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: GKN plc 2. Reason for the notification: (please state Yes/No): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: Yes An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: No An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments: No An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: No Other (please specify): No 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: Ameriprise Financial, Inc and its group 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.): See additional information under section 13 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached: 01 July 2014 6. Date on which issuer notified: 03 July 2014 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: Above the threshold of 5% 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/type Situation previous Resulting situation after the triggering of shares to the triggering t transaction ransaction if possible using the Number Number of Number of Number of voting % of voting ISIN CODE of S Voting R shares rights rights hares ights Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect GB0030646508 NA NA 934,214 934,214 80,165,600 0.057% 4.887% US3617556069 NA NA 0 0 2,316 0.000% 0.000% B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Expiration date Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting financial Conversion period rights that may be rights instrument acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted N/A C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Exercise Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting financial price date Conversion p rights rights instrument eriod instrument refers to Nominal Delta CFD 966,777 0.059% Total (A+B+C) Number of voting % of voting rights rights 82,068,907 5.003% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: Ameriprise Financial, Inc., which through intermediate holding companies controls the voting rights of Columbia Management Investment Advisers, Columbia Wanger Asset Management, Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. and Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd, which itself controls the voting rights of Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd, Threadneedle International Ltd and Threadneedle Pensions Ltd. 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: Registered Owner A/C No. Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA08 99,304 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 41407 4,819,957 State Street Nominees Limited A/c XC7N 1,924,707 Chase Nominees Ltd A/c 75102 966,777 HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) A/c 847452 244,198 Limited HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) A/c 683182 1,141,670 Limited HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) A/c 740190 694,626 Limited HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) A/c 739874 3,544,784 Limited HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) A/c 740311 361,571 Limited The Bank Of New York ( Nominees ) A/c PTG 15303 / 09997799 442,384 Limited HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) A/c 811056 153,064 Limited Nortrust Nominees LTD A/c BBH05 651,311 Mellon Nominees (UK) Ltd A/c 2GQ6 9,713,227 William & Glyns (Isle of Man) A/c 301780 154,473 Nominees Ltd Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA01 655,000 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA03 17,321,975 The Bank Of New York ( Nominees ) A/c 52286 613,361 Limited Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 07198 839,142 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 27642 95,072 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10478 29,874 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA09 51,942 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10479 32,674 State Street Bank & Trust Boston A/c GPE1 496,645 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA12 925,420 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA14 282,165 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 07207 1,666,147 Mellon Nominees (UK) Ltd A/c WWSF0004002 873,305 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 18667 946,480 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10469 605,952 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10496 10,823,338 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10492 1,969,874 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10491 7,406,489 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10488 4,908,398 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10495 1,875,000 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10489 1,367,806 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 30337 288,333 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA15 3,080,146 Ameriprise Financial Inc A/c 2,316 14. Contact name: Katie Francis, Senior Secretarial Assistant 15. Contact telephone number: 01527 533383 END
GKN PLC: Holding(s) in Company
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