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RNS Number : 7839G
William Hill PLC
27 November 2020
 

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS


1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached :

WILLIAM HILL 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


An event changing the breakdown of voting rights


Other (please specify):


3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name

Bank of America Corporation

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Wilmington, DE, United States

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

Name


City and country of registered office (if applicable)


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

24/11/2020

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

26/11/2020

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

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

2.749%

5.416%

8.165%

1,049,739,336

Position of previous notification (if applicable)

5.249%

5.104%

10.354%



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 of shares ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rights

% 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)

GB0031698896

0

28,807,423

0.000%

2.744%

US96925P1049

0

45,444

0.000%

0.004%

SUBTOTAL 8. A

28,852,867

2.749%


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

Exercise / Conversion Period

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

% of voting rights

Right to Recall

N/A

N/A

26,131

0.002%



SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

26,131

0.002%


 

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

Exercise / Conversion Period

Physical or cash settlement

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

 

Swaps

19/01/2021

N/A

Cash

11,800,000

1.124%

 

Swaps

25/01/2021

N/A

Cash

4,300,000

0.410%

 

Swaps

16/02/2021

N/A

Cash

8,000,000

0.762%

 

Swaps

23/02/2021

N/A

Cash

8,000,000

0.762%

 

Swaps

26/02/2021

N/A

Cash

38

0.000%

 

Swaps

30/04/2021

N/A

Cash

3,006,079

0.286%

 

Swaps

13/05/2021

N/A

Cash

38,243

0.004%

 

Swaps

30/06/2021

N/A

Cash

96,379

0.009%

 

Swaps

13/08/2021

N/A

Cash

49,748

0.005%

 

Swaps

11/10/2021

N/A

Cash

8,336

0.001%

 

Swaps

01/11/2021

N/A

Cash

400

0.000%

 

Swaps

30/11/2021

N/A

Cash

1,857,728

0.177%

 

Swaps

13/12/2021

N/A

Cash

1,999,579

0.190%

 

Swaps

20/12/2021

N/A

Cash

4,800,801

0.457%

 

Swaps

29/07/2022

N/A

Cash

8,543,047

0.814%

 

Swaps

21/09/2022

N/A

Cash

609,488

0.058%

 

Swaps

16/11/2022

N/A

Cash

170,794

0.016%

 

Swaps

28/02/2023

N/A

Cash

420,007

0.040%

 

Swaps

31/10/2023

N/A

Cash

233,899

0.022%

 

Swaps

13/10/2025

N/A

Cash

1,981,367

0.189%

 

Swaps

14/10/2025

N/A

Cash

915,633

0.087%




SUBTOTAL 8. B 2

56,831,566

5.414%

 


 

 

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

 

(X) 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 (please add additional rows as necessary)

 

Name

% 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

 

Bank of America Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

NB Holdings Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

BAC North America Holding Company

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Bank of America, National Association

N/A

N/A

N/A

 





 

Bank of America Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

NB Holdings Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Merrill Lynch International, LLC

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Merrill Lynch Group Holdings I, L.L.C.

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

BofA Securities Europe SA

N/A

N/A

N/A

 





 

Bank of America Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

NB Holdings Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

BofAML Jersey Holdings Limited

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

BofAML EMEA Holdings 2 Limited

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

ML UK Capital Holdings Limited

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Merrill Lynch International

N/A

3.668%

6.317%

 





 

Bank of America Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

NB Holdings Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

BAC North America Holding Company

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated

N/A

N/A

N/A

 





 

Bank of America Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

NB Holdings Corporation

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

BAC North America Holding Company

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Bank of America, National Association

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

U.S. Trust Company of Delaware

N/A

N/A

N/A


 

 

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

United Kingdom

 

Date of completion

26.11.2020


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