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2017-02-17 16:53 CET
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Alliance Trust PLC : Holding(s) in Company

For filings with the FSA include the annex  
For filings with issuer exclude the annex  
 
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
The Alliance Trust PLC
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights No
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached No
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments No
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights Yes
Other (please specify):   No
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the
notification obligation:
iii
Elliott Capital Advisors, L.P (for itself and related general partners and investment managers)
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
 (if different from 3.):iv
Elliott International, L.P, Liverpool Ltd Partnership, Elliott Associates L.P
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or
reached:
v
15th February 2017
6. Date on which issuer notified: 17th February 2017
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached:
vi, vii
20%

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
GB00B11V7W98 52,881,891

 
52,881,891

 
52,881,891

 
52,881,891

 
  11.0829%  
 
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
         
 
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 xvii Exercise/
Conversion period
xviii
Number of voting rights instrument refers to

 
% of voting rights xix, xx

 
         

 
Nominal Delta
   

 
CFD over Ordinary Shares
GB00B11V7W98
      42,596,685

 
8.9274%  

 
         

 
   

 
 

 
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
95,478,576 20.0103%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
xxi
 
 
Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:  
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease
to hold:
 
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:
 
 

13. Additional information:
The increase in percentage shareholding notified in this form is a result of the Alliance Trust's acquisition of its own shares as announced in its RNS of 16th February 2017 reducing the number of outstanding shares of the company
14. Contact name: Michael Cross
15. Contact telephone number: 0203 009 1305

George Renouf
Alliance Trust PLC 
Telephone: 0131 322 3357

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