Volta Finance Limited (VTA / VTAS) – Notification of Major Interests in Shares

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Guernsey, 12 October 2018

Notification of Major Interests in Shares

The Company announces that it has received the following TR-1 Notification which is set out below.

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)i
 
1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attachedii:Volta Finance Limited
1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer  (please mark with an “X” if appropriate)
Non-UK issuerX
2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an “X”)
An acquisition or disposal of voting rightsX
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 obligationiv
NameAXA S.A.
City and country of registered office (if applicable)Paris
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v
Name 
City and country of registered office (if applicable) 
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi:08th October 2018
6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):11th October 2018
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 reached30.24%N/A30.24%36,571,162
Position of previous notification (if

applicable)
27.37%N/A27.37% 
       

 


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


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)
GG00B1GHHH788,050,0723,009,98822.01%8.23%
     
     
SUBTOTAL 8. A11,060,06030.24%
 

 
B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))
Type of financial instrumentExpiration
date
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
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 instrumentExpiration
date
x
Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi
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 thresholdTotal of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold
AXA S.A.30.24% 30.24%
    
    
    
    
 
10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:
Name of the proxy holder 
The number and % of voting rights held 
The date until which the voting rights will be held 
 
11. Additional informationxvi
 

This TR-1 notification is provided in addition to the notification made on 11th October to the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) in accordance with Part 5.3.3 of the Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht).

This TR-1 notification is therefore made for the purposes of providing a more direct information to shareholders of the Issuer considering the fact that the Issuer's ordinary shares are listed on the premium segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and are admitted to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

 
     

 

Place of completionParis, La Défense
Date of completion11th October 2018

For further information, please contact:

Company Secretary and Portfolio Administrator
Sanne Group (Guernsey) Limited
voltafinance@sannegroup.com
+44 (0) 1481 739810

Corporate Broker
Cenkos Securities plc
Sapna Shah
Andrew Worne
+44 (0) 20 7397 8900

For the Investment Manager
AXA Investment Managers Paris
Serge Demay
serge.demay@axa-im.com
+33 (0) 1 44 45 84 47

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ABOUT VOLTA FINANCE LIMITED
Legal Entity Identification code (LEI): 2138004N6QDNAZ2V3W80

Volta Finance Limited is incorporated in Guernsey under The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended) and listed on Euronext Amsterdam and the London Stock Exchange's Main Market for listed securities. Volta’s home member state for the purposes of the EU Transparency Directive is the Netherlands. As such, Volta is subject to regulation and supervision by the AFM, being the regulator for financial markets in the Netherlands.

Volta’s investment objectives are to preserve capital across the credit cycle and to provide a stable stream of income to its shareholders through dividends. Volta seeks to attain its investment objectives predominantly through diversified investments in structured finance assets. The assets that the Company may invest in either directly or indirectly include, but are not limited to: corporate credits; sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt; residential mortgage loans; and, automobile loans. The Company’s approach to investment is through vehicles and arrangements that essentially provide leveraged exposure to portfolios of such underlying assets. The Company has appointed AXA Investment Managers Paris an investment management company with a division specialised in structured credit, for the investment management of all its assets.

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