TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying Friends Provident plc issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: 2. Reason for notification (yes/no) An acquisition or disposal of voting rights Yes 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):______________ 3. Full name of person(s) subject to Legal & General Group Plc (L&G) notification obligation: 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if Legal & General Assurance (Pensions different from 3): Management) Limited (PMC) 5. Date of transaction (and date on 08 August 2007 which the threshold is crossed or reached if different): 6. Date on which issuer notified: 10 August 2007 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or From 3% to 4% (L&G) reached: 8: Notified Details A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/ Situation previous Resulting situation after the triggering type of to the triggering transaction shares transaction If possible use ISIN code Number of Number of Number Number of voting Percentage of shares voting of rights voting rights rights shares Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect Ord 85,248,227 85,248,227 87,294,527 87,294,527 4.06 10p B: Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Expiration Exercise/ No. of voting Percentage of financial date conversion rights that may voting rights instrument period/date be acquired (if the instrument exercised/ converted) Total (A+B) Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights 87,294,527 4.06 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and /or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect) (Group) Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect) Legal & General Investment Limited (Indirect) (LGIM) Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (87,294,527- 4.06% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC) Legal & General Investment Management Legal & General Insurance Holdings (Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD) Limited (Direct) (LGIH) (73,057,432 - 3.39% = PMC) Legal & General Assurance Society Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Limited (LGAS & LGPL) Management) Limited (PMC) (73,057,432 - 3.39% = PMC) Legal & General Pensions Limited (Direct) (LGPL) Proxy Voting: 10. Name of proxy holder: N/A 11. Number of voting rights proxy N/A holder will cease to hold: 12. Date on which proxy holder will N/A cease to hold voting rights: 13. Additional information: Notification using the total voting rights figure of 2,149,926, 065 14 Contact name: Gordon Ellis 15. Contact telephone name: 01306 653087 END -0- Aug/13/2007 15:06 GMT
FRIENDS PROVIDENT PLC: Holding(s) in Company
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