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Holding(s) in Company - ValueAct

Mon, 19th Feb 2018 11:00

RNS Number : 1844F
Merlin Entertainments plc
19 February 2018

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)

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

Merlin Entertainments plc

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer (please mark with an "X" if appropriate)

Non-UK issuer

2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an "X")

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

Other (please specify):

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name

ValueAct Capital Management, L.P.

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

San Francisco, United States of America

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)

Name

See Item 11

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

San Francisco, United States of America

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:

14 February 2018

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

16 February 2018

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

% of voting rights through financial instruments (total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

Total number of voting rights of issuer

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

5.4%

5.4%

1,019,572,449

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares

ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Ordinary Shares

54,700,000

5.4%

SUBTOTAL 8. A

54,700,000

5.4%

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/ Conversion Period

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is

exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/ Conversion Period

Physical or cash

settlement

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the

applicable box with an "X")

Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity(please add additional rows as necessary)

X

Name

% of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

% of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P.

5.4%

5.4%

VA Partners I, LLC

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

The number and % of voting rights held

The date until which the voting rights will be held

11. Additional information

54,700,000 ordinary shares are held by ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P. VA Partners I, LLC is the general partner of ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P. ValueAct Capital Management, L.P. is the manager of ValueAct Capital Master Fund, L.P. ValueAct Capital Management, LLC is the general partner of ValueAct Capital Management, L.P. ValueAct Holdings, L.P. is the sole owner of the limited partnership interests of ValueAct Capital Management, L.P. and the membership interests of ValueAct Capital Management, LLC, and is the majority owner of the membership interests of VA Partners I, LLC. ValueAct Holdings GP, LLC is the General Partner of ValueAct Holdings, L.P.

Place of completion

San Francisco, United States of America

Date of completion

15 February 2018

This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
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