HAYS PLC: Holding(s) in Company

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES                                   
         
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares            
 
to which voting rights are attached:                                            
Hays PLC 
                                                                             
       
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        
        
qualifying financial instruments                                                 


            
                                                                                


        
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                                 


            
                                                                                


        
Other (please                                                                    
        
specify):                                                                        


            
                                                                                


        
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:               
The Capital Group Companies, Inc.                                                
             
4. Full name of shareholder(s)(if different from 3.):                           
See Schedule A                  
                                                                             
        
5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or 
reached:                                                                        
14 March 2013  
                                                                             
                
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                               
15 March 2013                   
                                                                             
        
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                                 
Below 6%                     
8. Notified details:                                                             


                      
                                                                                


                  
A: Voting rights attached to shares                                              


                      
                                                                                


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


                      
                 transaction                                                    
                      
                                                                                


                  
if possible        Number        Number       Number      Number of voting      
% of  voting rights     
using              of            of           of shares   rights                 
                    
the ISIN CODE      Shares        Voting                                          
                     
                             Rights       Indirect    Direct     Indirect   
Direct       Indirect    
                                                                             
                        
Ordinary Shares    85,807,142    85,807,142   80,252,000             80,252,000  
         5.737%
(GB0004161021)                                                                   


                     
                                                                                


                    
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                              


                      
                                                                                


                  
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


                      
                                                                                


                  
Type of financial       Expiration  Exercise/               Number of voting     
% of voting       
instrument              date        Conversion Period       rights that may be   


    rights            
                                                            acquired if the     
                      
                                                            instrument is       
                      


                                                        exercised/ 
converted.                      
                                                                             
                  
N/A                                                                              


            
                                                                                


                       
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial 
Instruments                                                                      


                      
                                                                                


                  
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


                      
                                                                                


                  
Type of financial  Exercise    Expiration Exercise/     Number of voting rights 
 % of voting rights   
instrument         price       date       Conversion    instrument refers to     


                      
                                          period                                
                      


                                                                            
  Nominal      Delta   
N/A                                                                              


               
                                                                                


                  
Total (A+B+C)                                                                    


                      
                                                                                


                  
Number of voting rights                            Percentage of voting rights   


                      
                                                                                


                  
80,252,000                                         5.737%                        
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:                                                                    


          
                                                                                


      
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:                 
                       
                                         
13. Additional information:                Due to a company reorganization, 
Capital Group International, Inc.  
                                       ("CGII")and Capital Research and 
Management Company ("CRMC") will  
                                       no longer report relevant holdings 
separate. With effect from 
                                       1 September 2012, the holdings under 
management will be reported in  
                                       aggregate by the group's parent 
company, The Capital Group Companies, Inc.  
                                            
14. Contact name:                          Vivien Tan                            


         
                                                                                


      
15. Contact telephone number:              001 (213) 615-0469                    


         

Schedule A

As of 14 March 2013

Hays PLC
                                                Number of shares  Percent of   


                                                              outstanding  
The Capital Group Companies, Inc ("CG")                                      
holdings                                                                      
                                                                           
Holdings by CG Management Companies and Funds   80,252,000        5.737%        
                                                                             
Capital Research and Management Company         80,252,000        5.737%       
Capital Income Builder                                              
                                                                          
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