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. END -0- Apr/05/2013 10:12 GMT
SPECTRIS PLC: Holding(s) in Company
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