HELPHIRE GROUP PLC: Holding(s) in Company

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                                                                  
specify):                                                                       
                                                                           
3. Full name of person(s) subject to               Invesco Limited             
the                                                                            
notification obligation:                                                        
                                                                           
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                                                 
(if different from 3.):                                                         
                                                                           
5. Date of the transaction and date                   04.04.13                 
on                                                                             
which the threshold is crossed or                                              
reached:                                                                        
                                                                           
6. Date on which issuer notified:                     05.04.13                  
                                                                           
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed                 27%, 28%, 29%              
or                                                                             
reached:                                                                        
8. Notified details:                                                             


           
                                                                                


       
A: Voting rights attached to shares                                              


           
                                                                                


       
Class/type   Situation previous      Resulting situation after the triggering    
       
of           to the triggering       transaction                                 
       
shares       transaction                                                         


           
                                                                                
           
                                                                                


       
if possible  Number      Number      Number     Number of voting     % of 
voting           
using        of          of          of shares  rights               rights      
       
the ISIN     Shares      Voting                                                  
       
CODE                     Rights                                                  
        
                                   Direct    Direct   Indirect    Direct    
 Indirect   


                                                                                
           
                                                                                


       
GB0004195219 429,127,488 429,127,488                     457,127,488            
  29.27%    
                                                                             
       
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       % of 
voting       
  financial      price      date    Conversion   rights instrument          
rights         
  instrument                          period         refers to                   


           
                                                                                
           
                                                                       Nominal  
    Delta  
                                                                                


       
Total (A+B+C)                                                                    


           
                                                                                
           
         Number of voting rights                  Percentage of voting rights   
           
                                                                                
           
               457,127,488                                   29.27%             
           

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the 
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:                     


                                                                           
Invesco Fund Managers Limited - 337,552,073                                     
                                                                           
Invesco Asset Management Limited - 119,575,415                                  
                                                                           
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:                      N Tilley                                 
                                                                           
15. Contact telephone number:          01225 321207                             
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