CARNIVAL PLC: Notification of Major Interest in Shares

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES                                   


       
                                                                                
       
                                                                                
       
                                                                                


   
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer                               
   
of existing shares to which voting rights are                         Carnival 
plc     
attached:                                                                        


       
                                                                                


   
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 event changing the breakdown of voting rights                                 


       
                                                                                


   
Other (please specify):                                                          


       
                                                                                


   
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification          Thornburg 
Investment    
obligation:                                                      Management, 
Inc.       
                                                                             
   
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                                         N/A       
   
 (if different from 3.):                                                         


       
                                                                                


   
5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the                19 February 
2013      
threshold is crossed or reached if differently):                                 


       
                                                                                


   
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                20 February 
2013       
                                                                             
   
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:              Below 10% voting 
rights    


                                                                                
       
    8. Notified details:                                                            
        
                                                                                


    
A: Voting rights attached to shares                                              


        
                                                                                


    
Class/type Situation previous   Resulting situation after the triggering 
transaction    
of         to the triggering                                                     
    
shares     transaction                                                           


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
if         Number     Number    Number       Number of voting    % of  voting 
rights    
possible   of         of        of shares    rights                              
    
using      Shares     Voting                                                     
    
the ISIN              Rights                                                     
    
CODE                            Direct       Direct Indirect     Direct    
Indirect      


                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        


                                                                           
9.94%     
                                                                             
     
ORD     Below 11%  Below 11%     N/A       N/A    18,120,228     N/A          


        
                                                                                


    
 3121522                                                                         


        
                                                                                


    
 (SEDOL)                                                                         


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                              


        
                                                                                


    
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


        
                                                                                


    
Type of       Expiration Exercise/         Number of voting      % of voting     
    
financial     date       Conversion Period rights that may be    rights          
    
instrument                                 acquired if the                       


        
                                           instrument is                        
        
                                           exercised/ converted.                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
     N/A                                                                        
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
Total (A+B)                                                                      


        
                                                                                


    
Number of voting rights              Percentage of voting rights                 


        
                                                                                


    
18,120,228                           9.94%                                       


        
                                                                                
        
    9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the  


    
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:                       


        
                                                                                


    
Thornburg Investment Management holds these shares as discretionary Investment   
    
Manager.                                                                         


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
Proxy Voting:                                                                    


        
                                                                                


    
10. Name of the proxy holder:                                                   
 N/A     
                                                                             
    
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease                              
    
to hold:                                                                         
     
                                                                            
 N/A     
                                                                             
    
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold                                
    
voting rights:                                                                   
     
                                                                            
 N/A     


                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
13. Additional information:                                                      


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
14. Contact name:                                                                
     
                                                                  Arnaldo 
Perez      


                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
15. Contact telephone number:                                                    
     
                                                                   305 599 
2600      


                                                                                
        



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