RNS Number : 5380G
Northgate PLC
23 October 2008
 




For filings with the FSA include the annex

For filings with issuer exclude the annex 


TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares


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


NORTHGATE PLC



2. Reason for notification (yes/no)


An acquisition or disposal of voting rights


X


An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached 



An event changing the breakdown of voting rights



Other (please specify):______________



3. Full name of person(s) subject to notification obligation:

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION


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


ACORN INTERNATIONAL;

WANGER INTERNATIONAL;

WANGER EUROPEAN SMALLER COMPANIES FUND;

RIVERSOURCE INTERNATIONAL SELECT GROWTH FUND


5. Date of transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different):


21 OCTOBER 2008


6. Date on which issuer notified:


23 OCTOBER 2008


7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:


FELL BELOW 5% THRESHOLD



8: Notified Details

A: Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of shares

If possible use 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

Percentage of voting rights


Direct


Indirect


Direct


Indirect


GB000377544


3,753,249


3,637,049


3,565,000


3,455,000


N/A


4.897%


N/A




B: Financial Instruments


Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/ conversion period/date 

No. of voting rights that may be acquired (if the instrument exercised/converted)

Percentage of voting rights









Total (A B)


Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights


3,455,000


4.897%




9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and /or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION INDIRECT PARENT OF COLUMBIA WANGER ASSET MANAGEMENT LP. COLUMBIA WANGER ASSET MANAGEMENT LP IS THE INVESTMENT ADVISOR TO THE SHAREHOLDERS LISTED IN ITEM 4 ABOVE.


Proxy Voting:


10. Name of 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:



14 Contact name:


DAVID HENDERSON

15. Contact telephone number:


01325 467558


For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website. 


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