Irish Continental Group plc : Holding(s) in Company

23 October 2017

Pursuant to its obligations under the Transparency (Directive 2004/109/EC) Regulations 2007 ("The Regulations"), Irish Continental Group plc sets out below details of a notification received under The Regulations.

Tom Corcoran

Company Secretary

 Standard Form TR-1

 Standard form for notification of major holdings
  NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the Central Bank of Ireland)
 
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:

Irish Continental Group plc
2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
[X] An acquisition or disposal of voting rights
[ ] An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments
[ ] An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
[ ] Other (please specify):

 
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation:
Name:

Wellington Management Group LLP
City and country of registered office (if applicable):

c/o Wellington Management Company LLP, 280 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):
BONY (Nominees) Ltd.
Brown Brothers Harriman
Chase Nominees Ltd.
Citibank NA
FMTC-Delphi Salaried Ret Savings Program/Wellington Mgmt
Goldman Sachs Securities (Nominees) Ltd.
Nortrust Nominees Limited
ROY Nominees Limited
State Street Nominees Ltd.
USBK William Blair Wellington
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:

20 Oct 2017
6. Date on which issuer notified:

23 Oct 2017
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

13%

8. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:
  % of voting rights attached to shares
(total of 9.A)
% of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 9.B.1 + 9.B.2)
Total of both in %
(9.A + 9.B)
Total number of voting rights of issuer
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached13.11%0.14%13.24%189,054,390
Position of previous notification (if applicable)12.98%0.14%13.12% 
 
9. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:
A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of shares ISIN code (if possible) Number of voting rights % of voting rights
Direct Indirect Direct Indirect
IE00BLP58571 Units 24,781,248 13.11%
     
SUBTOTAL A 24,781,24813.11%
 
B 1: Financial Instruments according to Regulation 17(1)(a) of the Regulations
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
     
   SUBTOTAL B.1   
 
B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Regulation 17(1)(b) of the Regulations
Type of financial instrument Expiration date Exercise/ Conversion Period Physical or cash settlement Number of voting rights % of voting rights
Equity Swap15 May 202017 Jul 2015 to 15 May 2020Cash164,669 Equity Swap shares or 164,669 votes on a converted basis0.09%
Equity Swap15 May 202013 Aug 2015 to 15 May 2020Cash19,224 Equity Swap shares or 19,224 votes on a converted basis0.01%
Equity Swap15 May 202022 Feb 2016 to 15 May 2020Cash26,708 Equity Swap shares or 26,708 votes on a converted basis0.01%
Equity Swap15 May 202019 May 2017 to 15 May 2020Cash9,254 Equity Swap shares or 9,254 votes on a converted basis0.00%
Equity Swap10 May 202006 Jul 2017 to 10 May 2020Cash5,847 Equity Swap shares or 5,847 votes on a converted basis0.00%
Equity Swap10 May 202011 Jul 2017 to 10 May 2020Cash1,111 Equity Swap shares or 1,111 votes on a converted basis0.00%
Equity Swap15 May 202021 Aug 2017 to 15 May 2020Cash8,550 Equity Swap shares or 8,550 votes on a converted basis0.00%
Equity Swap15 May 202022 Aug 2017 to 15 May 2020Cash21,234 Equity Swap shares or 21,234 votes on a converted basis0.01%
      
    SUBTOTAL B.2 256,5970.14%

10. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please tick the applicable box):
[ ] Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer.
[X] Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity:
Name % of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold % of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
Wellington Management Group LLP13.11% 13.24%
Wellington Group Holdings LLP13.11% 13.24%
Wellington Investment Advisors Holdings LLP13.11% 13.24%
Wellington Management Company LLP12.50% 12.64%
    
Wellington Management Group LLP13.11% 13.24%
Wellington Group Holdings LLP13.11% 13.24%
Wellington Investment Advisors Holdings LLP13.11% 13.24%
Wellington Management Global Holdings, Ltd.   
Wellington Management International Ltd   
    
 
11. In case of proxy voting: [name of the proxy holder] will cease to hold [% and number ] voting rights as of [date] .
 
12. Additional information:

 
 
Done at London on 23 Oct 2017.



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Source: Irish Continental Group plc via GlobeNewswire

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