UNITED UTILITIES GROUP 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                 United Utilities 
Group PLC
attached:ii                                                                      


        
                                                                                


    
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):        


        
                                                                                


    
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                      


        
                                                                                


    
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result  
   X
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):                                                          


        
                                                                                
        


                                                      BTG PACTUAL GLOBAL 
ASSET      
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the                  MANAGEMENT             
    
notification obligation:iii                               LIMITED                


        
                                                                                
        


                                                      BTG PACTUAL ABSOLUTE 
RETURN II 
                                                      MASTER FUND LP, BTG 
PACTUAL GLOBAL   
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                            EMERGING               
    
 (if different from 3.):iv                                MARKETS AND MACRO 
MASTER FUND  
                                                      LP, AND BTG PACTUAL 
GEO MASTER     


                                                          FUND LP               
        
                                                                                


    
5. Date of the transaction and date on                                           
    
which the threshold is crossed or                         12 March 2013          
    
reached: v                                                                       


        
                                                                                


    
6. Date on which issuer notified:                         14 March 2013          


        
                                                                                


    
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or                    Below 3%               
    
reached: vi, vii                                                                 


        
                                                                                
        
    8. Notified details:                                                            
        
                                                                                


    
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix                                     


        
                                                                                


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


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


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


                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
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    rights that may be     
rights        


                               xiv                  acquired if the             
        
                                                    instrument is               
        
                                                    exercised/ converted.       
        
                                                                                
        


                                                                       
Below 3%      
                                                                             
    
Contract for                                                                     
    
Difference                                                                       


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
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 rights 
financial  price     date xvii  Conversion     rights instrument     xix, xx     
    
instrument                      period xviii   refers to                         


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        


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Total (A+B+C)                                                                    


        
                                                                                


    
Number of voting rights                Percentage of voting rights               


        
                                                                                
        
                                       Below 3%                                 
        
                                                                                
        
    9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the  


    
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi                   


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
N/A                                                                              


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
Proxy Voting:                                                                    


        
                                                                                


    
10. Name of the proxy holder:                                             N/A    


        
                                                                                


    
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease                       N/A    
    
to hold:                                                                         


        
                                                                                


    
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold                         N/A    
    
voting rights:                                                                   


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
13. Additional information:                                                      


        
                                                                                
        
                                                         BTG PACTUAL EUROPE LLP 


    
14. Contact name:                                                                
     
                                                     Luiz Kokubo, 
Compliance Officer 


                                                                                
        
                                                         0207-647-4911          


    
15. Contact telephone number:                                                    
     
                                                     
luiz.kokubo@btgpactual.com      


                                                                                
        



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