SPECTRIS PLC: Holding(s) in Company

For filings with the FSA include the annex                                       


        
                                                                                


    
For filings with issuer exclude the annex                                        


        
                                                                                
        
    TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi                                 
        
                                                                                
        


1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which 
Spectris 
voting rights are attached:ii                                                   
  plc    


                                                                                
        
    2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):       
        
                                                                                
        
    An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                     
     Yes
                                                                                


    
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result  
 No 
in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached  


        
                                                                                


    
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to        
 No 
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 notification              The Capital 
Group    
obligation:iii                                                      Companies, 
Inc.      
                                                                             
    
4. Full name of shareholder(s)  (if different from 3.):iv           See 
Schedule A       
                                                                             
    
5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is        3 April 
2013       
crossed or reached: v                                                            


        
                                                                                


    
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                    4 April 
2013        
                                                                             
    
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: vi, vii                Above 3%  


        
                                                                                
        


8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix 
Class/type of      Situation previous                   Resulting situation 
after                  
shares             to the triggering                          the triggering     


                   
                      transaction                              transaction      
                   
                                                                                


               
if possible using   Number     Number        Number              Number of       
 % of  voting  
the ISIN CODE         of         of        of shares               voting        


       rights x    
                    Shares     Voting                              rights       
                   
                               Rights                                           
                   
                                                                                
                   


                                         Direct       Direct xi  Indirect 
xii  Direct  Indirect 
                                                                             
               
GB0003308607       Below 3%   Below 3%                                 
3,561,440           3.0277%  


                                                                                
                   
                                                                                
                   
                                                                                


               
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                              


                   
                                                                                


               
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


                   
                                                                                
                   


Type of financial     Expiration       Exercise/            Number of 
voting      % of voting   
   instrument         date xiii  Conversion Period xiv     rights that may 
be        rights     


                                                                acquired if the 
                   
                                                                 instrument is  
                   


                                                         exercised/ 
converted.                  


                                                                                
                   
           N/A                                                                  
                   
                                                                                
                   
    C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial   


    
Instruments xv, xvi                                                              


        
                                                                                


    
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


        
                                                                                


    
Type of financial Exercise Expiration    Exercise/    Number of voting     % of 
voting   
instrument      price    date xvii   Conversion    rights instrument  rights 
xix, xx  


                                       period xviii       refers to             
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        


                                                                     
Nominal  Delta  


                                                                                
        
       N/A                                                                      
        
                                                                                
        
    Total (A+B+C)                                                                   
        
                                                                                
        
        Number of voting rights                    Percentage of voting rights  
        
                                                                                
        
               3,561,440                                     3.0277%            
        
                                                                                
        
    9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the  


                 
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi                   


                     
                                                                                


                 
 Schedule A Information                                                          


                     
                                                                                
                     
                                                                                
                     
                                                                                
                     
                                                                                


                 
Number of shares          Percentage of outstanding                              


                     
                                                                                


                 
The Capital Group Companies, Inc. ("CG") holdings                                
                 
3,561,440                      3.028%                                            


                     
                                                                                
                     
                                                                                
                     
                                                                                


                 
Holdings by CG Management Companies and Funds:                                   


                     
                                                                                
                     
                                                                                
                     
                                                                                


                 
Capital Research and Management Company                                          


                     
                   3,561,440                      3.028%                        
                     
                                                                                
                     
                                                                                
                     
                                                                                
                     
                                                                                
                     
                                                                                
                     
    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:                                                     
        
                                                                                
        
                                                           Gina Martinez        


    
14. Contact name:                                                                
     
                                              Principal Compliance 
Specialist        
                                                                             
    
15. Contact telephone number:                              213-486-9200          


        
                                                                                
        
    Note: Annex should only be submitted to the FSA not the issuer                  
        
                                                                                


    
Annex: Notification of major interests in sharesxxii                             


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                               

A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification
obligation

Full name                                         The Capital Group Compnaies, 
Inc.     
(including legal form of legal entities)                                        
        
                                                                                


    
Contact address                                333 South Hope Street, Los 
Angeles, CA   
(registered office for legal entities)                       90071-1406          


        
                                                                                


    
Phone number & email                                        213-486-9200         


        
                                                                                


    
Other useful information                                                         
    
(at least legal representative for legal                                         
    
persons)                                                                         


        
                                                                                
        
    B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable

Full name                                                Robert Martin, Deputy 
Company  
                                                                   Secretary    
        
                                                                                
        


                                                     Spectris plc, Heritage 
House,  
Contact address                                         Church Road, Egham, 
Surrey, TW20 


                                                                      9QD       
        
                                                                                


    
Phone number & email                                             01784 470 470   


        
                                                                                


    
Other useful information(e.g. functional relationship                            
    
with the person or legal entity subject to the                                   
    
notification obligation)                                                         


        
                                                                                
        
    C: Additional information                                                       
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
    For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website.



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