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Alliance Trust PLC : Holding(s) in Company

02/17/17

For filings with the FSA include the annex

For filings with issuer exclude the annex

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES(i) | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+---------------------------------------------+--------------------------------+

|1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying  |                                |
|issuer                                       |     The Alliance Trust PLC     |
|of existing shares to which voting rights are|                                |
|attached: (ii)                               |                                |
+---------------------------------------------+--------------------------------+ |2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): | +------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+
|An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                       |    No     |
+------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+
|An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments    |           |
|which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to   |    No     |
|which voting rights are attached                                  |           |
+------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+
|An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic   |    No     |
|effect to qualifying financial instruments                        |           |
+------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+
|An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                  |    Yes    |
+------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+
|Other (please specify):                                           |    No     |
+--------------------------------------+---------------------------+-----------+
|3. Full name of person(s) subject to  |  Elliott Capital Advisors, L.P (for   |
|the                                   |itself and related general partners and|
|notification obligation: (iii)        |         investment managers)          |
+--------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
|4. Full name of shareholder(s)        | Elliott International, L.P, Liverpool |
| (if different from 3.):(iv)          |Ltd Partnership, Elliott Associates L.P|
+--------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
|5. Date of the transaction and date on|                                       |
|which the threshold is crossed or     |          15th February 2017           |
|reached: (v)                          |                                       |
+--------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
|6. Date on which issuer notified:     |          17th February 2017           |
+--------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
|7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or|                  20%                  |
|reached: (vi, vii)                    |                                       |
+--------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------+ |8. Notified details: | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------+ |A: Voting rights attached to shares (viii, ix) | +------------+----------------------+------------------------------------------ ------+

|Class/type  |Situation previous    |Resulting situation after the triggering   
|
|of          |to the triggering     |transaction                                
|
|shares      |transaction           |                                           
| | +----------+-----------+----------+-------------------+----------- ------+
|if possible |Number    |Number     |Number    |Number of voting   |% of  voting
|
|using       |of        |of         |of shares |rights             |rights (x)  
|
|the ISIN    |Shares    |Voting     +----------+----------+--------+--------+--
------+
|CODE        |          |Rights     |Direct    |Direct    |Indirect|Direct 
|Indirect|
|            |          |           |          |(xi)      |(xii)   |        |   
| +------------+----------+-----------+----------+----------+--------+--------+-- ------+
|GB00B11V7W98|52,881,891|52,881,891 |52,881,891|52,881,891|        |11.0829%|   
|
|            |          |           |          |          |        |        |   
| +------------+----------+-----------+----------+----------+--------+--------+-- ------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------+ |B: Qualifying Financial Instruments | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------+ |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction | +--------------+----------+---------------------+--------------------+--------- ------+

|Type of       |Expiration|Exercise/            |Number of voting    |% of
voting |
|financial     |date      |Conversion Period    |rights that may be  |rights    
|
|instrument    |(xiii)    |(xiv)                |acquired if the     |          
|
|              |          |                     |instrument is       |          
|
|              |          |                     |exercised/          |          
|
|              |          |                     |converted.          |          
| +--------------+----------+---------------------+--------------------+--------- ------+
|              |          |                     |                    |          
| +--------------+----------+---------------------+--------------------+--------- ------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------+ |C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial | |Instruments (xv, xvi) | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------+ |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction | +-------------+---------+----------+-----------+--------------------+---------- ------+

|Type of      |Exercise |Expiration|Exercise/  |Number of voting    |% of voting
|
|financial    |price    |date      |Conversion |rights instrument   |rights
(xix, xx)|
|instrument   |         |(xvii)    |period     |refers to           |           
|
|             |         |          |(xviii)    |                    |           
| +-------------+---------+----------+-----------+--------------------+--------+- ------+
|             |         |          |           |                    |Nominal
|Delta |
|             |         |          |           |                   
+--------+-------+
|             |         |          |           |                    |        |  
|
|             |         |          |           |                    |        |  
| +-------------+---------+----------+-----------+--------------------+--------+- ------+
|CFD over     |         |          |           |                    |        |  
|
|Ordinary     |         |          |           |42,596,685          |8.9274% |  
|
|Shares       |         |          |           |                    |        |  
|
|GB00B11V7W98 |         |          |           |                    |        |  
| +-------------+---------+----------+-----------+--------------------+--------+- ------+
|             |         |          |           |                    |        |  
|
|             |         |          |           |                    |        |  
| +-------------+---------+----------+-----------+--------------------+--------+- ------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------+ |Total (A+B+C) | +------------------------------------+----------------------------------------- ------+ |Number of voting rights |Percentage of voting rights | +------------------------------------+----------------------------------------- ------+ |95,478,576 |20.0103% | +------------------------------------+----------------------------------------- ------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the| |financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: (xxi) | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |  | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Proxy Voting: | +------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------+

|10. Name of the proxy holder:                   |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------+
|11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will   |                             |
|cease                                           |                             |
|to hold:                                        |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------+
|12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to    |                             |
|hold                                            |                             |
|voting rights:                                  |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------+

+-----------------------------+------------------------------------------------+

|                             |The increase in percentage shareholding notified|
|13. Additional information:  |in this form is a result of the Alliance Trust's|
|                             | acquisition of its own shares as announced in  |
|                             |   its RNS of 16th February 2017 reducing the   |
|                             |  number of outstanding shares of the company   |
+-----------------------------+------------------------------------------------+
|14. Contact name:            |                 Michael Cross                  |
+-----------------------------+------------------------------------------------+
|15. Contact telephone number:|                 0203 009 1305                  |
+-----------------------------+------------------------------------------------+

George Renouf Alliance Trust PLC Telephone: 0131 322 3357

This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients. The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.

Source: Alliance Trust PLC via GlobeNewswire

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