TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer shares to Hays Plc which voting rights are attached: Sedol 0416102 2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: Sale of 103,939 shares 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 notification obligation: Majedie Asset Management Limited 4. Full name of shareholder(s) if different from 3.): 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or 15 January 2013 reached: 6. Date on which issuer notified: 24 January 2013 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: Below 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 using the Number Number Number Number of voting % of voting rights ISIN CODE of of of shares rights Shares Voting Rights Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect GB0004161021 70,007,827 70,007,827 69,903,888 4.99% B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of financial Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting instrument date Conversion Period rights that may be rights acquired if the instrument is 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 69,903,888 4.99% 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 END -0- Jan/24/2013 15:19 GMT
HAYS PLC: Holding(s) in Company
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