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Northern Investors Company PLC.

For filings with the FSA include the annex
For filings with issuer exclude the annex
TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are
attached:
ii
NORTHERN INVESTORS COMPANY PLC
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights X
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
Other (please specify):
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the
notification obligation:
iii
The Chairman of the 2013 Annual General Meeting of Northern Investors Company PLC as proxy holder for various shareholders
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):iv Alliance Trust Savings Nominees Limited
BNY (OCS) Nominees Limited CHJRCT2
BNY Mellon Nominees Limited BSDTAGG
Chase Nominees Limited LEND
Council of the Borough of South Tyneside SF
Harewood Nominees Limited 4142840
HSBC Global Custody Nominees Limited 779173
Nortrust Nominees Limited
State Street Nominees Limited OM04
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or
reached:
v
18 June 2013
6. Date on which issuer notified: 18 June 2013
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached:
vi, vii
72%
      


8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to sharesviii, ix
Class/type of
shares

if possible using
the 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
% of  voting rights x
DirectDirect xiIndirect xiiDirectIndirect
GB00B08S4K30 Nil Nil Nil n/a 8,843,350 n/a 72.91%
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Expiration
date
xiii
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xiv
Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.
% of voting
rights
n/a
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
instrument
Exercise priceExpiration date xviiExercise/
Conversion period
xviii
Number of voting rights instrument refers to% of voting rights xix, xx
n/a NominalDelta
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rightsPercentage of voting rights
8,843,350 72.91%
                 


9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
xxi
n/a
Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder: The Chairman of the 2013 Annual General Meeting of Northern Investors Company PLC
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease
to hold:
8,843,350 (72.91%)
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:
19 June 2013

13. Additional information:
The disclosed voting rights represent the maximum number of proxies being held by the Chairman of the 2013 Annual General Meeting of Northern Investors Company PLC over which he has been given discretion to vote in respect of various resolutions to be proposed at the Annual General Meeting to be held by the Company on 19 June 2013.  The voting rights will lapse immediately upon the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting.  Northern Investors Company PLC shareholders are entitled to vote in person at the Annual General Meeting even if they have submitted a proxy.  When the proxies expire, the following voting rights will return to the relevant shareholders:

Alliance Trust Savings Nominees Limited (8.48%)
BNY (OCS) Nominees Limited CHJRCT2 (10.92%)
BNY Mellon Nominees Limited BSDTAGG (3.75%)
Chase Nominees Limited LEND (6.12%)
Council of the Borough of South Tyneside SF (10.05%)
Harewood Nominees Limited 4142840 (3.50%)
HSBC Global Custody Nominees Limited 779173 (9.24%)
Nortrust Nominees Limited (6.52%)
State Street Nominees Limited OM04 (9.93%)
14. Contact name: Chris Mellor
15. Contact telephone number: 0191 244 600
   



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