Holding(s) in Company

Standard Form TR-1
Voting rights attached to shares- Article 12(1) of directive 2004/109/EC
Financial instruments – Article 11(3) of the Commission Directive 2007/14/EC
 
1.    Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: 
Aryzta AG
 
2.    Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
[ ]     an acquisition or disposal of voting rights 
[ ]     an acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached
[ ]    an event changing the breakdown of voting rights
[X]     Other: Merger of IAWS Group Plc and Hiestand Holdings AG to create Aryzta AG  
 
3.    Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:
The Growth Fund of America, Inc
 
4.    Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):

5.     Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached:
22 August 2008
 
6.    Date on which issuer notified;
25 August 2008
 
7.     Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: 
3%
 
8.     Notified details: 

A) Voting rights attached to shares
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
Direct
Direct
Indirect
Direct
Indirect
Registered Shares
(CH0043238366)
0
0
3,087,500
3,087,500

3.9811%









SUBTOTAL A (based on aggregate voting rights)
  0
  0
3,087,500
3,087,500
3.9811%
  
B) Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial instrument 
Expiration Date
Exercise/Conversion Period/ Date
Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted 
% of voting rights
N/A










SUBTOTAL B (in relation to all expiration dates)



Total (A+B)
number of voting rights
% of voting rights
  3,087,500 
  3,087,500
3.9811%

9.    Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: 
N/A
 
10.    In case of proxy voting: [name of the proxy holder] will cease to hold [number] voting rights as of [date].
N/A
 
11.    Additional information:

Done at Los Angeles, California on 25 August 2008.


 
Annex to the standard form TR-1 
a)    Identity of the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation
Full name (including legal form for legal entities)
The Growth Fund of America, Inc
Contact address (registered office for legal entities)
333 South Hope Street,55th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90071 U.S.A
Phone number 
(213) 615-0469
Other useful information (at least legal representative for legal persons)
Vivien Tan
b)     Identity of the notifier, if applicable
Full name 
Vivien Tan
Contact address 
333 South Hope Street,55th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90071 U.S.A
Phone number 
(213) 615-0469
Other useful information (e.g. functional relationship with the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation)
Fax: (213) 486-9698
  • Additional information