-----BEGIN PRIVACY-ENHANCED MESSAGE----- Proc-Type: 2001,MIC-CLEAR Originator-Name: webmaster@www.sec.gov Originator-Key-Asymmetric: MFgwCgYEVQgBAQICAf8DSgAwRwJAW2sNKK9AVtBzYZmr6aGjlWyK3XmZv3dTINen TWSM7vrzLADbmYQaionwg5sDW3P6oaM5D3tdezXMm7z1T+B+twIDAQAB MIC-Info: RSA-MD5,RSA, CsAC3iyWi2M6WAyV06ltoe9sZpF8bBNCaoA5H4M5RVKwpP/7PZFv2QzQ0g6FuAjz d2i/KBfv5Ss6xd/wIn+eEw== 0001191638-08-000877.txt : 20080516 0001191638-08-000877.hdr.sgml : 20080516 20080516145615 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0001191638-08-000877 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 6-K PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 1 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20080516 FILED AS OF DATE: 20080516 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20080516 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: GOVERNOR & CO OF THE BANK OF IRELAND CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0001022575 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: COMMERCIAL BANKS, NEC [6029] IRS NUMBER: 132687269 FISCAL YEAR END: 0331 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 6-K SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-14452 FILM NUMBER: 08841922 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: LOWER BAGGOT ST CITY: DUBLIN 2 IRELAND STATE: L2 ZIP: 00000 BUSINESS PHONE: 35316043402 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: LOWER BAGGOT ST CITY: DUBLIN IRLEND STATE: L2 ZIP: 00000 6-K 1 bkir200805166k.htm MAJOR INT'S NOTIFICATION

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
 
 
 
FORM 6-K
 
 
 
Report of Foreign Issuer
 
 
 
 
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
 
For May 16, 2008 
The Governor and Company of the
Bank of Ireland
Head Office
Lower Baggot Street
Dublin 2
Ireland

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
 
          
Form 20-F     X     Form 40-F

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 
          
Yes               No           X

If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):
 
 
 


 

 
 

TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares
1.    Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:

Bank of Ireland


2. Reason for the notification 
(please place an X inside the appropriate bracket/s):

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: ( )

Other (please specify) : 
( x ) - 
See 13 below

3.    Full name of person(s) subject to notification obligation:

Capital Group Companies Inc.

4.    Full name of shareholder(s) 
(if different from 3) :

5.    Date of transaction 
(and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different):

01 November 2007 - See 13 below

6.    Date on which issuer notified:

15 May 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 use ISIN
CODE
Situation previous to the triggering transaction


Number of shares
Number of voting rights

30,326,137
30,326,137






Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Class/type of shares
if possible use ISIN
CODE
Number of shares 
Number of voting rights
% of voting rights



Direct
Indirect
Direct
Indirect


Non- notifiable Holdings

Non- notifiable Holdings


B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of
Financial
instrument
Expiration
date
Exercise/
Conversion
period/date
No. of voting rights
that may be
acquired (if the
instrument
exercised/
converted)
% of voting
rights






Total (A+B)
Number of voting rights
% of voting rights


N/A



9. 
Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable
N/A

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of proxy holder:
N/A

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:


12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:


13. Additional information:

Bank of Ireland is making this notification on receipt of a notification from Capital Group Companies Inc. under the Transparency (Directive 2004/109/EC) Regulations 2007. 

Based on authorisation received by Capital Group Companies Inc. from the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority in November 2007, Capital Group Companies Inc. will no longer report ownership of securities, however, Capital Research and Management Company "CRMC" and Capital Group International, Inc "CGII" , will 
separately
 notify reportable ownership of securities.


14. Contact name: 
John B. Clifford - Group Secretary


15. Contact telephone number
: +353 1 6043400


For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website.

 

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorised.
 
 
 
 

The Governor and Company
of the Bank of Ireland

 
 
 
 
 

John B. Clifford
Group Secretary

 

 

Date: For May 16, 2008 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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