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OXFORD INSTRUMENTS PLC: Holding(s) in Company


For filings with the FSA include the annex

For filings with issuer exclude the annex

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying Oxford Instruments plc issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are 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 x to qualifying financial instruments

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

Other (please specify):


             


3. Full name of person(s) subject to  BlackRock, Inc.                          
the notification obligation: iii                                               
                     

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

5. Date of the transaction and date 24th October 2012 on which the threshold is crossed or reached: v

6. Date on which issuer notified: 25th October 2012

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed Holding has gone below 14% or reached: vi, vii

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type of Situation previous Resulting situation after shares to the triggering the triggering

transaction transaction

if possible Number Number % of voting using Number of Number of rights x the ISIN CODE of Voting of voting


                Shares    Rights    shares       rights                        
                                                                               
                                    Direct  Direct  Indirect   Direct  Indirect
                                              xi       xii                     

GB0006650450 6,497,366 6,497,366 n/a n/a 6,471,594 n/a 11.51%

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, xx instrument period refers to


                                     xviii                                      
                                                                                

Nominal Delta

CFD 1,386,537 2.47% 2.47%

Total (A+B+C)


                                                                               
        Number of voting rights               Percentage of voting rights      
                                                                               
               7,858,131                                13.98%                 

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 - 7,858,131 (13.98%)

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: Oxford Instruments plc

14. Contact name: Susan Johnson-Brett

15. Contact telephone number: 01865 393 200

END

-0- Oct/29/2012 11:11 GMT

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