Regulatory News

2023

Notification of Major Holdings

13 April 2022

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)i
 
1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii: Equals Group plc Ord
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 Yes
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments No
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights No
Other (please specify)iii: No
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv
Name Crystal Amber Fund Limited
City and country of registered office (if applicable) PO Box 286, Floor 2, Trafalgar Court, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4LY
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v
NameHSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited
City and country of registered office (if applicable) 
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi: 08/04/2022
6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/04/2022
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 issuervii
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 10.18%   10.18% 180,045,807
Position of previous notification (if
applicable)
12.99%   12.99%  



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) (DTR5.2.1)
Direct
(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
Ord 1p
GB00BLS0XX25
18,320,000   10.18%  
         
         
SUBTOTAL 8. A 18,320,000 10.18%
 
 
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
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
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
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
Physical or cash
settlementxii
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) 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 instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
Crystal Amber Fund 10.18%    
       
       
       
       
 
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 informationxvi
Calculation based on Total Voting Rights figure of 180,045,807
Contact Name: Nick Batiste
Contact Number: 01481 742603

 

Place of completion PO Box 286, Floor 2, Trafalgar Court, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4LY
Date of completion 12/04/2022

 

2022

Notification of Major Holdings

13 April 2022

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)i
 
1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii: Equals Group plc Ord
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 Yes
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments No
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights No
Other (please specify)iii: No
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv
Name Crystal Amber Fund Limited
City and country of registered office (if applicable) PO Box 286, Floor 2, Trafalgar Court, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4LY
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v
NameHSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited
City and country of registered office (if applicable) 
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi: 08/04/2022
6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/04/2022
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 issuervii
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 10.18%   10.18% 180,045,807
Position of previous notification (if
applicable)
12.99%   12.99%  



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) (DTR5.2.1)
Direct
(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
Ord 1p
GB00BLS0XX25
18,320,000   10.18%  
         
         
SUBTOTAL 8. A 18,320,000 10.18%
 
 
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
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
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
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
Physical or cash
settlementxii
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) 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 instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
Crystal Amber Fund 10.18%    
       
       
       
       
 
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 informationxvi
Calculation based on Total Voting Rights figure of 180,045,807
Contact Name: Nick Batiste
Contact Number: 01481 742603

 

Place of completion PO Box 286, Floor 2, Trafalgar Court, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4LY
Date of completion 12/04/2022

 

2021

Notification of Major Holdings

13 April 2022

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)i
 
1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii: Equals Group plc Ord
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 Yes
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments No
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights No
Other (please specify)iii: No
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv
Name Crystal Amber Fund Limited
City and country of registered office (if applicable) PO Box 286, Floor 2, Trafalgar Court, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4LY
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v
NameHSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited
City and country of registered office (if applicable) 
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi: 08/04/2022
6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/04/2022
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 issuervii
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 10.18%   10.18% 180,045,807
Position of previous notification (if
applicable)
12.99%   12.99%  



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) (DTR5.2.1)
Direct
(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
Ord 1p
GB00BLS0XX25
18,320,000   10.18%  
         
         
SUBTOTAL 8. A 18,320,000 10.18%
 
 
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
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
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
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
Physical or cash
settlementxii
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) 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 instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
Crystal Amber Fund 10.18%    
       
       
       
       
 
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 informationxvi
Calculation based on Total Voting Rights figure of 180,045,807
Contact Name: Nick Batiste
Contact Number: 01481 742603

 

Place of completion PO Box 286, Floor 2, Trafalgar Court, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4LY
Date of completion 12/04/2022

 

2020

Notification of Major Holdings

13 April 2022

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)i
 
1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii: Equals Group plc Ord
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 Yes
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments No
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights No
Other (please specify)iii: No
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv
Name Crystal Amber Fund Limited
City and country of registered office (if applicable) PO Box 286, Floor 2, Trafalgar Court, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4LY
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v
NameHSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited
City and country of registered office (if applicable) 
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi: 08/04/2022
6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/04/2022
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 issuervii
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 10.18%   10.18% 180,045,807
Position of previous notification (if
applicable)
12.99%   12.99%  



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) (DTR5.2.1)
Direct
(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
Ord 1p
GB00BLS0XX25
18,320,000   10.18%  
         
         
SUBTOTAL 8. A 18,320,000 10.18%
 
 
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
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
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
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
Physical or cash
settlementxii
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) 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 instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
Crystal Amber Fund 10.18%    
       
       
       
       
 
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 informationxvi
Calculation based on Total Voting Rights figure of 180,045,807
Contact Name: Nick Batiste
Contact Number: 01481 742603

 

Place of completion PO Box 286, Floor 2, Trafalgar Court, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4LY
Date of completion 12/04/2022

 

2019

Notification of Major Holdings

13 April 2022

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)i
 
1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii: Equals Group plc Ord
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 Yes
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments No
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights No
Other (please specify)iii: No
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv
Name Crystal Amber Fund Limited
City and country of registered office (if applicable) PO Box 286, Floor 2, Trafalgar Court, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4LY
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v
NameHSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited
City and country of registered office (if applicable) 
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi: 08/04/2022
6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/04/2022
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 issuervii
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached 10.18%   10.18% 180,045,807
Position of previous notification (if
applicable)
12.99%   12.99%  



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) (DTR5.2.1)
Direct
(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)
Indirect
(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)
Ord 1p
GB00BLS0XX25
18,320,000   10.18%  
         
         
SUBTOTAL 8. A 18,320,000 10.18%
 
 
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
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
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
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
Physical or cash
settlementxii
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) 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 instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
Crystal Amber Fund 10.18%    
       
       
       
       
 
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 informationxvi
Calculation based on Total Voting Rights figure of 180,045,807
Contact Name: Nick Batiste
Contact Number: 01481 742603

 

Place of completion PO Box 286, Floor 2, Trafalgar Court, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4LY
Date of completion 12/04/2022