RNS Number : 9468D
Great Portland Estates PLC
22 September 2008
 


For filings with the FSA include the annex

For filings with issuer exclude the annex 


TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares


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


 

GREAT PORTLAND ESTATES PLC



2. Reason for notification (yes/no)


An acquisition or disposal of voting rights


YES


An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached 



An event changing the breakdown of voting rights



Other (please specify):______________



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


COHEN & STEERS INC


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


 

COHEN & STEERS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC ("CSCM")

 

COHEN & STEERS EUROPE S.A. ("CSE")

 


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


 

SEPTEMBER 18TH 2008


6. Date on which issuer notified:


SEPTEMBER 21ST 2008

 


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


 

BELOW 11.0%

 



8: Notified Details

A: Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of shares

If possible use 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

Percentage of voting rights


Direct


Indirect


Direct


Indirect



GB00B01FLL16


 

19,928,931


 

19,928,931


 

19,667,759



 

19,667,759



 

10.865%




B: Financial Instruments


Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/ conversion period/date 

No. of voting rights that may be acquired (if the instrument exercised/converted)

Percentage of voting rights









Total (A+B)


Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights


19,667,759


10.865%




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


CSE IS THE CONTROLLED UNDERTAKING OF CSI AND HOLDS 1,494,992 VOTING RIGHTS.  THIS IS AN INDIRECT HOLDING OF LESS THAN 3%.

 

CSCM IS THE CONTROLLED UNDERTAKING OF CSI AND HOLDS 18,172,767 VOTING RIGHTS.  THIS IS AN INDIRECT HOLDING OF MORE THAN 10%.

 


Proxy Voting:


10. Name of 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:


LISA D PHELAN

15. Contact telephone number:


00 1 212 4469160


For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website. 


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