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 
voting rights are attached:ii                                                   

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

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 the notification              The Capital 
obligation:iii                                                      Companies, 
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 
crossed or reached: v                                                            


6. Date on which issuer notified:                                    4 April 
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 
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       

                                         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  


    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 
instrument      price    date xvii   Conversion    rights instrument  rights 
xix, xx  

                                       period xviii       refers to             

Nominal  Delta  

    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 
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

Full name                                         The Capital Group Compnaies, 
(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                                         

    B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable

Full name                                                Robert Martin, Deputy 

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


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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