Holding(s) in company

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

Biffa 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

X

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

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

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

ELQ Investors II Ltd

Goldman Sachs International

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

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

02 February 2017

6. Date on which issuer notified:

06 February 2017

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

Below 5%

         

 

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

GB00BD8DR117

12,154,909

12,154,909

12,135,477

4.85%

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

Stock Loan (Physical)

Open

91,631

0.04%

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

Exercise/ Conversion period

Number of voting rights instrument refers to

% of voting rights xix, xx

Nominal

Delta

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights

12,227,108

4.89%

                         

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

—————–The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; 12,227,108 shares; 4.89%

GSSG Holdings LLC (Controlled by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.); 10,398,234 shares; 4.16%

GSSG Holdings LLC is a 75% voting, but non-managing, member of ELQ Holdings (DEL) LLC; 10,398,234 shares; 4.16%

ELQ Holdings (UK) Ltd (Controlled by ELQ Holdings (DEL) LLC); 10,398,234 shares; 4.16%

ELQ Investors IX Ltd (Controlled by ELQ Holdings (UK) Ltd); 10,398,234 shares; 4.16%

ELQ Investors II Ltd (Controlled by ELQ Investors IX Ltd); 10,398,234 shares; 4.16%

Goldman Sachs (UK) L.L.C. (Controlled by The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.);

Goldman Sachs Group UK Limited (Controlled by Goldman Sachs (UK) L.L.C.);

Goldman Sachs International (Controlled by Goldman Sachs Group UK Limited)

The Goldman, Sachs & Co. L.L.C. (Controlled by —————–The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.);

Goldman, Sachs & Co. (Controlled by The Goldman, Sachs & Co. L.L.C.)

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:

Please note, total amount of voting rights have been rounded to 2 decimal places therefore there is a possibility of a rounding error.

General email contact:

shareholderdisclosures@gs.com

14. Contact name:

Joanna Foley

15. Contact telephone number:

+44 207 051 9996

     
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