SPECTRIS PLC: Holding(s) in Company

For filings with the FCA 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                               
Spectris PLC
attached:ii                                                                      


        
                                                                                


    
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):        


        
                                                                                


    
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                     
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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       
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qualifying financial instruments                                                 


        
                                                                                


    
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                                 


        
                                                                                


    
Other (please specify):                                                          


        
                                                                                


    
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the                           BlackRock, 
Inc.      
notification obligation:iii                                                      


        
                                                                                


    
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                                                   
    
 (if different from 3.):iv                                                       


        
                                                                                


    
5. Date of the transaction and date on                                           
    
which the threshold is crossed or                                   5th April 
2013      
reached: v                                                                       


        
                                                                                


    
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                   8th April 
2013       
                                                                             
    
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or                        Holding has gone 
below 10%
reached: vi, vii                                                                 


        
                                                                                
        
    8. Notified details:                                                            
              
                                                                                


          
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix                                     


              
                                                                                


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


              
                                                                                
              


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


                                                              xii               
              
                                                                                


          
GB0003308607 10,615,384      10,615,384   N/A      N/A        10,704,342 N/A    
  9.10%        


                                                                                
              
                                                                                
              
                                                                                


          
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                              


              
                                                                                


          
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


              
                                                                                


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


              
                                                    instrument is               
              
                                                    exercised/ converted.       
              
                                                                                
              
                                                                                
              
                                                                                
              
                                                                                
              
                                                                                


          
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial    
          
Instruments xv, xvi                                                              


              
                                                                                


          
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


              
                                                                                


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


              
                                        xviii                                   
              
                                                                                
              


                                                                         
Nominal Delta      
CFD                                                1,046,423                     
           
                                                                         
0.89% 0.89%       


                                                                                
              
                                                                                
              
                                                                                


          
Total (A+B+C)                                                                    


              
                                                                                


          
Number of voting rights                          Percentage of voting rights     


              
                                                                                


          
11,750,765                                       9.99%                           


              
                                                                                
              
    9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the  


    
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi                   


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 11,750,765 (9.99%)                


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
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:                                                                   


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        


                                                  BlackRock Threshold 
Reporting Team
13. Additional information:                                                      


        
                                                                                


    
14. Contact name:                                     Andrew Manchester          


        
                                                                                


    
15. Contact telephone number:                         020 7743 5773              


        
                                                                                
        



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