The Weir Group PLC : Holding(s) in Company

                  The Weir Group PLC : Holding(s) in Company

TR-1: Notification of Major Interests in Shares
1.Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of     The Weir Group PLC
    existing shares 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 specify):
3.Full name of person(s) subject to the       The Capital Group Companies,
    notification obligation:                               Inc.
3.Full name of shareholder(s) (if different          See Schedule A
    from 3.):
3.Date of the transaction and date on which         11 February 2013
    the threshold is crossed reached:
3.Date on which the issuer notified:               12 February 2013
3.Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or                   Below 4%
    reached:

8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares
               Situation previous  Resulting situation after the triggering
Class/type of  to the Triggering   transaction
shares If      transaction
possible using Number of Number of Number of shares Number of voting % of voting
the ISIN CODE  shares    voting                     rights           rights
                         rights    Direct Indirect  Direct Indirect  Direct Indirect
   Ordinary
    Shares     8,549,970 8,549,970        8,475,979        8,475,979        3.9883%
(GB0009465807)

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of    Expiration Exercise/Conversion Number of voting rights that  % of
financial  date       Period              may be acquired if the        voting
instrument                                instrument is                 rights
                                          exercised/converted
   N/A

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial
Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of      Exercise   Expiration   Exercise/    Number of    % of voting
financial    price      date         Conversion   voting       rights
instrument                           period       rights
                                     ^xviii       instrument
                                                  refers to
    N/A                                                        Nominal  Delta

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights % of voting rights
       8,475,979             3.9883%

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

Proxy Voting:
9.Name of the proxy holder:
9.Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:
9.Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:

9.Additional information:
9.Contact Name:
9.Contact telephone number:

                                  Schedule A

As of 11 February 2013

The Weir Group PLC

                                       Number of Shares Percent of Outstanding
The Capital Group Companies, Inc.      8,475,979        3.998%
("CG") holdings
Holdings by CG Management Companies
and Funds:
· Capital Research and Management      8,475,979        3.998%
Company
   · EuroPacific Growth Fund

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