TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying HELPHIRE GROUP PLC issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights x 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 Change to the number of voting rights in issue x specify): following the recent Open Offer, Placing and Refinancing 3. Full name of person(s) subject to Aviva plc & its subsidiaries the notification obligation: 4. Full name of shareholder(s) Registered Holder: (if different from 3.): BNY Norwich Union Nominees Limited 32,102,702 * Chase (GA Group) Nominees Limited 194,452,234 * * denotes direct interest 5. Date of the transaction and date 28.03.13 on which the threshold is crossed or reached: 6. Date on which issuer notified: 02.04.13 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed 11% to 14% Change at Direct Interest or Level reached: 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 Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect GB0004195219 38,824,535 38,824,535 226,554,936 226,554,936 Nil 14.51% Nil 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. C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Exercise Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting rights % of voting financial price date Conversion instrument refers to rights instrument period Nominal Delta Total (A+B+C) Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights 226,554,936 14.51% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: The voting rights are managed and controlled by Aviva Investors Global Services Limited, with the following chain of controlled undertakings:- Aviva Investors Global Services Limited: * Aviva plc (Parent Company) * Aviva Group Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva plc) * Aviva Investors Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Group Holdings Limited) * Aviva Investors Global Services Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Investors Holdings Limited) Proxy Voting: 10. Name of the proxy holder: See Section 4 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will N/A cease to hold: 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold N/A voting rights: 13. Additional information: Figures are based on a revised total number of voting rights of 1,561,636,364, as per the Company's Second Admission And Completion Of Refinancing Announcement of 27 March 2013. 14. Contact name: N Tilley 15. Contact telephone number: 01225 321207 END -0- Apr/02/2013 12:37 GMT
HELPHIRE GROUP PLC: Holding(s) in Company
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