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: (X) 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 (Weiss Asset Management LP is the Investment Manager to Brookdale Global Opportunity Fund and Brookdale International Partners, L.P.). (5). Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached (v): 6 February 2013 (6). Date on which issuer notified: 7 February 2013 (after close of business) (7). Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached (vi, vii): > 19%, 20%, 21%, 22%, 23%, 24%, 25%, 26%, 27%, 28% (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: Subscription Shares GB00B4KTTT60 Expiration date (xiii): 31 July 2014 Exercise/Conversion Period (xiv): Exercisable on each of the following: January 31, April 30, July 31 and October 31 Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted: 3,759,999 % of voting rights: 1.60% 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: 33,108,761 % of voting rights (xix, xx): Nominal: 14.09% Delta: 1 Total (A + B + C): Number of voting rights: 67,469,072 Percentage of voting rights: 28.71% (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: 45,617,984 voting rights/financial instruments (19.41%) Brookdale Global Opportunity Fund: 21,851,088 voting rights/financial instruments (9.30%) 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 8 February 2013 END -0- Feb/08/2013 12:03 GMT
BLACKROCK NEW ENERGY INVESTMENT TRUST PLC: Holding(s) in Company
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