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Company WPP PLC
TIDM WPP
Headline Notification of Major Holdings
Released 18:21 23-Jul-2019
Number 4852G18

RNS Number : 4852G
WPP PLC
23 July 2019
 

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:

WPP 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

Massachusetts Financial Services Company

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Boston, US

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

Name

MFS invests in securities of the issuer on behalf of its various mutual funds and institutional account clients

 

City and country of registered office (if applicable)


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

22/07/2019

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

23/07/2019

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

4.97%


4.97%

1,261,904,652

Position of previous notification (if applicable)

5.04%


5.04%



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)

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62,684,306

 


4.97%






SUBTOTAL 8.A

62,684,306

4.97%


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

Massachusetts Financial Services Company








Massachusetts Financial Services Company




MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc.








Massachusetts Financial Services Company




MFS International Limited




MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd




MFS Investment Management K.K.








Massachusetts Financial Services Company




MFS International Limited




MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd




MFS International Australia Pty Ltd








Massachusetts Financial Services Company




MFS International Limited




MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd




MFS International (U.K.) Limited








Massachusetts Financial Services Company




MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc.




MFS Investment Management Canada Limited








Massachusetts Financial Services Company




MFS International Limited




MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd




MFS Investment Management Company (LUX) S.a r.l.








Massachusetts Financial Services Company




MFS Heritage Trust Company








Massachusetts Financial Services Company




MFS International Limited




MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd




MFS International Singapore Pte. Ltd.










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:

 


 


Place of completion

Boston

Date of completion

23/07/2019

 


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