RNS Announcements

2021

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021

 

2020

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021

 

2019

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021

 

2018

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021

 

2017

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021

 

2016

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021

 

2015

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021

 

2014

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021

 

2013

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021

 

2012

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021

 

2011

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021

 

2010

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021

 

2009

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021

 

2008

Notification of Major Holdings

19 August 2021

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:

 

RPS Group 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

Aberforth Partners LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

Nortrust Nominees Ltd

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

 17 August 2021

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

 18 August 2021

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

 

11.81%

 

0.00%

 

11.81%

 

 

                                   277,510,925

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

 

10.33%

 

0.00%

 

10.33%

 

 

 

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)

 

GB0007594764

 

NIL

 

                                      32,764,002

 

NIL

 

11.81%

 

     
     

SUBTOTAL 8. A

                                      32,764,002

 11.81%

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

N/A

N/A

 

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

X

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)

 

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

    
    
    
    
    
 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

11. Additional information

 

N/A

 

Place of completion

Edinburgh, UK

Date of completion

 18 August 2021