Wolseley PLC WOS Holding(s) in Company

  Wolseley PLC (WOS) - Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 1576P
Wolseley PLC
22 October 2012






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:
                                                                  Wolseley 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:
                                                   BlackRock, Inc.

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


5. Date of the transaction and date on which the   
threshold is crossed or reached:
                                                   17^th October 2012

6. Date on which issuer notified:                  19^th October 2012


7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:    Holding has gone below 14%





8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of Situation previous     Resulting situation after the triggering
shares        to the triggering      transaction
              transaction
if possible   Number     Number      Number  Number of voting  % of voting
using         of         of          of      rights            rights
the ISIN CODE Shares     Voting      shares
                         Rights      Direct  Direct Indirect   Direct Indirect
JE00B3YWCQ29  41,043,451 41,043,451 N/A    N/A   38,864,236 N/A   13.57%



B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial Expiration Exercise/  Number of voting      % of voting
instrument        date       Conversion rights that may be    rights
                             Period     acquired if the
                                        instrument is
                                        exercised/ converted.

                                        



C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial
Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of       Exercise   Expiration   Exercise/   Number of    % of voting
financial     price      date         Conversion  voting       rights
instrument                            period      rights
                                                  instrument   
                                                  refers to
                                                               Nominal  Delta
CFD                                              984,052
                                                                          
                                                             0.34%   0.34%

                                                                     



Total (A+B+C)


Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
39,848,288             13.92%





9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 39,848,288 (13.92%)















Proxy Voting:


10. Name of the proxy holder:


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


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





13. Additional information:


14. Contact name:
                              Tom Brophy

15. Contact telephone number:
                              0118 929 8700






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