CRH PLC CRH Holding(s) in Company

  CRH PLC (CRH) - Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 0268P
18 October 2012

Standard Form 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:

CRH plc

2. Reason for the notification (please place an X inside the appropriate

[ X ] 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

[ ] An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

[ ] Other (please specify)

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

The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

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

 See Schedule A

5. Date of transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or

16^th October 2012

6. Date on which issuer notified:

18^th October 2012

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

Below 6%

8. Notified Details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares (if possible      Situation previous to the triggering
use ISIN CODE)                                      transaction
                                     Number of shares  Number of voting rights
Ordinary Shares                             42,290,646              42,290,646

ADR's                                        1,089,059               1,089,059

SUBTOTAL A                                  43,379,705              43,379,705

(based on aggregate voting rights)

                          Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Class/type of shares (if  Number of Number of voting rights % of voting rights
possible use ISIN CODE)   shares
                                    Direct     Indirect     Direct   Indirect
Ordinary Shares                                  41,492,465             5.742%

ADR's                                             1,089,059             0.151%

SUBTOTAL A                                       42,581,524             5.893%

(based on aggregate
voting rights)

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of     Expiration Exercise/conversion Number of voting rights     % of
financial   date       period/date         that may be acquired (if    voting
instrument                                 the instrument exercised/   rights

Total (A+B) (where applicable in           Number of voting rights % of voting
accordance with national law)                                      rights
42,581,524                                 42,581,524              5.893%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or
the financial instruments are 

 effectively held, if applicable:

See Schedule A

10. In case of proxy voting: [name of the proxy holder] will cease to hold
[number] voting rights as of [date]:


11. Additional information:

 Due to a company reorganisation, Capital Research and Management Company
("CRMC") and Capital Group International, Inc. ("CGII") will no longer report
relevant holdings under management.  With effect from 1 September 2012,
the holdings under management of CRMC and CGII are being  reported
in aggregate by The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

 Done at Los Angeles, California on 17^th October 2012

12. Contact name:

Neil Colgan

Company Secretary

13. Contact telephone number:

+353 1 634 4340

Schedule A

As of 16^th October 2012

CRH plc

                                       Number of Shares Percent of Outstanding
The Capital Group Companies, Inc.            42,581,524                 5.893%
("CG") holdings
Holdings by CG Management Companies
and Funds:
· Capital Guardian Trust Company           411,915                 0.057%
· Capital International Limited             12,088                 0.002%
· Capital Research and Management       42,157,521                 5.834%

                     This information is provided by RNS
           The company news service from the London Stock Exchange


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