RNS Number : 6997T
Great Portland Estates PLC
10 June 2009
 




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:

 Great Portland Estates plc 


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


An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

No 


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

 No


An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments

 Yes


An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 No


Other (please specify):

  

 


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


 

(1)  VII Trade International Limited
(2)  Westbrook Real Estate Fund VII, L.P.
(3)  Westbrook Realty Management VII, L.L.C.
(4)  Infinity Funding Holdings, L.L.C
(5)  The Westbrook Group, L.L.C.
(6)  Paul D. Kazilionis

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:


 

 5 June 2009

6. Date on which issuer notified:


 

 9 June 2009

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


 5 per cent.

 

 

(Note: the holding will represent 3.25% of the actual issued share capital, post-rights issue, of GBP 312,676,149 - see additional information below)

  

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

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number
of

Shares

Number
of

V
oting
Rights

Number
of shares

Number of voting
rights

% of voting rights

Direct

Direct

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

 

 ISIN Code:

 

 6,443,663

 

 6,443,663

 

 6,443,663

 

 6,443,663

 
N/A

 
3.56

 
N/A

 GB00B01FLL16

 

The shares are held directly by VII Trade International Limited and indirectly by each of Westbrook Real Estate Fund VII L.P., Westbrook Realty Management VII L.L.C., Infinity Funding Holdings, L.L.C., The Westbrook Group, L.L.C. and Paul D. Kazilionis.

 

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

 N/A

 N/A

 N/A

 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


 CREST stock account credit

133 pence 

 19 June 2009

 5-19 June 2009

 3,704,340

Nominal

Delta


 2.05

N/A 


Total (A+B+C)


Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

 10,148,003

 5.61%


(Note: the holding will represent 3.25% of the actual issued share capital, post-rights issue, of GBP 312,676,149 - see additional information below)

 

 

 

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

 

Paul D. Kazilionis owns and controls The Westbrook Group, L.L.C., which owns and controls Infinity Funding Holdings, L.L.C., which is the managing member of Westbrook Realty Management VII, L.L.C. Westbrook Realty Management VII L.L.C. is the general partner of Westbrook Real Estate Fund VII, L.P. which owns a majority of the shares in and controls VII Trade International Limited (the recipient of the CREST stock account credit).


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:


 As required by DTR 5.8.8, the percentage voting rights figure of 5.61% used in this announcement was calculated using the number of voting rights in existence at 29 June 2007, being the date of most recent disclosure made by Great Portland Estates plc in accordance with DTR 5.6.1. (181,023,034 ordinary shares).  However, following completion of the rights issue which was announced on 19 May 2009, the actual number of issued voting ordinary shares in the capital of Great Portland Estates plc will be 312,676,149, in relation to which VII Trade International Limited will directly hold 3.25% of the voting rights.

14. Contact name:


Mark Donnor (1)
Kashif Z. Sheikh (2)

 

15. Contact telephone number:


(1) +44 (0)20 7659 9452
(2) + 212 849 8800

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 


 


 



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