Major shareholders

The total number of shares in issue is 50,687,852. The number of shares not in public hands at 10 December 2018 was 3,189,523, representing 6.29% of the issued share capital at that date.

The identity and percentage holdings of the Company’s significant shareholders based on TR-1 notifications received as at this date are set out in the table below:

Shareholder Shares held Percentage
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 5,564,003 10.98%
Miton Group 5,300,000 10.46%
Berenberg Bank 4,950,000 9.77%
Fidelity Worldwide Investment (FIL) 4,000,000 7.89%
Hargreave Hale 3,400,000 6.71%
Legal & General Investment Management 3,000,000 5.92%
Henderson Global Investors Limited 2,800,000 5.52%
River and Mercantile Asset Management LLP 2,775,000 5.49%
Schroders plc 2,680,318 5.29%
Impax Asset Management Ltd 2,516,574 4.96%
Threadneedle Asset Management 2,000,000 3.95%

Directors’ shareholdings:

Shareholder Shares held Percentage
James Ritchie-Bland 1,013,375  2.00%
Alasdair MacDonald 434,526 0.86%
Susan Hurst 276,569 0.55%
Christopher Gill 19,230 0.04%
Julian Brown 19,230 0.04%