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TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares

Thursday, 21 September 2017

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

SYNECTICS PLC ORD 20P

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

CANACCORD GENUITY GROUP INC

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

VANCOUVER, CANADA

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

Name

DISCRETIONARY CLIENTS

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

 

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

18 SEPTEMBER 2017

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

20 SEPTEMBER 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

6.8915%

N/A

6.8915%

17,794,439

Position of previous notification (if applicable)

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

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 ORD 20P

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

Nil

1,226,297

Nil

6.8915%

SUBTOTAL 8. A

1,226,297

6.8915%

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

    SUBTOTAL 8. B 1    

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

      SUBTOTAL 8.B.2    

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

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.1

6.8915%

0%

6.8915%

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Group Holdings Limited

6.8915%  0%  6.8915%

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Group Holdings (Jersey) Limited

6.8915%

0%

6.8915%

Hargreave Hale Limited

6.8868%

0%

6.8868%

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Group Limited

0.0047%

0%

0.0047%

Canaccord Genuity Wealth Limited

0.0047%

0%

0.0047%

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

11. Additional informationxvi

This disclosable event is as a result of the acquisition of Hargreave Hale Limited by Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary Canaccord Genuity Wealth Group Holdings (Jersey) Limited.

Place of completion

London, England

Date of completion

20 September 2017