Saturday, 21 October 2017

Announcement

SHINTR: SPK: SPH Notice - The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

17 Jul 2017 08:30NZX
Disclosure of ceasing to have substantial holding

Section 279, Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013

To NZX

and

To Spark New Zealand Limited (SPK)

Date this disclosure made: 14 July 2017

Date last disclosure made: 07 June 2017

Date on which substantial holding ceased: 13 July 2017

Substantial product holder(s) giving disclosure
Full name(s): The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation

Summary of previous substantial holding

Class of quoted voting products: Ordinary Shares and ADRs
Summary for The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, parent holding company
of: The Bank of New York Mellon, Newton Investment Management Limited, Mellon
Capital Management Corporation, The Dreyfus Corporation, BNY Mellon Service
Kapitalanlage-Gesellschaft mbH, MBSC Securities Corporation, Newton
Investment Management (North America) Limited and BNY Mellon, National
Association.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation is comprised of a large number of
operating and holding companies.  The entities identified herein are
subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation [as ultimate parent]
that have shareholdings in the issuer.  All group companies have a relevant
interest by virtue of the fact that they are related group companies,
however, other than listed herein, they have no actual shareholding in the
issuer, nor do they participate in investment or voting decisions.

For last disclosure,--
(a) total number held in class: 112,623,618
(b) total in class: 1,832,843,587
(c) total percentage held in class: 6.14%

For current holding after ceasing to have substantial holding,--
(a) total number held in class: 90,977,258
(b) total in class: 1,832,843,587
(c) total percentage held in class: 4.96%

Details of transactions and events giving rise to ceasing of substantial
holding

There have been various purchases and sales of Common Shares and ADRs over
multiple dates.  The net sale of 9,353,300 Common Shares on 13 July 2017
caused us as an aggregated group to fall below 5%. Consideration received for
the net disposal of shares: 3.83 NZD per share.

Additional information

Address(es) of substantial product holder(s): 225 Liberty Street, New York,
NY 10286 USA
Contact details:
Ivan Arias
ivan.arias@bnymellon.com
Tel: +1-516-338-3370

*Nature of connection between substantial product holders: The Bank of New
York Mellon Corporation is the ultimate parent of the above named
subsidiaries, and is submitting this disclosure on an aggregated basis.

Name of any other person believed to have given, or believed to be required
to give, a disclosure under the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013 in
relation to the financial products to which this disclosure relates: N/A

Certification

I, Ivan Arias, certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the
information contained in this disclosure is correct and that I am duly
authorised to make this disclosure by all persons for whom it is made.
End CA:00304086 For:SPK    Type:SHINTR     Time:2017-07-17 08:30:06
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