Beazley PLC BEZ TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES

  Beazley PLC (BEZ) - TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES

RNS Number : 1212S
Beazley PLC
27 November 2012






TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES^i
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are               Beazley plc
attached:  ^ii
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                           Yes
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                   Massachusetts Financial Services Company
notification obligation:  ^iii
4. Full name of shareholder(s)   MFS invests in securities of the issuer on
(if different from 3.):^iv      behalf of its various mutual funds and
                                 institutional account clients.
5. Date of the transaction and
date on
which the threshold is crossed   23 November 2012
or
reached: ^v
6. Date on which issuer          26 November 2012
notified:
7. Threshold(s) that is/are
crossed or                       5%
reached: ^vi, vii



8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares ^viii, ix
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 ^x
the ISIN CODE Shares        Voting       shares
                            Rights       Direct   Direct Indirect   Direct   Indirect
                                                  ^xi    ^xii
JE00B64G9089  26,568,088    26,568,088                   25,889,040          4.97%
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial   Expiration     Exercise/          Number of voting    % of voting
instrument          date ^xiii     Conversion Period  rights that may be  rights
                                   ^xiv               acquired if the
                                                      instrument is
                                                      exercised/
                                                      converted.
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial
Instruments ^xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of        Exercise     Expiration Exercise/  Number of voting     % of voting
financial      price        date ^xvii Conversion rights instrument    rights ^xix,
instrument                             period     refers to            xx
                                       ^xviii
                                                                      
                                                                      Nominal Delta

                                                  
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights                       Percentage of voting rights
25,889,040                                    4.97%



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


Beazley PLC - B64G908
Holdings as of 23 November 2012
Entity                                        Holding   Percentage Held
MFS Investment Management (MFS)              5,077,723      0.9749%
MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc. (MFSI)       31,618        0.0061%
MFS International Ltd. (MIL)                 1,971,989      0.3786%
MFS International (U.K.) Limited (MIL U.K.) 18,807,710      3.6111%
Notifiable Interest                         25,889,040      4.9707%
Shares Outstanding                          520,834,137
Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:                                          N/A
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease                    N/A
to hold:
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold                      N/A
voting rights:
13. Additional information:
14. Contact name:
15. Contact telephone number:



Note: Annex should only be submitted to the FSA not the issuer
Annex: Notification of major interests in shares^xxii
A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification
obligation
Full name
                                                       Massachusetts Financial
(including legal form of legal entities)               Services Co.


Contact address                                        500 Boylston Street

(registered office for legal entities)                 Boston, MA 02116

                                                      USA
Phone number & email
                                                       617-954-5814

Other useful information

(at least legal representative for legal persons)      Robert Flaherty


B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable
Full name


Contact address


Phone number & email


Other useful information

(e.g. functional relationship with the person or legal
entity subject to the notification obligation)
C: Additional information
For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website.



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