HAYS PLC: Holding(s) in Company

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                        
       
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