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Friday 27 May, 2022

Avast PLC

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 1392N
Avast PLC
27 May 2022
 

Avast plc

(the "Company")

Holding(s) in Company

 

27 May 2022

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings  

1. Issuer Details

ISIN

GB00BDD85M81

Issuer Name

AVAST PLC

UK or Non-UK Issuer

UK

2. Reason for Notification

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name

Morgan Stanley

City of registered office (if applicable)

 

Country of registered office (if applicable)

US

Name

City of registered office

Country of registered office

Morgan Stanley

Wilmington, Delaware

USA

4. Details of the shareholder

Name

City of registered office

Country of registered office

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

London

UNITED KINGDOM

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

25-May-2022

6. Date on which Issuer notified

27-May-2022

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

.

% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8.A)

% of voting rights through financial instruments (total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

Total number of voting rights held in issuer

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

6.980555

0.079526

7.060081

73523807

Position of previous notification (if applicable)

7.002297

0.081382

7.083679


8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

8A. Voting rights attached to shares

Class/Type of shares ISIN code(if possible)

Number of direct voting rights (DTR5.1)

Number of indirect voting rights (DTR5.2.1)

% of direct voting rights (DTR5.1)

% of indirect voting rights (DTR5.2.1)

GB00BDD85M81


72695627


6.980555

Sub Total 8.A

72695627

6.980555%

8B1. Financial Instruments according to (DTR5.3.1R.(1) (a))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/conversion period

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted

% of voting rights

Right of recall over securities lending agreements

at any time

at any time

870

0.000084

Sub Total 8.B1


870

0.000084%

8B2. Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to (DTR5.3.1R.(1) (b))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/conversion period

Physical or cash settlement

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

Equity Swap

22/03/2023

at any time

Cash

486720

0.046737

Equity Swap

29/03/2023

at any time

Cash

335000

0.032168

Equity Swap

15/02/2024

at any time

Cash

5590

0.000537

Sub Total 8.B2


827310

0.079442%

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation

2. 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 entities (please add additional rows as necessary)

Ultimate controlling person

Name of controlled undertaking

% of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

% of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Morgan Stanley (chain 1)





Morgan Stanley (chain 1)

Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC




Morgan Stanley (chain 1)

Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, Inc.




Morgan Stanley (chain 1)

Morgan Stanley Capital Services LLC




Morgan Stanley (chain 2)





Morgan Stanley (chain 2)

Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC




Morgan Stanley (chain 2)

Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, Inc.




Morgan Stanley (chain 2)

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC




Morgan Stanley (chain 3)





Morgan Stanley (chain 3)

Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc.




Morgan Stanley (chain 3)

Morgan Stanley International Limited




Morgan Stanley (chain 3)

Morgan Stanley Investments (UK)




Morgan Stanley (chain 3)

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

6.980555


6.980555%

Morgan Stanley (chain 4)





Morgan Stanley (chain 4)

Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc.




Morgan Stanley (chain 4)

Morgan Stanley International Limited




Morgan Stanley (chain 4)

Morgan Stanley Europe Holding SE




Morgan Stanley (chain 4)

Morgan Stanley Europe SE




10. In case of proxy voting

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

 

12. Date of Completion

27-May-2022

13. Place Of Completion

Glasgow

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