Bank of Ireland(Gov) BKIR Notification of Significant Shareholding

  Bank of Ireland(Gov) (BKIR) - Notification of Significant Shareholding

RNS Number : 8551P
Bank of Ireland(Governor&Co)
30 October 2012

                              Standard Form TR-1
   Voting rights attached to shares- Article 12(1) of directive 2004/109/EC
 Financial instruments - Article 11(3) of the Commission Directive 2007/14/EC

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares
to which voting rights are attached: The Governor and Company of the Bank of

2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or

[x]  an acquisition or disposal of voting rights

[ ]  an acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result
in the  acquisition  of shares  already  issued  to which  voting  rights  are 

[ ] an event changing the breakdown of voting rights

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: The
Capital Group Companies, Inc.

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

5.  Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed
or reached:25October 2012

6. Date on which issuer notified; 26 October 2012

7.  Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: 5%

8.  Notified details:

A) Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type   Situation previous to the   Resulting situation after the triggering
of shares    Triggering transaction      transaction
(if possible Number of     Number of     Number   Number of voting     % of voting
using the    Shares        Voting rights of       rights               rights
ISIN CODE)                               shares
                                         Indirect Direct Indirect      Direct Indirect
Ordinary     1,506,560,824 1,506,560,824                 1,507,196,539        5.0019%

SUBTOTAL A                                      1,507,196,539        5.0019%
(based on
aggregate    ***           ***

B) Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of     Expiration  Exercise/Conversion      Number of voting      % of
financial   Date        Period/ Date              rights that may be    voting
instrument                                        acquired if the       rights
                                                  instrument is
                        SUBTOTAL B (in relation
                        to all expiration dates)
Total (A+B) [where applicable in    number of voting rights  % of voting   
accordance with national law]                                rights
1,507,196,539                       1,507,196,539            5.0019%       

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

10. In case of proxy voting: [name of the proxy holder] will cease to
hold [number] voting rights as of [date] n/a

11. Additional information:

Due to  a  company reorganisation,  Capital  Research and  Management  Company 
("CRMC") and Capital Group International,  Inc ("CGII") will no longer  report 
relevant holdings under  management. With  effect from 1  September 2012,  the 
holdings under management of CRMC and CGII are being reported in aggregate  by 
The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

Done at Dublin on 30 October 2012

Contact: Helen Nolan, Group Secretary

Telephone: +353 (0) 76 623 4710

Schedule A

As of 25 October 2012

The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland

Number of Shares Percent of Outstanding

The Capital Group Companies, Inc. 
1,507,196,539 5.002%

("CG") holdings

Holdings by CG Management Companies and Funds:

. Capital Research and Management Company 1,507,196,539

 . EuroPacific Growth Fund
1,475,842,276 4.898%

 (Direct shareholding that does not exercise its own voting shares.
Voting shares are exercised by CRMC.)

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