Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. Releases Monthly Net Asset Value and Performance Report for April 2015, Announces First Quarter 2015 Investor Call, And Provides Presentation from 2015 Sohn Investment Conference


Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (ticker: PSH:NA) today released the following regular monthly Net Asset Value (NAV) and Performance Report for the month of April 2015. The information has also been posted to the PSH website, Monthly net asset value and performance are calculated at the close of business on the last business day of the month.

PSH will host its quarterly investor conference call on 18 May 2015 at 15:00 GMT. During the call, Bill Ackman and the other members of the Pershing Square investment team will address questions e-mailed by investors to [email protected].

An audio webcast of the conference call will be available to the public on PSH’s website at The conference call will also be available by phone. The dial-in details will be available at

Following the call, a replay of the event will be available by audio webcast until 1 June 2015 at midnight EDT. To access the audio webcast, please visit PSH’s website at

Bill Ackman presented at the Sohn Investment Conference today in New York City. The presentation will be available on Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at 18:00 Central European Time (12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time) at

Portfolio Update
April 30, 2015
Summary Results Number of Positions > 0.5%




    YTD 2015
Gross Performance   3.3%     8.0% Long               12
Net Performance(1)   2.7%     6.3% Short               1
NAV/Share     $28.02 Total               13
Equity & Debt Exposure Composition By Market Cap (2)   Portfolio Composition by Sector (3)


Net Portfolio

  Long     Short
Large Cap       95%   95%     0% Consumer Products RE Corp.
Mid Cap       -2%   3%     -5% Financials Restaurant
Small Cap       0%   0%     0% Healthcare Transportation
Total       93%   98%     -5% Industrials/Chemicals Undisclosed Position
Note: Large Cap >= $5b; Mid Cap >= $1b; Small Cap < $1b
Assets Under Management             Notional Credit Default Swap Exposure
Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. AUM(4) $ 7,050.1M

Single Name & Sovereign CDS

$ 44.6M

Total Strategy AUM(5) $ 19,046.6M
Total Firm AUM(6) $ 19,584.2M Total CDS            


$ 44.6M

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. All investments involve the possibility of profit and the risk of loss, including the loss of principal. This document does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any security or investment product. All information is current as of the date hereof and is subject to change in the future.
(1) Performance results are presented on a net-of-fees basis and reflect the deduction of, among other expenses: management fees, brokerage commissions, administrative fees, and accrued and/or crystallized performance fee, if any. Net performance includes the reinvestment of all dividends, interest, and capital gains. Depending on the timing of a specific investment, net performance for an individual investor may vary from the net performance as stated herein. Performance data and other information contained herein are estimated and unaudited. Net performance is a geometrically linked time weighted calculation.

(2) Includes equity and debt securities and derivatives (including swaps and options) relating to equity and debt securities. In the event that there is a change in market cap category with respect to any non-publicly disclosed position, this information is not updated until such position is publicly disclosed.

(3) Portfolio composition is reflective of the portfolio as of the date of this report, but is not necessarily indicative of the composition of the portfolio in the future which may be significantly different than that shown here.

(4) “Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. AUM” is the assets under management of Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. Performance fee crystallized as of the end of the year will be reflected in the following period’s AUM.

(5) “Total Strategy AUM” is the aggregate assets under management of Pershing Square, L.P., Pershing Square International, Ltd., Pershing Square II, L.P. and Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. Redemptions effective as of the end of any period (including redemptions attributable to crystallized performance fee/allocation, if any) will be reflected in the following period’s AUM.

(6) “Total Firm AUM” is the aggregate of the Total Strategy AUM and the assets under management of PS V, L.P., PS V International, Ltd. and affiliated entities (collectively, “PSV”), less amounts invested in PSV by the entities listed above (as applicable).

Note: Each public share in the Company carries at all times one vote per share. The total voting rights in the Company (“Total Voting Rights”) may vary over time given the capital and voting structure of the Company. As of April 30, 2015, Total Voting Rights were 498,763,350. There are 240,128,546 Public Shares, 8,500,796 Management Shares and 5,000,000,000 Class B Shares (held by VoteCo) outstanding (the share classes have 1 vote, 1.0298 votes and 0.0500 votes per share respectively).


Under the Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht), anyone who, directly or indirectly, acquires or disposes of shares in the Company and holds voting rights reaching, exceeding or falling below certain thresholds (including 3%, 5% and 10%) of the Total Voting Rights is required to notify the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Stichting Autoriteit Financële Markten).


In addition, under the Company’s Articles of Incorporation, a person is required to notify the Company of the percentage of the public shares it holds or is deemed to hold (through such person’s direct or indirect holding of financial instruments) if this percentage reaches, exceeds or falls below 3%, 4%, 4.25%, 4.50%, 4.75% or 5% of the total number of outstanding public shares.

As of December 31, 2014, the outstanding Offset Amount to be paid to the investment manager was approximately $102.1M. The “Offset Amount” is an amount equal to the fees and other costs of the placing and admission of the public shares, commissions paid to placement agents and other formation and offering expenses incurred during the private phase of PSH plus accrued interest of 4.25% per annum. As of the date of the placing of the PSH shares, the total Offset Amount was $120M. As of December 31, 2014, the Offset Amount had been reduced by approximately $17.9M net of accrued interest. Once the Offset Amount has been fully paid, PSH’s incentive fee of 16% will be reduced by 20% of the aggregate incentive fees/allocation earned by the investment manager (and its affiliates) on the gains of other private funds managed by the investment manager. Since December 31, 2014, an additional $27.7M net of accrued interest, has been accrued/crystallized towards the Offset Amount. Accrued amounts have not yet been crystallized and are subject to increases/decreases in the future.

About Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd.

Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. (PSH:NA) is an investment holding company structured as a closed end fund that makes concentrated investments principally in North American companies.