TATE: Tate & Lyle PLC: Holding(s) in Company

  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
 
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