NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)i

 

1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii: Avanti Communications Group plc

 

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer  (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)
Non-UK issuer

 

2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights  
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights X
Other (please specify)iii:

 

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv
Name Prudential plc group of companies
City and country of registered office (if applicable) London, United Kingdom

 

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v
Name
City and country of registered office (if applicable)
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi: 30/04/2018

 

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/05/2018

 

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

 

% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A) % of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)
Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B) Total number of voting rights of issuervii
 

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

 

Below 5% Below 5% Below 5% 2,163,335,585
Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

16.87% 0.00% 16.87%

 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii

 

A: Voting rights attached to shares

 

Class/type of
shares
ISIN code (if possible)
Number of voting rightsix % of voting rights

 

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

ORD GBP0.01

GB00B1VCNQ84

 

Below 5% Below 5%
SUBTOTAL 8. A Below 5% Below 5%
 

 

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

 

Type of financial instrument Expiration
date
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instruments is exercised/converted.

 

% of voting rights
 

SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

 

 

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

 

Type of financial instrument Expiration
date
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
Physical or cash

settlementxii

Number of voting rights % of voting rights
  SUBTOTAL 8.B.2
 

 

 

 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation
(please mark the applicable box with an “X”)
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) issuerxiii

 

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 entityxiv (please add additional rows as necessary) 
X
Namexv % 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

 

Prudential plc (parent Company)

 

Below 5% Below 5% Below 5%
M&G Group Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Prudential plc)

 

Below 5% Below 5% Below 5%
M&G Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of M&G Group Limited)

 

Below 5% Below 5% Below 5%
M&G Investment Management Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of M&G Limited)

 

Below 5% Below 5% Below 5%
 
10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:
Name of the proxy holder N/A
The number and % of voting rights held N/A
The date until which the voting rights will be held N/A
 

 

11. Additional informationxvi
 

We no longer hold a notifiable interest.

 

Place of completion London, United Kingdom

 

Date of completion 01 May 2018

 

 

 

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