WMH: Dexia Asset Management: Short Selling Disclosure

  WMH: Dexia Asset Management: Short Selling Disclosure

UK Regulatory Announcement

LONDON

TR-5^1 :  Disclosure of Short Position relating to securities which are the
           subject of a rights issue or a UK Financial Sector Company

1. Full name of person(s) holding    Dexia Asset Management acting as a
the disclosable short position^2 :  management company for and behalf Dexia
                                     Index Arbitrage
                                     WILLIAM HILL PLC

2: Name of the issuer of the         ISIN : GB0031698896
relevant securities
                                     

                                     Ticker : WMH LN
3: Disclosable short position^3      0.23.% (Quantity : - 2 000 000)
4. Date that disclosable short       30 April 2013
position was held

The disclosure id made by a discretionary investment manager and applies for
both the investment manager and the managed fund (Dexia Index Arbitrage).

^1This form relates to the disclosure of short positions in compliance with
chapter 2 of the FSA’s Financial Stability and Market Confidence sourcebook
(FINMAR) . The form, or the information contained within it, should be
disclosed via an RIS using the short code SSD.

^2Specify the holder of the net short position. The naming of nominees or
vehicle companies is insufficient. In the case of a discretionary investment
manager managing assets on behalf of a client, the disclosure obligation
applies at the level of both the entity to which FINMAR 2.2.1 R or 2.2.3 R
applies and at the level of the discretionary investment manager. The
discretionary investment manager may make a net short position disclosure on
behalf of its client. In respect of itself, the discretionary investment
manager is required to disclose its aggregate net short position across all of
the funds it manages. Non-discretionary investment managers may also make
disclosure of a net short position on behalf of their clients.

Where a disclosure by a discretionary investment manager is the same as that
being made for its client/fund/sub-fund, it is permitted to make a single
disclosure provided that the disclosure makes it clear that it applies to both
parties.

^3Figure to be expressed as a percentage of issued capital. Disclosable short
position is defined in the Glossary of Definitions in the FSA Handbook.
Positions must be disclosed on a net basis of all holdings. All financial
instruments that represent a direct or indirect economic interest in the
shares of the issuer must be included within such holdings.

Contact:

Dexia Asset Management