HAYS PLC: Holding(s) in Company

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES                                   


            
                                                                                
            
                                                                                


        
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer                               
        
of existing shares to which voting rights are                      Hays Plc      
        
attached:                                                       Sedol 0416102    


                       
                                                                                


        
2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):       


            
                                                                                


        
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                      


     Yes      
                                                                                


        
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            Majedie Asset Management 
Limited        
notification obligation:                                                         


            
                                                                                


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


            
                                                                                
            
                                                                                


        
5. Date of the transaction and date on                                           
        
which the threshold is crossed or reached:                  09 January 2013      


            
                                                                                


        
6. Date on which issuer notified:                           15 January 2013      


            
                                                                                  


       
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                 Above 5%         
         
8. Notified details:                                                             
                     
       
A: Voting rights attached to shares                                              


                        
                                                                                


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


                         
                      transaction                                               
                         
                                                                                


                    
if possible       Number       Number                      Number of voting      
% of  voting rights   
using               of           of                             rights           
                     
the ISIN CODE     Shares       Voting       Number                               
                      
                          Rights      of shares      Direct      Indirect   
  Direct     Indirect   
                                                                             
                    
GB0004161021    69,847,540   69,847,540                             69,967,411   


              5.00%   
                                                                                


                    
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                              


                        
                                                                                


                    
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


                        
                                                                                
                        
                                                              Number of voting  
                        


                                                          rights that may 
be                        
Type of financial      Expiration   Exercise/                 acquired if the    
    % of voting       
instrument             date         Conversion Period         instrument is      
    rights             
                                                          exercised/ 
converted.                        
                                                                             
                    
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial 
Instruments                            
                                                                             
                    
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


                        

Type of financial Exercise     Expiration   Exercise/     Number of voting 
rights  % of voting rights   
instrument        price        date         Conversion    instrument refers to  
                        
                                            period                              
                        
                                                                                
     Nominal     Delta  
                                                                                


                    
Total (A+B+C)                                                                    


                        
                                                                                


                    
Number of voting rights                             Percentage of voting rights  


                        
                                                                                


                    
69,967,411                                          5.00%                        
                     
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the   
      
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:                       


          
                                                                                
          
                                                                                


      
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:                 Majedie Asset Management Ltd is a 
discretionary  
                                        Fund Manager.  It invests funds on 
behalf of its  
                                        clients on a segregated basis as 
well as through  
                                        its pooled vehicle Majedie Asset 
Management  


                                            Investment Fund Company.     
                             


                                                         
14. Contact name:                           Jenny Nolan                          


          
                    


                                                                  
15. Contact telephone number:               020 7618 3925                        


          
                                                                                
          
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