ASHTEAD GROUP PLC: Holding(s) in Company

Ashtead Group plc 
20 December 2012 
                           ASHTEAD GROUP PLC                                
                         Holding(s) in Company                              
Ashtead Group plc announces it has been advised that on 17 December 2012 
Legal & General Group plc were directly interested in a total 15,318,618 shares
(or 3.04% of its share capital). 
Enquiries: 
Eric Watkins
Company Secretary
020 7726 9700 
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