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  
  Spectris 
voting rights are attached:ii                                                    


     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  
 No 
in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached  


        
                                                                                


    
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to        
 No 
qualifying financial instruments                                                 


        
                                                                                


    
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                                 


     No 
                                                                                


    
Other (please specify):                                                          


     No 
                                                                                
        


3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification                 Standard 
Life     
obligation:iii                                                       
Investments Ltd     
                                                                             
    
4. Full name of shareholder(s)  (if different from 3.):iv           Vidacos 
Nominees     
                                                                             
    
5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is         26 March 
2013     
crossed or reached: v                                                            


        
                                                                                


    
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                     27 March 
2013      
                                                                             
    
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: vi, vii                    6%    


        
                                                                                
        


8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix 
Class/type of      Situation previous                   Resulting situation 
after                 
shares              to the triggering                         the triggering     


                  
                       transaction                             transaction      
                  
                                                                                


              
if possible using   Number     Number        Number              Number of       
% of  voting  
the ISIN CODE         of         of         of shares             voting         


      rights x    
                    Shares     Voting                             rights        
                  
                               Rights                                           
                  
                                                                                
                  


                                         Direct       Direct xi  Indirect 
xii Direct  Indirect 
                                                                             
              
GB0003308607       7,054,477  7,054,477     7,008,867     4,433,049   2,575,818 
  3.775%   2.194%  


                                                                                
                  
                                                                                
                  
                                                                                


              
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 xiv    rights that may 
be        rights     


                                                                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 financial Exercise Expiration    Exercise/    Number of voting     % of 
voting   
instrument      price    date xvii   Conversion    rights instrument  rights 
xix, xx  


                                       period xviii       refers to             
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        


                                                                     
Nominal  Delta  


                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
    Total (A+B+C)                                                                   
        
                                                                                
        
        Number of voting rights                    Percentage of voting rights  
        
                                                                                
        
               7,008,867                                     5.969%             
        
                                                                                
        
    9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the  


    
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi                   


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
    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:                                                     
        
                                                                                
        


                                              
investments_mo@standardlife.com       
14. Contact name:                                                                
     
                                               Standard Life Investments 
Ltd         
                                                                             
    
15. Contact telephone number:                              0131 245 6565         


        
                                                                                
        
    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                                               Standard Life 
Investments Ltd   
(including legal form of legal entities)                                        
        
                                                                                


    
Contact address                                        
investments_mo@standardlife.com  
(registered office for legal entities)                                           


        
                                                                                


    
Phone number & email                                            0131 245 6565    


        
                                                                                


    
Other useful information                                                         
    
(at least legal representative for legal persons)                                


        
                                                                                
        
    B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable

Full name                                                Robert Martin, Deputy 
Company  
                                                                   Secretary    
        
                                                                                
        


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


                                                                      9QD       
        
                                                                                


    
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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