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. This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END HOLKMMZMFNGGZZM -0- Nov/27/2012 13:52 GMT
Beazley PLC BEZ TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES
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