RNS Number : 6753R
Great Portland Estates PLC
05 May 2009
 


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 INC ("CSI")

COHEN & STEERS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INC ("CSCM")
COHEN & STEERS EUROPE SA ("CSE")


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


MAY 1ST 2009


6. Date on which issuer notified:


MAY 5TH 2009


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


ABOVE 6.0%



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


10,863,246


10,863,246


10,988,246



10,988,246



6.07%




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


NIL








Total (A+B)


Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights


10,988,246


6.07%




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 1,174,065 VOTING RIGHTS. THIS IS AN INDIRECT HOLDING OF LESS THAN 3%

 

CSCM IS THE CONTROLLED UNDERTAKING OF CSI AND HOLDS 9,814,181 VOTING RIGHTS. THIS IS AN INDIRECT HOLDING OF MORE THAN 5%


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:


001 212 4469160


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


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