Major shareholders

At 24 February 2017, the Company had been notified that the following shareholders were interested in 3% or more of the issued share capital of the Company.

Standard Life Investments 9.53%
Allianz Global Investors (Germany) 9.28%
Henderson Global Investors 4.73%
Schroder Investment Management 4.13%
Legal & General Investment Management 4.09%
Aberforth Partners 3.99%
BlackRock 3.83%
European Value Partners 3.19%
Allianz Global Investors (UK) 3.13%

So far as is known, no other shareholder had a notifiable interest amounting to more than 3% or more of the share capital of the company and the Directors believe that the close company provisions of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 (as amended) do not apply to the Company.