Major Shareholders

As at 27 February 2017, the Company had been notified of the following significant holdings of voting rights in its ordinary shares in accordance with the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules:

Shareholder Number of shares/voting rights notified Percentage of shares/voting rights notified
The Capital Group Companies, Inc. 55,579,401 10.15
Aviva plc 44,339,228 8.10
Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited 25,417,919 4.60
Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and its group 27,061,089 4.94
BlackRock Inc 25,454,379 4.65
FIL Limited 24,758,460 4.52
State Street Nominees Limited 20,581,165 3.76
Kames Capital 19,369,751 3.53