John Wood Group PLC ("Company") NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES 1. Name of Issuer JOHN WOOD GROUP PLC 2. Reason for Notification ACQUISITION OF VOTING RIGHTS 3. Full name of person(s) subject to notification obligation AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL, INC. AND ITS GROUP 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3 above) SEE SECTION 13 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached 3 APRIL 2013 6. Date on which issuer notified 4 APRIL 2013 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached ABOVE 5% 8. Notified details (A) Voting rights attached to shares Number of voting rights - Direct - 333,872 - 0.09% Number of voting rights - Indirect - 18,400,514 - 4.93% (B) Financial Instruments N/A (C) Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of financial instrument - N/A Exercise Price - N/A Expiration date - N/A Exercise/conversion period - N/A Number of voting rights instrument refers to - N/A Percentage of voting rights - Nominal - N/A Delta - N/A Total A + B + C Number of voting rights - 18,734,386 Percentage of voting rights - 5.02% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable Ameriprise Financial, Inc., which through intermediate holding companies controls the voting rights of Columbia Management Investment Advisers, Columbia Wanger Asset Management, Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. and Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd, which itself controls the voting rights of Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd, Threadneedle International Ltd and Threadneedle Pensions Ltd. PROXY VOTING 10. Name of the proxy holder N/A 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold N/A 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights N/A 13. Additional Information Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA08 24,570 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 39364 625,061 Royal Trust Corp of Canada A/c 719306 124,826 HSBC Global Custody Nominees A/c 5000212310 98,733 (UK) Ltd The Bank Of New York ( Nominees A/c PTG 468 78,116 ) Limited HSBC Global Custody Nominees A/c 2456820 52,198 (UK) Ltd Chase Nominees Ltd A/c 75102 108,563 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 76588 41,901 Harewood Nominees Ltd A/c 1040411926G 1,561,186 Vidacos Nominees Ltd A/c 6012918307 265,213 HSBC Global Custody Nominee A/c 847452 368,200 (UK) Limited HSBC Global Custody Nominee A/c 740190 185,817 (UK) Limited HSBC Global Custody Nominee A/c 739874 721,278 (UK) Limited HSBC Global Custody Nominee A/c 740311 90,354 (UK) Limited The Bank Of New York ( Nominees A/c PTG 15303 / 71,106 ) Limited 09997799 HSBC Global Custody Nominee A/c 811056 45,326 (UK) Limited Chase Nominees Ltd A/c 44729 28,420 Nortrust Nominees LTD A/c BBH05 181,397 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 81587 106,538 William & Glyns (Isle of Man) A/c 301780 75,855 Nominees Ltd Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA03 6,604,282 The Bank Of New York ( Nominees A/c 52266 42,053 ) Limited The Bank Of New York ( Nominees A/c 52286 17,962 ) Limited Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 07198 289,566 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 27642 44,306 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA09 14,557 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10479 7,387 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA12 320,233 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA14 83,502 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 07207 487,203 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 07196 35,303 Mellon Nominees (UK) Ltd A/c WWSF0004002 358,179 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 18668 263,800 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10491 2,162,581 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10488 1,599,706 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10489 420,254 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 30337 50,225 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA15 1,078,629 14. Contact name STACEY DRYBURGH, THREADNEEDLE GROUP 15. Contact telephone number 01793 363751 Notification authorised by: ROBBIE M B BROWN, COMPANY SECRETARY 5 APRIL 2013 END -0- Apr/05/2013 10:38 GMT
WOOD GROUP (JOHN) PLC: Holding(s) in Company
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