SPECTRIS PLC: Holding(s) in Company

For filings with the FSA include the annex                                       


        
                                                                                


    
For filings with issuer exclude the annex                                        


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi                                  


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer                               
    
of existing shares to which voting rights are                               
Spectris 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 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        
 Yes
qualifying financial instruments                                                 


        
                                                                                


    
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                                 


        
                                                                                


    
Other (please specify):                                                          


        
                                                                                


    
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the                           BlackRock, 
Inc.      
notification obligation:iii                                                      


        
                                                                                


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


        
                                                                                


    
5. Date of the transaction and date on                                           
    
which the threshold is crossed or                                   8th March 
2013      
reached:v                                                                        


        
                                                                                


    
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                  11th March 
2013       
                                                                             
    
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or                        Holding has gone 
above 10%
reached: vi, vii                                                                 


        
                                                                                
        
    8. Notified details:                                                            
          
                                                                                


      
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix                                     


          
                                                                                


      
Class/type   Situation previous        Resulting situation after the triggering  
      
of           to the triggering         transaction                               
      
shares       transaction                                                         


          
                                                                                
          


         Number       Number       Number    Number of voting      % of  
voting rights
if possible  of           of           of shares rights                x         
      
using        Shares       Voting                                                 
      
the ISIN                  Rights       Direct    Direct xi  Indirect   Direct 
Indirect    
CODE                                                        xii                  


          
                                                                                


      
GB0003308607 10,467,031   10,467,031   N/A       N/A        10,615,384 N/A    
9.04%        


                                                                                
          
                                                                                
          
                                                                                


      
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                              


          
                                                                                


      
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


          
                                                                                


      
Type of        Expiration    Exercise/            Number of voting           % 
of voting  
financial      date xiii     Conversion Period    rights that may be         
rights       
instrument                   xiv                  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 rights  % of 
voting     
financial     price        date xvii  Conversion instrument refers to     
rights xix, xx  
instrument                            period                                     


          
                                      xviii                                     
          
                                                                                
          


                                                                      
Nominal Delta      
CFD                                              1,160,453                       
       
                                                                      0.99% 
0.99%       


                                                                                
          
                                                                                
          
                                                                                


      
Total (A+B+C)                                                                    


          
                                                                                


      
Number of voting rights                      Percentage of voting rights         


          
                                                                                


      
11,775,837                                   10.03%                              


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


    
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi                   


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 11,775,837 (10.03%)               


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
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:                                                                   


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        


                                       BlackRock Regulatory Threshold 
Reporting Team
13. Additional information:                                                      


        
                                                                                


    
14. Contact name:                          Andrew Manchester                     


        
                                                                                


    
15. Contact telephone number:              020 7743 5773                         


        
                                                                                
        
    Note: Annex should only be submitted to the FSA not the issuer                  
        
                                                                                


    
Annex: Notification of major interests in sharesxxii                             


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification           
    
obligation                                                                       


        
                                                                                


    
Full name                                                                        


        
                                                                                


    
(including legal form of legal entities)             BlackRock, Inc.             


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
Contact address                                                                  
     
                                                 12 Throgmorton Avenue, 
London, EC2N
(registered office for legal entities)               2DL                         


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
Phone number & email                                 020 7743 5773;              
     
                                                 
emeadisclosures@blackrock.com       


                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
Other useful information                                                         


        
                                                                                


    
(at least legal representative for legal persons)    Andrew Manchester           


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable                                       


        
                                                                                


    
Full name                                            Robert Martin, Deputy 
Company       


                                                     Secretary                  
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
Contact address                                      Spectris plc, Heritage 
House,       
                                                 Church Road, Egham, 
Surrey, TW20    


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Phone number & email                                                             


        
                                                     01784 470 470              
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
Other useful information                                                         


        
                                                                                


    
(e.g. functional relationship with the person or                                 
    
legal entity subject to the notification obligation)                             


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
C: Additional information                                                        


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website.               


        
                                                                                
        



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