RNS Number : 5432G
SABMiller PLC
29 June 2012
 



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:

SABMiller 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: (   )

 

Other (please specify): Increase in Issuers total voting rights. ( x ) 

 

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

Altria Group, Inc.

 

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

N/A

 

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

29 June 2012

 

6. Date on which issuer notified:

29 June 2012

 

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

Below 27%

 

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

GB0004835483

Number of shares

Number of voting Rights

 

430,000,000

430,000,000

 

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

 

Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE

Number of shares



Number of voting rights

% of voting rights



GB0004835483

Direct 



Direct

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

 Ordinary shares

430,000,000

 

430,000,000

 

26.99%

 

 

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




 N/A

 

 

 

 

 

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

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

 

Type of financial instrument

Exercise price

Expiration Date

Exercise/ Conversion Period

Number of voting rights instrument refers to

% of voting rights

 

 

 

 

 

 Nominal

Delta

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

430,000,000

26.99%

 

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

    N/A

 

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pamela Steyn, SABMiller plc

 

15. Contact telephone number:

+44 (0) 1483 264000


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