Holding(s) in Company


1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are
attached: ii
Tate & Lyle PLC
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights   X
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached  
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments  
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights  
Other (please specify):      
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the
notification obligation: iii
  TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC on behalf of the accounts listed in Exhibit B attached hereto


Teachers Advisors, Inc. on behalf of the funds listed in Exhibit C attached hereto

4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.):iv
See Number 3
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or
reached: v
6. Date on which issuer notified: 08/01/2014
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or
reached: vi, vii
8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix
Class/type of

if possible using

  Situation previous
to the triggering
  Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
of shares
  Number of voting
  % of voting rights x
Direct Direct xi   Indirect xii Direct   Indirect
GB0008754136 18,654,766 18,654,766 18,348,821 18,348,821 0 3.940% 0%
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
date xiii
Conversion Period xiv
  Number of voting
rights that may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised/ converted.
  % of voting
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial
  Exercise price Expiration date xvii   Exercise/
Conversion period xviii
  Number of voting rights instrument refers to   % of voting rights xix, xx
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal   Delta
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights   Percentage of voting rights
18,348,821 3.940%
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi

The College Retirement Equities Fund (“CREF”) hereby informs you that on January 7, 2014, CREF sold 12,167 shares of Tate & Lyle PLC bringing its holdings to 6,725,990 shares. CREF owns these shares through three of its investment accounts, the Global Equities Account, Stock Account and Social Choice Account. It is our understanding the total voting shares outstanding of Tate & Lyle PLC are 465,741,644, bringing CREF’s ownership in your company to a 1.444% level.


For your information, CREF is a U.S. based investment company, which is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). CREF has multiple investment accounts, each with separate investment objectives and policies. All assets in the accounts are beneficially owned by CREF, and all the accounts are managed by TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser.


Additionally, affiliates of CREF on January 7, 2014 sold 293,778 shares of Tate & Lyle PLC, bringing the holdings of these affiliates to 11,622,831 shares of Tate & Lyle PLC. These holdings are owned by the TIAA-CREF Funds (“Funds”) and TIAA-CREF Life Funds (“Life Funds”), each of which are SEC registered investment companies as well as TIAA Global Equity Income, LLC (“TGEI”). The Funds, Life Funds and TGEI are managed by Teachers Advisors, Inc., an SEC registered investment adviser that is affiliated with TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC. The holdings of these affiliated funds, when aggregated with those of CREF, account to 18,348,821 shares or 3.940% of the outstanding voting shares of your company. Because Teachers Advisors, Inc. and TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC follow the same policies when voting these funds, we are aggregating the holdings for purposes of this letter.



(See Exhibit A attached hereto)

Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:   TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC/ Teachers Advisors, Inc.
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:
14. Contact name: Stuart R. Brunet
15. Contact telephone number: +1 415 882 3711
Listed Company Contact name: Lucie Gilbert

Company Secretary

020 7257 2100

Exhibit A.

Summary of Holdings of Tate & Lyle PLC
Between January 6, 2014 – January 7, 2014
  TIAA-CREF Investment Management LLC ("CREF")
Global Equities Account   Stock Account   Social Choice Account   Total CREF Holdings   Total CREF %
Holdings as of January 6, 2014 24,292 6,701,319 12,546 6,738,157 1.447%
Transactions as of January 7, 2014 - (12,167) - (12,167) -0.003%
Holdings as of January 7, 2014 24,292 6,689,152 12,546 6,725,990 1.444%
  Teachers Advisors, Inc.
TIAA-CREF International Equity Fund   TIAA-CREF Life International Equity Fund   TIAA-CREF Intl Equity Index Fund   TIAA-CREF ENH Intl Equity Index Fund   TIAA Global Equity Income   Active Extension Fund I   Total Mutual Funds Holdings   Total Mutual Funds %
Holdings as of January 6, 2014 11,095,761 296,695 192,114 177,739 154,300 0 11,916,609 2.559%
Transactions as of January 7, 2014 (286,220) (7,558) - - - - (293,778) -0.063%
Holdings as of January 7, 2014 10,809,541 289,137 192,114 177,739 154,300 0 11,622,831 2.496%
  Aggregate Holding
Total Holdings   Total %
Holdings as of January 6, 2014 18,654,766 4.005%
Transactions as of January 7, 2014 (305,945) -0.066%
Holdings as of January 7, 2014 18,348,821 3.940%

Total Voting Shares Outstanding 465,741,644

Exhibit B.

TIAA-CREF Investment Management, LLC

College Retirement Equities Fund (“CREF”) *

  • CREF Stock Account
  • CREF Global Equities Account
  • CREF Social Choice Account

* Registered Investment Company

Exhibit C.

Teachers Advisors, Inc.


  • International Equity Fund
  • International Equity Index Fund
  • Enhanced International Equity Index Fund

TIAA-CREF Life Funds *

  • Life International Equity Fund

TIAA Global Equity Income, LLC ±

* Registered Investment Company

± Unregistered investment company

Short Name: Tate & Lyle PLC
Category Code: HOL
Sequence Number: 403816
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20140109T124322+0000


Tate & Lyle PLC


Tate & Lyle PLC