RNS Number : 4087Z
William Hill PLC
21 September 2009
 



The following notification was received on 18th September 2009 by William Hill PLC, relating to major interests in shares of William Hill PLC.


Dennis Read, Deputy Company Secretary

21 September 2009



TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES


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

  William Hill PLC


2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):


An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X


An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached

 


An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments

 


An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 


Other (please specify):

  

 


3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:


 FMR LLC

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

 See attached schedule

5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached:


 15 September 2009

6. Date on which issuer notified:


 17 September 2009

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:


 5%

 


8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of
shares


if possible using
the ISIN CODE

Situation previous
to the 
triggering
transaction

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number
of

Shares

Number
of

V
oting
Rights

Number
of shares

Number of voting
rights

% of voting rights

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

 

GB0031698896

 

 34,522,708

34,522,708

 36,310,650

 

36,310,650 

 

5.18


B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


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

 






C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial
instrument

Exercise 
price

Expiration 
date

Exercise/
Conversion 

period

Number of voting 
rights instrument 
refers to

% of voting rights


 

 

 

 

 

Nominal

Delta


 

 


Total (A+B+C)


Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

 36,310,650

 5.18


9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

FMR LLC is the parent holding company of Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMRCO), investment manager for US mutual funds and FIL Management Trust Company (FMTC) and Pyramis Global Advisors Trust Company (PGATC), a US state chartered bank which acts as a trustee or investment manager of various pension and trust accounts and Pyramis Global Advisors LLC (PGALLC).



Proxy Voting:


10. Name of the proxy holder:


 FMR LLC

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

 1,787,942

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:


 15 September 2009


13. Additional information:


 None

14. Contact name:


 Amanda Chana

15. Contact telephone number:


 Fil-regreporting@fil.com


Full Name of Shareholders Schedule



Shares Held



Management Company



Nominee/Registered Name

917,200

FMRCO

BANK OF NEW YORK 

151,500

FMTC

BANK OF NEW YORK

2,293,200

FMRCO

BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN AND CO

 12,300

PTC

BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN AND CO

57,600

FCL

CIBC MELLON TRUST

26,940,530

FMRCO

JP MORGAN CHASE BANK

 110,800

FMTC

JP MORGAN CHASE BANK

 1,451,700

FMRCO

MELLON BANK NA

  325,000

FMTC

MELLON BANK NA

393,800

PTC

MELLON BANK NA

33,800

FMRCO

NORTHERN TRUST CO

200,153

FMTC

NORTHERN TRUST CO

313,800

FICL

STATE STR BANK AND TR CO 

91,830

FMR

STATE STR BANK AND TR CO

946,500

FMRCO

STATE STR BANK AND TR CO

1,423,300

FMTC

STATE STR BANK AND TR CO

131,200

PTC

STATE STR BANK AND TR CO

73,125

FCL

CIBC MELLON TRUST (C)

278,312

FCL

ROYAL TRUST TORONTO

 46,300

PTC

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

118,700

FCL

NATIONAL BANK TRUST (C)  




36,310,650


Grand Total Ordinary Shares



Current Ownership Percentage:    5.18%


Total Shares Held:                   36,310,650


Issued Share Capital:             700,676,967


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