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RNS Number : 6442G

BT Group PLC

27 July 2021

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

1. Issuer Details

ISIN

GB0030913577

Issuer Name

BT GROUP PLC

UK or Non-UK Issuer

UK

2. Reason for Notification

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name

Morgan Stanley

City of registered office (if applicable)

Country of registered office (if applicable)

US

 
  Name               City of registered office    Country of registered office 
   Morgan Stanley     Wilmington, Delaware         USA 
                   ===========================  ============================== 
 

4. Details of the shareholder

Full name of shareholder(s) if different from the person(s) subject to the notification obligation, above

City of registered office (if applicable)

Country of registered office (if applicable)

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

22-Jul-2021

6. Date on which Issuer notified

26-Jul-2021

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

 
                          % of voting rights      % of voting rights      Total of both in %      Total number of 
                          attached to shares      through financial       (8.A + 8.B)             voting rights held 
                          (total of 8.A)          instruments (total                              in issuer 
                                                  of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2) 
   Resulting situation 
    on the date on 
    which threshold 
    was crossed or 
    reached                0.262091                4.759963                5.022054                498103751 
                        ======================  ======================  ======================  ====================== 
   Position of 
    previous 
    notification (if 
    applicable) 
                        ======================  ======================  ======================  ====================== 
 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

8A. Voting rights attached to shares

 
Class/Type of shares    Number of direct        Number of indirect      % of direct voting      % of indirect voting 
ISIN code(if possible)  voting rights (DTR5.1)  voting rights           rights (DTR5.1)         rights (DTR5.2.1) 
                                                (DTR5.2.1) 
GB0030913577                                       25995041                                        0.262091 
                        ======================  ======================  ======================  ====================== 
Sub Total 8.A              25995041                                        0.262091% 
                        ==============================================  ============================================== 
 

8B1. Financial Instruments according to (DTR5.3.1R.(1) (a))

 
Type of financial           Expiration date   Exercise/conversion period  Number of voting rights   % of voting rights 
instrument                                                                that may be acquired if 
                                                                          the instrument is 
                                                                          exercised/converted 
 Right of recall over 
  securities lending 
  agreements                 at any time       at any time                 458742                    0.004625 
                            ================  ==========================  ========================  ================== 
 Call Option (Physically 
  Settled)                   17/09/2021        at any time                 212000                    0.002137 
                            ================  ==========================  ========================  ================== 
Sub Total 8.B1                                                             670742                      0.006762% 
                                                                          ========================  ================== 
 

8B2. Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to (DTR5.3.1R.(1) (b))

 
Type of financial       Expiration date   Exercise/conversion   Physical or cash   Number of voting  % of voting 
instrument                                period                settlement         rights            rights 
 Call Option (Cash 
  Settled)               27/07/2021        at any time           Cash               585               0.000006 
                        ================  ====================  =================  ================  ================= 
 Call Option (Cash 
  Settled)               19/08/2021        at any time           Cash               34750             0.000350 
                        ================  ====================  =================  ================  ================= 
 Call Option (Cash 
  Settled)               27/08/2021        at any time           Cash               2848              0.000029 
                        ================  ====================  =================  ================  ================= 
 Call Option (Cash 
  Settled)               09/09/2021        at any time           Cash               16349             0.000165 
                        ================  ====================  =================  ================  ================= 
 Equity Swap             22/11/2021        at any time           Cash               295063            0.002975 
                        ================  ====================  =================  ================  ================= 
 Equity Swap             31/05/2023        at any time           Cash               441352            0.004450 
                        ================  ====================  =================  ================  ================= 
 Equity Swap             03/07/2023        at any time           Cash               250000            0.002521 
                        ================  ====================  =================  ================  ================= 
 Put Option 
  (Physically Settled)   17/12/2021        at any time           Physical           1000000           0.010082 
                        ================  ====================  =================  ================  ================= 
 Call Option (Cash 
  Settled)               05/10/2021        at any time           Cash               186110            0.001876 
                        ================  ====================  =================  ================  ================= 
 Equity Swap             20/01/2022        at any time           Cash               12857964          0.129638 
                        ================  ====================  =================  ================  ================= 
 Call Option (Cash 
  Settled)               17/12/2021        at any time           Cash               456352947         4.601109 
                        ================  ====================  =================  ================  ================= 
Sub Total 8.B2                                                                      471437968         4.753201% 
                                                                                   ================  ================= 
 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation

2. 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 entities (please add additional rows as necessary)

 
Ultimate controlling     Name of controlled       % of voting rights if  % of voting rights     Total of both if it 
person                   undertaking              it equals or is        through financial      equals or is higher 
                                                  higher than the        instruments if it      than the notifiable 
                                                  notifiable threshold   equals or is higher    threshold 
                                                                         than the notifiable 
                                                                         threshold 
   Morgan Stanley (chain 1)                                                                        0.000000 
                                                  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
    Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC                                                         0.000000 
 ===============================================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
    Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, Inc.                                                         0.000000 
 ===============================================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
    Morgan Stanley Capital Services LLC                                                            0.000000 
 ===============================================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
   Morgan Stanley (chain 2)                                                                        0.000000 
                                                  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
    Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC                                                         0.000000 
 ===============================================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
    Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, Inc.                                                         0.000000 
 ===============================================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
    Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC                                                                       0.000000 
 ===============================================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
   Morgan Stanley (chain 3)                                                                        0.000000 
                                                  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
    Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc.                                                     0.000000 
 ===============================================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
    Morgan Stanley International Limited                                                           0.000000 
 ===============================================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
    Morgan Stanley Investments (UK)                                                                0.000000 
 ===============================================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
    Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc           0.262091               4.620205               4.882296 
 ===============================================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
 

10. In case of proxy voting

Name of the proxy holder

The number and % of voting rights held

The date until which the voting rights will be held

11. Additional Information

Of the total voting rights attached to shares in Section 8A, 25,995,041 (0.262091%) of these are the result of stock borrowing agreements.

12. Date of Completion

26-Jul-2021

13. Place Of Completion

Glasgow

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