securities concerned;

Not known


(e)        the nature of the transaction;

Not known


(f)         the nature and extent of the significant shareholder's interest in the transaction;

The significant shareholder now holds 16,637,351 Shares which represents approximately 16.55% of the Company's issued share capital.  The significant shareholder holds its interest in the Company through the following entities in the following proportions:

Brookdale International Partners, L.P. - 11.60%

Brookdale Global Opportunity Fund - 4.95%


(g)        where a deal takes place when it is in any close period under rule 21, the date upon which any previous binding commitment was notified or the date upon which the Exchange granted permission to deal in order to mitigate severe personal hardship; and



(h)        where the notification concerns a related financial product, the detailed nature of the exposure;





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