National Express NEX Holding(s) in Company

  National Express (NEX) - Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 0236R
National Express Group PLC
13 November 2012




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| TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES^i                    |
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1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying
issuer                                             National Express Group Plc
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 to qualifying financial instruments
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
Other (please specify):
3. Full name of person(s) subject to
the                                      Prudential plc group of companies
notification obligation:  ^iii
                                     Prudential plc (parent Company)

                                     M&G Group Limited (wholly owned
                                     subsidiary of Prudential plc)

                                     M&G Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of
                                     M&G Group Limited)

4. Full name of shareholder(s)       M&G Investment Management Limited (wholly
(if different from 3.):^iv          owned subsidiary of M&G Limited)

                                     M&G Securities Limited (wholly owned
                                     subsidiary of M&G Limited)

                                     The Prudential Assurance Company Limited
                                     (wholly owned subsidiary of Prudential
                                     plc)

                                                         
5. Date of the transaction and date
on                                                09 October 2012
which the threshold is crossed or
reached: ^v
6. Date on which issuer notified:                12 November 2012
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed
or                                                   12% - 13%
reached: ^vi, vii



8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares ^viii, ix
Class/type   Situation previous         Resulting situation after the triggering
of           to the triggering          transaction
shares       transaction

if possible  Number        Number       Number     Number of voting    % of voting
using        of            of           of shares  rights              rights ^x
the ISIN     Shares        Voting       Direct     Direct ^xi Indirect Direct   Indirect
CODE                       Rights                             ^xii
GB0006215205  66,264,762    66,264,762  66,764,762 66,764,762    0      13.04%     0
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 ^xiv rights that may be  rights
                                                         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
66,764,762                                    13.04%



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


Prudential plc (parent Company)

M&G Group Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Prudential plc)

M&G Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of M&G Group Limited)

M&G Investment Management Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of M&G Limited)

M&G Securities Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of M&G Limited)

The Prudential Assurance Company Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of
Prudential plc)




Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:                                          N/A
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease                    N/A
to hold:
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold                      N/A
voting rights:
13. Additional information:
14. Contact name:                                Dianne Robinson
15. Contact telephone number:                    0121 460 8629



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