TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES (1). Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached (ii): BlackRock New Energy Investment Trust plc (2). Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: ( ) 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: (X) An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: ( ) Other (please specify) : ( ) (3). Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation (iii): Weiss Asset Management LP (4). Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (iv): Brookdale International Partners, L.P. Brookdale Global Opportunity Fund (5). Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached (v): 13 December 2012 (6). Date on which issuer notified: 14 December (after C.O.B) (7). Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached (vi, vii): > 18% (8). Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares (viii, ix): Class/type of shares (if possible using the ISIN code): GB0009737932 Situation previous to the triggering transaction: Number of Shares: 30,600,312 Number of Voting rights: 30,600,312 Resulting situation after the triggering transaction: Number of shares (Direct): 30,600,312 Number of voting rights: Direct (xi): 30,600,312 Indirect (xii): N/A % of voting rights (x): Direct: 13.02% Indirect: N/A B. Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction: Type of financial instrument: Expiration date (xiii): Exercise/Conversion Period (xiv): Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted: % of voting rights: C. Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments (xv, xvi) Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of financial instrument: CFD Exercise price: N/A Expiration date (xvii): N/A Exercise/Conversion period (xviii): N/A Number of voting rights instrument refers to: 11,776,917 % of voting rights (xix, xx): Nominal: 5.01% Delta: 1 Total (A + B + C): Number of voting rights: 42,377,229 Percentage of voting rights: 18.04% (9). Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable (xxi): Brookdale International Partners, L.P.: 28,555,532 voting rights/financial instruments (12.15 %) Brookdale Global Opportunity Fund: 13,821,697 voting rights/financial instruments (5.88 %) 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: Mrs A B Powley For BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited Secretary (15). Contact telephone number: 020 7743 5610 17 December 2012 END -0- Dec/17/2012 12:43 GMT
BLACKROCK NEW ENERGY INVESTMENT TRUST PLC: Holding(s) in Company
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