TR-1: Notification of Major Holdings - BlackRock, Inc.

08 August 2017

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

RPS Group PLC

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK Issuer

Non-UK issuer

2. Reason for the notification (please state Yes/No):

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (Yes)

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments (No)

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: (No)

Other (please specify): (No)

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation:

BlackRock, Inc.

Wilmington, DE, USA

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

Name: N/A

City and country of registered office (if applicable): N/A

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

04/08/2017

6. Date on which issuer notified:

07/08/2017

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 in-struments (total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2) Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B) Total number of voting rights of issuervii
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 4.75% 0.34% 5.09% 224,105,964
Position of previous notification (if applicable) N/A N/A N/A

 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii
A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of shares ISIN CODE (if possible) Number of voting rightsix % of voting rights
Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1) Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) Direct (Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1) Indirect (Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
GB0007594764 10,662,714 4.75%
SUBTOTAL 8. A 10,662,714 4.75%

 

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 datex Exercise/ Conversion Periodxi Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted. % of voting rights
Securities Lending 2,900 0.00%
SUBTOTAL 8.B.1 2,900 0.00%

 

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 datex Exercise/ Conversion Periodxi Physical or cash settlementxii Number of voting rights % of voting rights
CFD Cash 760,318 0.33%
SUBTOTAL 8.B.2 760,318 0.33%
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) issuerxiii
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 entityxiv (please add additional rows as necessary) X

 

Namexv % of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold % of voting rights through financial in-struments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
See Attachment

 

10. In case of proxy voting, plesae identify:
Name of proxy holder
The number and & of voting rights held
The date until which the voting rights will be held

11. Additional informationxvi:

BlackRock Regulatory Threshold Reporting Team

Jana Blumenstein

020 7743 3650

Place of completion: 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.

Date of completion: 7 August, 2017

Section 9 Attachment

Namexv % of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold % of voting rights through financial in-struments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC
BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC
BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.
BlackRock Fund Advisors
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Group Limited
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC
BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC
BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.
BlackRock Fund Advisors
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Australia Holdco Pty. Ltd.
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Group Limited
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited
BlackRock, Inc.
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC
BlackRock Canada Holdings LP
BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited