The Weir Group PLC : Holding(s) in Company For filings with the FSA include the annex For filings with issuer exclude the annex TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of Weir Group plc existing shares to which voting rights are 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 acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments An event changing the breakdown of voting rights Other (please specify): 3. Full name of person(s) subject Aberdeen Asset Managers Limited (and/or to the notification obligation: acting for its affiliates) as discretionary investment manager on behalf of multiple managed portfolios 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.): 5. Date of the transaction and 05/03/2013 date on which the threshold is crossed or reached: 6. Date on which issuer notified: 07/03/2013 7. Threshold(s) that is/are 5% crossed or reached: 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/type Situation previous Resulting situation after the triggering of to the triggering transaction shares transaction if possible Number Number Number Number of voting % of voting using of of of shares rights rights the ISIN Shares Voting CODE Rights Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect GB0009465807 11,044,406 11,044,406 10,463,664 10,463,664 4.92% B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of financial Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting instrument date Conversion rights that may be rights Period acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted. Weir Group PUT 1718 GBP OTC 15/03/2013 15/03/2013 81,000 0.04% Isin DU00XX4512DF C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Exercise Expiration Exercise/ Number of % of voting financial price date Conversion voting rights instrument period rights instrument refers to Nominal Delta Total (A+B+C) Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights 10,544,664 4.96% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: 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: Martin Reid 15. Contact telephone number: 01224 404 253 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: The Weir Group PLC via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1683806
The Weir Group PLC : Holding(s) in Company
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