Irish Continental Group plc : Holding(s) in Company

3 May 2016

Pursuant to its obligations under the Transparency (Directive 2004/109/EC) Regulations 2007 ("The Regulations"), Irish Continental Group plc sets out below details of a notification received under The Regulations.

Tom Corcoran

Company Secretary

Standard Form TR-1

S tandard form for notification of major holdings

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the Central Bank of Ireland)
 
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: Irish Continental Group plc

 
2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

[x] An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

[ ] 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: Wellington Management Group LLP City and country of registered office (if applicable): c/o Wellington Management Company LLP, 280 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):

BONY (Nominees) Ltd.
Brown Brothers Harriman
Citibank NA
Goldman Sachs Securities (Nominees) Ltd.
Chase Nominees Ltd.
ROY Nominees Limited
Nortrust Nominees Limited
State Street Nominees Ltd.
USBK William Blair Wellington
BNY Custodial Nominees (Ireland) Ltd.
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:

28 April 2016
6. Date on which issuer notified:

2 May 2016
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

9%

 
8. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:
 % of voting rights attached to shares (total of 9.A) % of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 9.B.1 + 9.B.2)
Total of both in % (9.A + 9.B)Total number of voting rights of issuer
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached8.94%0.12%9.06%186,471,890
Position of previous notification (if applicable)9.21%0.12%9.33% 


9. 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

 
 

Indirect

 
 

Direct

 
 

Indirect

 
IE00BLP58571

Ordinary Shares
 16,676,001 8.94%
     
     
SUBTOTAL A   16,676,001   8.94%
 
B 1: Financial Instruments according to Regulation 17(1)(a) of the Regulations 
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 B.1    
 
B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Regulation 17(1)(b) of the Regulations
Type of financial instrument Expiration
date
Exercise/
Conversion Period
Physical or cash settlement Number of voting rights % of voting rights
Equity Swaps05/15/2017   CASH183,0250.10
Equity Swaps05/15/2017 CASH19,2250.01
Equity Swaps05/15/2017 CASH26,7080.01
     SUBTOTAL B.2 228,958 0.12

10. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please tick the applicable box) :

 

[ ] 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:


 
Name xv % 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
Wellington Management Group LLP 9.06%      % 9.06%
Wellington Group Holdings LLP 9.06%      % 9.06%
Wellington Investment Advisors Holdings LLP 9.06%      % 9.06%
Wellington Management Company LLP 8.97%      % 8.97%
       
Wellington Management Group LLP 9.06%      % 9.06%
Wellington Group Holdings LLP 9.06%      % 9.06%
Wellington Investment Advisors Holdings LLP 9.06%      % 9.06%
Wellington Management  Global Holdings, Ltd.     %          %         %
Wellington Management International Ltd.     %          %         %
 
11. In case of proxy voting: [ name of the proxy holder ] will cease to hold [% and number ] voting rights as of [ date ]

 

 
 
12. Additional information:

 

 



Done at [place] on [date].




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Source: Irish Continental Group plc via GlobeNewswire

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