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 
 
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation 
 
Name 
 
Aggregate of abrdn plc affiliated investment management entities with delegated 
voting rights on behalf of multiple managed portfolios 
 
City of registered office (if applicable) 
 
Edinburgh 
 
Country of registered office (if applicable) 
 
United Kingdom 
 
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 
 
09-Dec-2021 
 
6. Date on which Issuer notified 
 
13-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     Below 5%          Below 5%       Below 5%   Below 5% 
on the date on which 
threshold was 
crossed or reached 
 
Position of previous    6.522081          0.115179       6.637260 
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                        Below 5%                      Below 5% 
 
Sub Total 8.A               Below 5%                       Below 5% 
 
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 
 
Rights to recall                                  Below 5%       Below 5% 
lent shares 
 
Sub Total 8.B1                                    Below 5%       Below 5% 
 
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 rights voting 
instrument             period                                       rights 
 
Sub Total 
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 the equals or is higher  than the 
                            notifiable      than the notifiable  notifiable 
                            threshold       threshold            threshold 
 
abrdn plc 
 
abrdn plc       abrdn 
                Investments 
                (Holdings) 
                Limited 
 
abrdn plc       Ignis Asset 
                Management 
                Limited 
 
abrdn plc       Ignis 
                Investment 
                Services 
                Limited 
 
abrdn plc 
 
abrdn plc       Aberdeen 
                Asset 
                Management 
                PLC 
 
abrdn plc       Aberdeen 
                Asset 
                Investment 
                Group 
                Limited 
 
abrdn plc       Aberdeen 
                Asset 
                Investments 
                Limited 
 
abrdn plc 
 
abrdn plc       Aberdeen 
                Asset 
                Management 
                PLC 
 
abrdn plc       Aberdeen 
                Asset 
                Managers 
                Limited 
 
abrdn plc 
 
abrdn plc       abrdn 
                Investments 
                (Holdings) 
                Limited 
 
abrdn plc       abrdn 
                Investment 
                Management 
                Limited 
 
abrdn plc 
 
abrdn plc       abrdn 
                Investments 
                (Holdings) 
                Limited 
 
abrdn plc       abrdn 
                Capital 
                Limited 
 
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 
 
In reference to section 9, the shares detailed are managed by the named 
discretionary investment management entity within multiple portfolios on behalf 
of underlying clients, based on investment management agreements whereby the 
client has delegated the exercise of the voting power to the referenced 
investment manager. 
 
This disclosure also reflects the fact that the voting rights effectively held 
indirectly by the underlying intermediate holding companies abrdn Investments 
(Holdings) Limited ("aIHL") and Ignis Asset Management Limited ("IAML"), and 
held by the underlying investment management entity Ignis Investment Services 
Limited ("IISL"), dropped below the 5% notifiable threshold due to a 
combination of trading and participation in the FirstGroup plc tender offer. 
 
Prior to this, aIHL effectively held the delegated voting rights to 5.734081%, 
IAML effectively held 5.156881% and IISL held the delegated voting rights to 
5.156881% of the shares in FirstGroup plc. 
 
12. Date of Completion 
 
13-Dec-2021 
 
13. Place Of Completion 
 
Belfast, 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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