JOHNSON MATTHEY PLC: Holding(s) in Company

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES 
1.   Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to      


     which voting rights are attached:                                         
                                                                               
     Johnson Matthey plc                                                       


                                                                           
2.   Reason for the notification:                                               


                                                                               
     An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                               


                                                                           
3.   Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:             


                                                                               
     Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)                                           


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


                                                                               
     N/A                                                                       


                                                                           
5.   Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or     


     reached if different):                                                    
                                                                               
     7 March 2013                                                              


                                                                           
6.   Date on which issuer notified:                                             


                                                                               
     8 March 2013                                                              


                                                                           
7.   Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                               


                                                                               
     Below 3%                                                                  


                                                                           
8.   Notified details:                                                          


                                                                               
     VOTING RIGHTS ATTACHED TO SHARES:                                         
                                                                               
     Class/type of shares (if possible using the ISIN CODE):                   
                                                                               
     GB00B70FPS60                                                              
                                                                               
     Situation previous to the triggering transaction:                         
                                                                               
     Number of shares: 8,581,762 (as at 16/11/2009)                           
     Number of voting rights: 8,581,762 (as at 16/11/2009)                     
                                                                               
     Resulting situation after the triggering transaction:                     
                                                                               
     Number of shares (direct): 6,099,801                                     
     Number of voting rights (direct): 6,099,801                              
     Number of voting rights (indirect): N/A                                   
     % of voting rights (direct): 2.97%                                       
     % of voting rights (indirect): N/A                                       
     Total voting rights: 6,099,801 (2.97%)                                    


                                                                           
9.   Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or    


     the financial instruments are effectively held if applicable:             
     Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect)(Group)
                                                                               


 Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct 
and Indirect) 


                                                                               
     Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM) 
               
                                                                               


  Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (6,099,801 - 2.97% = LGAS, LGPL 
& PMC) 
                                                                            
  Legal & General Investment Management    Legal & General Insurance 
Holdings     


      (Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD)     Limited (Direct) (LGIH)          
     
                                                                               


  Legal & General Assurance (Pensions      Legal & General Assurance 
Society      


      Management) Limited (PMC)                Limited (LGAS & LGPL)            
     
                                                                               
                                               Legal & General Pensions Limited 
     
                                               (Direct) (LGPL)                  
     

10.  Name of the proxy holder: N/A                                             


                                                                           
11.  Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold: N/A               
                                                                           
12.  Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights: N/A           
                                                                           
13.  Additional Information                                                     


                                                                               
     Notification using the total voting rights figure of 204,917,749          


                                                                           
14.  Contact Name:                                                              
                                                                           
15.  Angela Purtill, Deputy Company Secretary, Johnson Matthey plc              
                                                                            
 Contact Telephone Number: 020 7269 8461                                    
11 March 2013 
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