WOOD GROUP (JOHN) PLC: Holding(s) in Company

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 
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