TATE: Tate & Lyle PLC: Holding(s) in Company UK Regulatory Announcement LONDON TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES^i 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer TATE & LYLE PLC of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: ^ ii 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): 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): TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC on behalf of the accounts listed in Exhibit B attached hereto 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: ^ iii Teachers Advisors, Inc. on behalf of the funds listed in Exhibit C attached hereto 4. Full name of shareholder(s) See Number 3 (if different from 3.):^iv 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed 16/01/2013 or reached: ^v 6. Date on which issuer 17/01/2013 notified: 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or 4% reached: ^vi, vii 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares ^viii, ix Class/type Situation previous of to the triggering Resulting situation after the triggering transaction shares transaction if possible Number Number Number Number of voting % of voting rights using of of of shares rights ^x the ISIN Shares Voting Direct Direct ^xi Indirect Direct Indirect CODE Rights ^xii GB0008754136 18,197,210 18,197,210 18,873,530 18,873,530 0 4.048% 0% B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Number of voting rights that may be Type of financial Expiration Exercise/ acquired if the % of voting instrument date ^xiii Conversion Period ^xiv instrument is rights exercised/ converted. N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments ^xv, xvi Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Exercise/ financial Exercise Expiration Conversion Number of voting rights % of voting instrument price date ^xvii period instrument refers to rights ^xix, xx ^xviii N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta N/A N/A Total (A+B+C) Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights 18,873,530 4.048% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: ^xxi The College Retirement Equities Fund (“CREF”) hereby informs you that on January 16, 2013, CREF brought 169,242 shares bringing the holdings to 6,037,202 shares of Tate 7 Lyle PLC. CREF owns these shares through three of its investment accounts, the Global Equities Account, Stock Account and Social Choice Account. It is our understanding the total voting shares outstanding of Tate & Lyle PLC is 466,279,863 bringing CREF’s ownership in your company to a 1.295% level. For your information, CREF is a U.S. based investment company, which is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). CREF has multiple investment accounts, each with separate investment objectives and policies. All assets in the accounts are beneficially owned by CREF, and all the accounts are managed by TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser. Additionally, affiliates of CREF bought 676,320 shares of January 16, 2013 bringing its holdings to 12,836,328 shares of Tate & Lyle PLC. These holdings are owned by the TIAA-CREF Funds (“Funds”) and TIAA-CREF Life Funds (“Life Funds”) each of which are SEC registered investment companies. The Funds, Life Funds are managed by Teachers Advisors, Inc., an SEC registered investment adviser that is affiliated with TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC. These affiliated funds, aggregated with those of CREF, own a total of 18,873,530 shares or 4.048% of the outstanding voting shares of your company. Because Teachers Advisors, Inc. and TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC follow the same policies when voting these funds, we are aggregating the holdings for purposes of this letter. (See Exhibit A attached hereto) Proxy Voting: TIAA-CREF Investment 10. Name of the proxy holder: Management, LLC/ Teachers Advisors, Inc. 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: None 14. Contact name: Stuart R. Brunet 15. Contact telephone number: +1 415 882 3711 Lucie Gilbert Listed Company Contact name: Company Secretary 020 7257 2100 Exhibit A. TIAA-CREF Summary of Holdings of Tate & Lyle PLC Between January 10, 2013 – January 11, 2013 TIAA-CREF Investment Management LLC ("CREF") Global Stock Social Total CREF Total Equities Account Choice Holdings CREF % Account Account Holdings as of 399,571 5,455,843 12,546 5,867,960 1.258% January 15, 2013 Transactions as of - 169,242 - 169,242 0.036% January 16, 2013 Holdings as of 399,571 5,625,085 12,546 6,037,202 1.295% January 16, 2013 Teachers Advisors, Inc. TIAA-CREF TIAA-CREF TIAA-CREF Total Total TIAA-CREF Life Intl ENH Intl Active Mutual Mutual International International Equity Equity Extension Funds Funds Equity Fund Equity Fund Index Index Fund I Holdings % Fund Fund Holdings as of January 11,663,141 284,921 177,907 203,281 0 12,329,250 2.644% 15, 2013 Transactions as of 488,992 18,086 - - - 507,078 0.109% January 16, 2013 Holdings as of January 12,152,133 303,007 177,907 203,281 0 12,836,328 2.753% 16, 2013 Aggregate Holding Total Holdings Total % Holdings as of January 15, 2013 18,197,210 3.903% Transactions as of January 16, 2013 676,320 0.145% Holdings as of January 16, 2013 18,873,530 4.048% Total Voting Shares Outstanding 466,279,863 Exhibit B. TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC College Retirement Equities Fund (“CREF”) * *CREF Stock Account *CREF Global Equities Account *CREF Social Choice Account * Registered Investment Company Exhibit C. Teachers Advisors, Inc. TIAA-CREF Funds * *International Equity Fund *International Equity Index Fund *Enhanced International Equity Index Fund TIAA-CREF Life Funds * *Life International Equity Fund * Registered Investment Company Contact: Tate & Lyle PLC
TATE: Tate & Lyle PLC: Holding(s) in Company
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