Atkins (WS) ATK Holding(s) in Company

  Atkins (WS) (ATK) - Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 1424S
Atkins (WS) PLC
27 November 2012

1. Identity of the issuer or the
underlying issuer of existing shares   WS Atkins plc
to which voting rights are attached: 
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
3. Full name of person(s) subject to
the                                       Newton Investment Management Ltd.
notification obligation:  ^iii
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                           N/A
(if different from 3.):^iv
5. Date of the transaction and date
on                                                 23 November 2012
which the threshold is crossed or
reached: ^v
6. Date on which issuer notified:                  26 November 2012
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed
or                                                Crossing above 5%
reached: ^vi, vii
8. Notified details: ISIN GB0000608009
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    Indirect Direct Indirect
CODE                   Rights                 ^xi       ^xii
Common Stock 4,598,248 4,598,248  5,085,117   5,085,117 N/A      5.08%  N/A
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of          Expiration  Exercise/              Number of voting % of voting
financial        date ^xiii  Conversion Period ^xiv rights that may  rights
instrument                                          be
                                                    acquired if the
                                                    instrument is
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       % of voting rights
financial     price    date ^xvii Conversion voting rights   ^xix, xx
instrument                        period     instrument
                                  ^xviii     refers to
N/A                                                          Nominal    Delta
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights                   Percentage of voting rights

5,085,117                                 5.08%

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

Newton Investment Management Ltd. holds these shares as a discretionary fund
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:                                  N/A
14. Contact name:                                    Nicholas R. Darrow
15. Contact telephone number:

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