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Notification of major interest in shares

Posted:
21/6/2011

RNS Number: 8347I
IG Group Holdings plc
21 June 2011

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

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

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

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights Yes

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

Massachusetts Financial Services Company

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

MFS invests in securities of the issuer on behalf of its various mutual funds and institutional account clients.

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

15 June 2011

6. Date on which issuer notified:

20 June 2011

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

5%

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE
GB00B06QFB75

Situation previous to the triggering transaction

Number of shares 
17,841,957

Number of voting rights
17,841,957

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of Shares
Direct 

Number of Voting Rights 
Direct  xi

Indirect xii
18,150,880

% of  voting rights x
Direct

Indirect
5.01%

 

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

 

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial instrument

Exercise price

Expiration date xvii

Exercise/Conversion period xviii

Number of voting rights instrument refers to

% of voting rights xix, xx
Nominal 
Delta

 

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights
18,150,880

Percentage of voting rights
 5.01%

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

IG Group Holdings plc – B06QFB7
Holdings as of 15 June 2011

 

Entity  
MFS Investment Management (MFS)
MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc. (MFSI)
MFS International Ltd. (MIL)
MFS International (U.K.) Limited (MIL U.K.)

Holding
1,817,931
16,188
2,048,145
14,268,616

Percentage Held
0.5019%
0.0045%
0.5654%
3.9391%

Notifiable Interest 18,150,880 / 5.0108%

Shares Outstanding 362,233,554

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:

14. Contact name:
Bridget Messer
Company Secretary
IG Group Holdings plc

15. Contact telephone number:
+44 (0)20 7573 0071