Stagecoach Group PLC : Stagecoach Group PLC : Holding(s) in Company

     Stagecoach Group PLC : Stagecoach Group PLC : Holding(s) in Company

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES^i
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer
of existing shares to which voting rights are            Stagecoach Group plc
attached:^ii
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     No
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    No
effect to qualifying financial instruments
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                   No
Other (please specify):                                            No
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the            Kames Capital
notification obligation:^iii
4. Full name of shareholder(s)
(if different from 3.):^iv
5. Date of the transaction and date on              20/02/2013
which the threshold is crossed or
reached:^v
6. Date on which issuer notified:                   22/02/2013
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or              4%
reached: ^vi, vii

8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares^viii, ix
Class/type of  Situation previous       Resulting situation after the triggering
shares         to the triggering        transaction
               transaction
if possible    Number       Number      Number     Number of voting     % of voting
using          of           of          of shares  rights               rights ^x
the ISIN CODE  Shares       Voting      Direct     Direct ^xi Indirect  Direct   Indirect
                            Rights                            ^xii
GB00B6YTLS95    26,314,416  26,314,416  17,123,326 17,123,326 4,129,045  2.97%    0.71%
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial    Expiration    Exercise/               Number of voting   % of voting
instrument           date ^xiii    Conversion Period ^xiv  rights that may be rights
                                                           acquired if the
                                                           instrument is
                                                           exercised/
                                                           converted.
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments
^xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of         Exercise    Expiration Exercise/       Number of voting    % of voting
financial       price       date ^xvii Conversion      rights instrument   rights ^xix,
instrument                             period ^xviii   refers to           xx
                                                                           Nominal Delta
                                                                                   1
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights                       Percentage of voting rights
21,252,371                                    3.68%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: ^xxi
Kames Capital:-
Kames Capital Plc
Kames Capital Management Ltd
Kames Capital ICVC
Kames Capital VCIC
Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:                                Kames Capital
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:
14. Contact name:                             Wendy Dunsmore
15. Contact telephone number:                 0131 549 3706

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