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 END -0- Mar/18/2013 15:26 GMT
HAYS PLC: Holding(s) in Company
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