Holding in Company – The Capital Group Companies, Inc

Holding in Company – The Capital Group Companies, Inc

TR-1(i): NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached (ii):

MARKS AND SPENCER GROUP PLC

2. Reason for the notification (please place an X inside the appropriate bracket/s):

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: (  )

An acquisition or disposal of instruments of similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments: (  )

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: (  )

Other (please specify) : (  )

Due to a company reorganisation, Capital Research and Management company (CRMC) and capital international, inc (cgii) will no longer report relevant holdings under management separately. Instead, relevant holdings under management for crmc and cgii will be reported in aggregate by the Capital Group Companies, inc (CGC). It is soley for this reason (and not as a result of any additional acquisition or disposal) that CGC is reporting this aggregated holding

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

THE CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES, INC

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

CAPITAL GUARDIAN TRUST COMPANY
CAPITAL RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT COMPANY

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

30 NOVEMBER 2012

6. Date on which issuer notified:

04 DECEMBER 2012

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

BELOW 4%

8. Notified details:……………..

A: Voting rights attached to shares

 

Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODESituation previous to the Triggering transaction

 

Number of SharesNumber of Voting Rights (viii)
Ordinary 25p Shares ISIN: GB003127489666,148,09466,148,094

ADRs (US5709121058)

00

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Class/type
of shares
if
possible using
the ISIN CODE
Number of Shares Number of voting rights (ix)% of voting rights (X)
Direct (x) Indirect (xi) Direct Indirect

Ordinary 25p
Shares ISIN: GB0031274896

63,140,887NOT DISCLOSED63,140,887NOT DISCLOSED3.9261%

ADRs (US5709121058)

361NOT DISCLOSED722NOT DISCLOSED0.0000%

B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (xii)

Type of financial instrument Expiration date (xiii)Exercise/Conversion period/Date (xiv)Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted% of voting rights
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

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

Type of financial instrumentExercise priceExpiration date (xviii)Exercise/Conversion period (xviii)Number of voting rights instrument refers to% of voting rights (xix,xx)
NominalDelta
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Total (A+B+C) Number of voting rights % of voting rights
63,141,6093.9261%

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

CAPITAL GUARDIAN TRUST COMPANY722 Shares0.000%

CAPITAL RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT COMPANY

63,140,887 Shares3.926%

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:

Due to a company reorganisation, Capital Research and Management company (CRMC) and capital international, inc (CGII) will no longer report relevant holdings under management separately. With effect from 1 September 2012, the holdings under management for CRMC and CGII will be reported in aggregate by the Group’s parent company, the Capital Group Companies, Inc.

14. Contact name:

ANTHONY CLARKE

15. Contact telephone number:

020 8718 9940

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