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Companies Act 1989

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Other significant holdings of parent company or group

23(1)The information required by paragraphs 24 and 25 shall be given where at the end of the financial year the parent company has a significant holding in an undertaking which is not one of its subsidiary undertakings and does not fall within paragraph 21 (joint ventures) or paragraph 22 (associated undertakings).

(2)A holding is significant for this purpose if—

(a)it amounts to 10 per cent. or more of the nominal value of any class of shares in the undertaking, or

(b)the amount of the holding (as stated or included in the company’s individual accounts) exceeds one-tenth of the amount of its assets (as so stated).

24(1)The name of the undertaking shall be stated.

(2)There shall be stated—

(a)if the undertaking is incorporated outside Great Britain, the country in which it is incorporated;

(b)if it is incorporated in Great Britain, whether it is registered in England and Wales or in Scotland;

(c)if it is unincorporated, the address of its principal place of business.

(3)The following information shall be given with respect to the shares of the undertaking held by the parent company.

(4)There shall be stated—

(a)the identity of each class of shares held, and

(b)the proportion of the nominal value of the shares of that class represented by those shares.

25(1)Where the company has a significant holding in an undertaking amounting to 20 per cent. or more of the nominal value of the shares in the undertaking, there shall also be stated—

(a)the aggregate amount of the capital and reserves of the undertaking as at the end of its relevant financial year, and

(b)its profit or loss for that year.

(2)That information need not be given in respect of an undertaking if—

(a)the undertaking is not required by any provision of this Act to deliver a copy of its balance sheet for its relevant financial year and does not otherwise publish that balance sheet in Great Britain or elsewhere, and

(b)the company’s holding is less than 50 per cent. of the nominal value of the shares in the undertaking.

(3)Information otherwise required by this paragraph need not be given if it is not material.

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph the “relevant financial year” of an undertaking is—

(a)if its financial year ends with that of the company, that year, and

(b)if not, its financial year ending last before the end of the company’s financial year.

26(1)The information required by paragraphs 27 and 28 shall be given where at the end of the financial year the group has a significant holding in an undertaking which is not a subsidiary undertaking of the parent company and does not fall within paragraph 21 (joint ventures) or paragraph 22 (associated undertakings).

(2)A holding is significant for this purpose if—

(a)it amounts to 10 per cent. or more of the nominal value of any class of shares in the undertaking, or

(b)the amount of the holding (as stated or included in the group accounts) exceeds one-tenth of the amount of the group’s assets (as so stated).

27(1)The name of the undertaking shall be stated.

(2)There shall be stated—

(a)if the undertaking is incorporated outside Great Britain, the country in which it is incorporated;

(b)if it is incorporated in Great Britain, whether it is registered in England and Wales or in Scotland;

(c)if it is unincorporated, the address of its principal place of business.

(3)The following information shall be given with respect to the shares of the undertaking held by the group.

(4)There shall be stated—

(a)the identity of each class of shares held, and

(b)the proportion of the nominal value of the shares of that class represented by those shares.

28(1)Where the holding of the group amounts to 20 per cent. or more of the nominal value of the shares in the undertaking, there shall also be stated—

(a)the aggregate amount of the capital and reserves of the undertaking as at the end of its relevant financial year, and

(b)its profit or loss for that year.

(2)That information need not be given if—

(a)the undertaking is not required by any provision of this Act to deliver a copy of its balance sheet for its relevant financial year and does not otherwise publish that balance sheet in Great Britain or elsewhere, and

(b)the holding of the group is less than 50 per cent. of the nominal value of the shares in the undertaking.

(3)Information otherwise required by this paragraph need not be given if it is not material.

(4)For the purposes of this paragraph the “relevant financial year” of an outside undertaking is—

(a)if its financial year ends with that of the parent company, that year, and

(b)if not, its financial year ending last before the end of the parent company’s financial year.

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