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RNS: TR-1 Notification of Major Interest in Shares

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

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

Synectics 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

X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

 

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

 

Other (please specify) iii

 

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

Name

Downing LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

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

Name

MI Downing UK Micro-Cap Growth Fund
Downing Strategic Micro-Cap Investment Trust plc

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached:vi

12/12/2017

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

13/12/2017

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

13.14%

 

13.14%

17,794,439

Position of previous notification (if applicable)

0%

0%

0%

 

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)
GB0007156838

2,337,618

 

13.14%

 

SUBTOTAL 8. A

2,337,618

13.14%

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 datex

Exercise/Conversion Periodxi

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
    SUBTOTAL 8. B 1 n/a n/a

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 datex

Exercise/Conversion Periodxi

Physical or cash settlementxii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
      SUBTOTAL 8. B 2 n/a n/a

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

Downing LLP

13.14%

n/a

13.14%

       

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

n/a

The number and % of voting rights held

 

The date until which the voting rights will be held

 

11. Additional informationxvi

n/a

Place of completion

London, EC3R 6HD

Date of completion

13/12/2017

 

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