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  YouGov PLC (YOU) - Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 4668P
YouGov PLC
24 October 2012






For filings with the FSA include the annex
For filings with issuer exclude the annex
TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES^i
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are                    YouGov PLC
attached:  ^ii
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                BlackRock, Inc.
notification obligation:  ^iii
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.):^iv
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or                     19^th October 2012
reached: ^v
6. Date on which issuer notified:                     23^rd October 2012
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or            Holding has gone above 13%
reached: ^vi, vii



8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares ^viii, ix
Class/type of Situation previous         Resulting situation after the triggering
shares        to the triggering          transaction
              transaction
if possible   Number        Number       Number   Number of voting  % of voting
using         of            of           of       rights            rights ^x
the ISIN CODE Shares        Voting       shares
                            Rights       Direct   Direct Indirect   Direct   Indirect
                                                  ^xi    ^xii
GB00B1VQ6H25   11,768,392    11,768,392    N/A     N/A   12,744,528   N/A     13.12%
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial   Expiration     Exercise/          Number of voting    % of voting
instrument          date ^xiii     Conversion Period  rights that may be  rights
                                   ^xiv               acquired if the
                                                      instrument is
                                                      exercised/
                                                      converted.
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial
Instruments ^xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of        Exercise     Expiration Exercise/  Number of voting     % of voting
financial      price        date ^xvii Conversion rights instrument    rights ^xix,
instrument                             period     refers to            xx
                                       ^xviii
                                                                      
                                                                       Nominal Delta
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights                       Percentage of voting rights
                 12,744,528                                   13.12%



9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: ^xxi


BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 11,768,392 (12.11%)




Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:
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:               BlackRock Threshold Reporting Team
14. Contact name:                         Andrew Manchester
15. Contact telephone number:             020 7743 5773



Note: Annex should only be submitted to the FSA not the issuer
Annex: Notification of major interests in shares^xxii
A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification
obligation
Full name

(including legal form of legal         BlackRock, Inc.
entities)


Contact address

(registered office for legal entities) 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL


Phone number & email                   020 7743 5773;
                                       andrew.manchester@blackrock.com

Other useful information

(at least legal representative for     Andrew Manchester
legal persons)


B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable
Full name


Contact address


Phone number & email


Other useful information

(e.g. functional relationship with the
person or legal entity subject to the
notification obligation)
C: Additional information
For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website.



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