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TR-1: Major Interest in Shares

Wed, 24th May 2017 11:25

RNS Number : 1092G
Sports Direct International Plc
24 May 2017

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 attached:

Sports Direct International plc

2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

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

x

Other (please specify):

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:

MASH Holdings Limited

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

5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached:

23 May 2017

6. Date on which issuer notified:

24 May 2017

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

From 58% to 59% (total direct and indirect)

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares

if possible using the ISIN CODE

Situation previous to the triggering transaction

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of Shares

Number of Voting Rights

Number of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

Direct

Direct

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

Ordinary Shares of 10p each

GB00B1QH8P22

330,000,000

330,000,000

26,492,540

26,492,540

303,507,460

4.74%

54.28%

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

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

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial instrument

Exercise price

Expiration dates

Exercise/ Conversion period

Number of voting rights instrument refers to

% of voting rights

Delta

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

330,000,000

59.02%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

MASH Holdings Limited holds an interest in 26,492,540 ordinary shares of the issuer (representing 4.74% of the voting rights of the issuer).

MASH Beta Limited, a controlled undertaking of MASH Holdings Limited, holds an interest in 303,507,460 ordinary shares of the issuer (representing 54.28% of the voting rights of the issuer).

In aggregate, MASH Holdings Limited and MASH Beta Limited hold interests in 330,000,000 ordinary shares of the issuer (representing 59.02% of the voting rights of the issuer).

MASH Holdings Limited is wholly owned by Mike Ashley.

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:

N/A

14. Contact name:

Justin Barnes

15. Contact telephone number:

01737 231 340

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