TIDMFGP 
 
TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings 
 
1. Issuer Details 
 
ISIN 
 
GB0003452173 
 
Issuer Name 
 
FIRSTGROUP PLC 
 
UK or Non-UK Issuer 
 
UK 
 
2. Reason for Notification 
 
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights; An acquisition or disposal of 
financial instruments 
 
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation 
 
Name 
 
Bank of America Corporation 
 
City of registered office (if applicable) 
 
Country of registered office (if applicable) 
 
US 
 
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 
 
08-Dec-2021 
 
6. Date on which Issuer notified 
 
10-Dec-2021 
 
7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation 
 
         .           % of voting    % of voting rights   Total of Total number 
                     rights         through financial    both in  of voting 
                     attached to    instruments (total   % (8.A + rights held 
                     shares (total  of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)    8.B)     in issuer 
                     of 8.A) 
 
Resulting situation  2.567008       2.658893             5.225901 39019962 
on the date on which 
threshold was 
crossed or reached 
 
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   Number of       Number of        % of direct   % of indirect 
shares ISIN     direct voting   indirect voting  voting rights voting rights 
code(if         rights (DTR5.1) rights           (DTR5.1)      (DTR5.2.1) 
possible)                       (DTR5.2.1) 
 
GB0003452173                    19166940                       2.567008 
 
Sub Total 8.A   19166940                         2.567008% 
 
8B1. Financial Instruments according to (DTR5.3.1R.(1) (a)) 
 
Type of          Expiration    Exercise/        Number of     % of voting 
financial        date          conversion       voting rights rights 
instrument                     period           that may be 
                                                acquired if 
                                                the 
                                                instrument is 
                                                exercised/ 
                                                converted 
 
Right to Recall  N/A           N/A              1315701       0.176210 
 
Sub Total 8.B1                                  1315701       0.176210% 
 
8B2. Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to 
(DTR5.3.1R.(1) (b)) 
 
Type of     Expiration Exercise/       Physical or     Number of    % of 
financial   date       conversion      cash settlement voting       voting 
instrument             period                          rights       rights 
 
Swaps       29/07/2022 N/A             Cash            47418        0.006351 
 
Swaps       28/04/2023 N/A             Cash            3286184      0.440115 
 
Swaps       26/05/2023 N/A             Cash            85346        0.011430 
 
Swaps       01/06/2023 N/A             Cash            10656626     1.427231 
 
Swaps       08/06/2023 N/A             Cash            939655       0.125847 
 
Swaps       01/11/2022 N/A             Cash            95663        0.012812 
 
Swaps       27/12/2023 N/A             Cash            1247         0.000167 
 
Swaps       27/12/2023 N/A             Cash            1            0.000000 
 
Swaps       25/10/2023 N/A             Cash            474          0.000063 
 
Swaps       25/10/2023 N/A             Cash            2539         0.000340 
 
Swaps       21/09/2022 N/A             Cash            16773        0.002246 
 
Swaps       21/09/2022 N/A             Cash            680762       0.091174 
 
Swaps       31/10/2023 N/A             Cash            198465       0.026580 
 
Swaps       28/02/2023 N/A             Cash            229699       0.030763 
 
Swaps       15/02/2023 N/A             Cash            55956        0.007494 
 
Swaps       16/11/2022 N/A             Cash            45148        0.006047 
 
Swaps       16/11/2022 N/A             Cash            25041        0.003354 
 
Swaps       16/11/2022 N/A             Cash            1877819      0.251494 
 
Swaps       06/05/2025 N/A             Cash            292505       0.039175 
 
Sub Total                                              18537321     2.482683% 
8.B2 
 
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        Name of       % of voting    % of voting rights  Total of both 
controlling     controlled    rights if it   through financial   if it equals 
person          undertaking   equals or is   instruments if it   or is higher 
                              higher than    equals or is higher than the 
                              the notifiable than the notifiable notifiable 
                              threshold      threshold           threshold 
 
Bank of America Merrill Lynch                                    5.178448% 
Corporation     International 
 
Bank of America BofA 
Corporation     Securities 
                Europe SA 
 
Bank of America Bank of 
Corporation     America, 
                National 
                Association 
 
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 
 
12. Date of Completion 
 
10-Dec-2021 
 
13. Place Of Completion 
 
United Kingdom 
 
The information below is provided in accordance with the requirements of the 
Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules ("DGTR") 6.2.2AR: 
 
Legal Entity Identifier:  549300DEJZCPWA4HKM93 
 
Classification as per DGTR 6 Annex 1R: 2.3 
 
Enquiries: 
 
Jarlath Wade, Assistant Company Secretary 
 
Tel: +44 (0) 7581 003252 
 
 
 
END 
 
 

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