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RNS Number : 5972W
Home Retail Group Plc
01 February 2012
 



 

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES



1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are
attached:
ii

Home Retail Group plc

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

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

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):


£

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

Nuveen Affiliates Holdings, LLC

Nuveen Investments, Inc.

Windy City Investments, Inc.

Windy City Investments Holdings,

LLC

MDCP Holdco (Windy), LLC

Madison Dearborn Capital Partners

V-A, L.P.

Madison Dearborn Capital Partners

V-C, L.P.

Madison Dearborn Capital Partners V

Executive-A, L.P.

Madison Dearborn Partners V-A&C,L.P.

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

The shares are held by Tradewinds Global Investors, LLC only. All shares are held for the economic benefit of Tradewinds Global Investors, LLC clients.

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

30 January 2012

6. Date on which issuer notified:

31 January 2012

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

10%



 

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

 

Class/type of
shares


if possible using
the ISIN CODE

Situation previous
to the triggering
transaction

 

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number
of
Shares

Number
of
Voting
Rights

Number
of shares

Number of voting
rights

% of  voting rights x

Direct

Direct xi

Indirect xii

Direct

Indirect

GB00B19NKB76

 

US43731T1025

33,137,212

 

13,334,169


28,735,865

 

12,965,300


28,735,865

 

51,861,200


3.53%

 

6.38%


B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial
instrument

Expiration
date
xiii

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xiv

Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.

% of voting
rights

N/A






Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

80,597,065 (this total represents total ADRs

converted into Ordinary share equivalents in

addition to Ordinary shares held 1 ADR = 4 ORDs)

 

9.91%

 

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

 

The voting rights are held by Tradewinds Global Investors, LLC which is controlled by Nuveen Affiliates Holdings, LLC, which is in turn controlled by Nuveen Investments, Inc, which is in turn controlled by Windy City Investments, Inc., which is in turn controlled by Windy City Investments Holdings, L.L.C., which is in turn controlled by MDCP Holdco (Windy), LLC, which is in turn controlled by Madison Dearborn Partners V-A&C, L.P. through its management of various private equity funds: Madison Dearborn Capital Partners V-A, L.P., Madison Dearborn Capital Partners V-C, L.P., and Madison Dearborn Capital Partners V Executive-A, L.P.

 

 

 

 

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

 

 

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease
to hold:

 

 

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:

 

 



13. Additional information:


14. Contact name:

Macfarlanes LLP (FAO: David Harrison)

15. Contact telephone number:

020 7831 9222

 


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Home Retail Group plc is a United kingdom-based home and general merchandise retailer. The Company is organized into three business segments: Argos, Homebase and Financial Services together with Central Activities. Argos is a general merchandise retailer. Homebase is a home enhancement retailer and offers a range of home improvement products in a differentiated store environment. Its Financial Services business works in conjunction with Argos and Homebase to provide its customers with the credit offers to drive product sales. It has approximately 67,000 products available across Argos and Homebase. The Company’s subsidiaries include Home Retail Group (UK) Limited, Argos Limited, Argos Distributors (Ireland) Limited, Homebase Limited and Homebase House and Garden Centre Limited. more »

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