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Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Sage Group PLC

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 6930C
Sage Group PLC
20 October 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 underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached ii :

The Sage Group plc 

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

X

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights


Other (please specify)iii:


3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation iv

Name

Aviva plc & its subsidiaries 

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, England

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) v

Name

Registered Holder:

 

Chase (GA Group) Nominees Limited    14,870,940*

 

Chase Nominees Limited   118,428*

 

HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited

   21,981,063*

 

State Street Nominees Limited   138,228*     

  *denotes direct interest

City and country of registered office (if applicable)


5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached vi :

19/10/2020

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

20/10/2020

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 of issuer vii

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

3.39%

0.04%

3.43%

1,092,945,184

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

2.996%

0.002%

2.998%


 

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
shares

ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rights ix

% of voting rights

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Ordinary Shares


GB00B8C3BL03

37,108,659

Not Disclosable

 3.39%

Not Disclosable











SUBTOTAL 8. A

37,108,659

3.39%

 

 

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

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

exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

RIGHT TO RECALL LOANED SHARES

N/A

N/A

427,700*

 

*DIRECT INTEREST

0.04%



SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

 

427,700*

 


 

 

 

 

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 financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Physical or cash

settlement xii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights
















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 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)

X

Name xv

% 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

Aviva plc

3.39%


3.43%

Aviva Group Holdings Limited

3.39%


3.43%

Aviva Investors Holdings Limited

3.39%


3.43%

Aviva Investors Global Services Limited

3.39%


3.43%





 

 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

See Section 4

The number and % of voting rights held


The date until which the voting rights will be held


 

 

 

 

 

11. Additional information xvi

This notification is prompted by a <3% to 3% Change at Direct Interest Level (Box 8A and 8B) & a <3% to 3% Change at Direct Interest Level (Box 8A)

 

 

Place of completion

Norwich, England

Date of completion

20 October 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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