BODYCOTE PLC: Holding(s) in Company

TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares                                
 1. Identity of the issuer or the          Bodycote plc                         
underlying issuer of existing shares                                        
to which voting rights are attached:                                        
2: Reason for notification (yes/no)                                             
                                                                           
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                              yes    
                                                                           
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which     no    
may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which                
voting rights are attached                                                      
                                                                           
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic          no    
effect to 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   Standard Life Investments Ltd       
notification                                                                    
                                                                           
obligation:                                                                     
                                                                           
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if         Vidacos Nominees                    
different from 3.):                                                             
                                                                           
5. Date of the transaction (and date on    26 of March 2013                    
which the threshold                                                             
                                                                           
is crossed or reached):                                                         
                                                                           
6. Date on which issuer notified:          27 of March 2013                     
                                                                           
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or     14%                                 
reached:                                                                        
8: Notified Details                                                             
                                                                           
 A. Voting rights attached to shares                                            
                                                                           
  * Class/type of share If possible   GB00B3FLWH99                              
use ISIN code                                                               
                                                                           
Situation previous to the triggering transaction                                
                                                                           
  * Number of shares                    * Number of voting rights               
                                                                           
26,829,131                            26,829,131                                
                                                                           
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                            
                                                                           
  * Number of             Number of voting rights            Percentage of      


    shares                                                   voting rights     
                                                                               
                         Direct            Indirect       Direct     Indirect  
                                                                               
    26,578,687         12,448,577         14,130,110      6.503%      7.382%   

 B. Qualifying Financial Instruments                                           


                                                                           
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                            
                                                                            
Type of       Expiration      Exercise/     No. of voting   Percentage of   
financial         date        conversion    rights that may  voting rights  
  instrument                     period/date     be acquired                    


                                                   (if the                     
                                                 instrument                    
                                                 exercised/                    
                                                 converted)                    
                                                                               

NominalDelta

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     % of voting     

instrument         price    date       Conversion voting        rights          
                                       period     rights                        
                                                  instrument                    
                                                  refers to                     
                                                                                


Total (A+B+C)                                                                  


                                                                           
Number of voting rights                      Percentage of voting rights        
                                                                           
26,578,687                                   13.885%                            
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the 
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:                      
                                                                            
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:                                                     
                                                                           
14. Contact name:                   Ute Ball, Company Secretary Bodycote plc    
                                                                           
15. Contact telephone number:       +44 1625 505300                             
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