Smith (DS) PLC SMDS Holding(s) in Company

  Smith (DS) PLC (SMDS) - Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 9877Q
Smith (DS) PLC
13 November 2012




TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES (i)



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

DS Smith Plc



2. Reason for the notification (please mark as appropriate):



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: (iii)

Legal & General Group Plc (Group)

Legal & General Investment Management Limited (LGIM)



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

Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)



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

9 November 2012



6. Date on which issuer notified:

12 November 2012



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

Group (Above 5%)

LGIM (Above 5%)



8. Notified details:



A: Voting rights attached to shares (viii)(ix)



Class/type of shares if possible using    Situation previous to the triggering
the ISIN CODE                                         transaction
                                          Number of Shares   Number of Voting
                                                             Rights
GB0008220112                                     Below 5% (13/07/2012)





Resulting situation after the triggering transaction



Class/type of shares if Number of  Number of voting rights  % of voting rights
possible using the ISIN shares                              (x)
CODE
                                   Direct (xi)   Indirect   Direct   Indirect
                                                   (xii)
                       46,241,300 36,044,418   10,196,882  3.89%    1.09%





B: Qualifying Financial Instruments



Resulting situation after the triggering transaction



Type of     Expiration   Exercise/Conversion Number of voting rights   % of
financial   date (xiii)  Period (xiv)        that may be acquired if   voting
instrument                                   the instrument is         rights
                                             exercised/ converted.
CFD                                        160,000                   0.02%





C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial
Instruments (xv)( xvi)

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction



Type of financial  Exercise Expiration  Exercise/  Number of     % of voting
instrument                                         voting rights rights (xix)
                   price    date (xvii) Conversion               (xx)
                                                   instrument
                                        period     refers to
                                        (xviii)
                                                            Nominal Delta
                                                                        

                                                                 



Total (A+B+C)



Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
46,401,300              5.00%



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



Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect) (Group)
(46,401,300- 5.00%= Total Position)
Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH)
(Direct and Indirect) (46,401,300- 5.00%= Total Position)
Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM)
(46,401,300- 5.00% = Total Position)
 Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) ( 36,044,418 -3.89% = LGAS, LGPL &
                                     PMC)
Legal & General Investment Management     Legal & General Insurance Holdings
(Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD)      Limited (Direct) (LGIH)
(PMC)
Legal & General Assurance (Pensions       Legal & General Assurance Society
Management) Limited (PMC) (PMC)         Limited (LGAS & LGPL)
                                          Legal & General Pensions Limited
                                          (Direct) (LGPL)





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:



Notification using the total voting rights figure of 927,044,708



14. Contact name:



Angela Hayter (LGIM)



15. Contact telephone number:



020 3124 3851



Identity of the notifier, if applicable (xvii)



Full name:

Matthew Jowett



Contact address:

DS Smith Plc, Beech House, Whitebrook Park, Maidenhead SL6 8XY



Phone number:

01628 583400

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