HAYS PLC: Holding(s) in Company

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES                                   


                                
                                                                                


                              
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer                               
                            
of existing shares to which voting rights are                                    
Hays PLC                            
attached:                                                                        


                                
                                                                                


                            
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 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 obligation:                
The Capital Group Companies,Inc. 


                                                                                
        
                                                                                


                            
4. Full name of shareholder(s)(if different from 3.):                            
See Schedule A                
5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed 
or reached:                                                                      
11 April 2013 
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                                
12 April 2013                
        
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                                  
Below 5%      
                                                                             
    
8. Notified details:                                                             


                                
                                                                                


                             
A: Voting rights attached to shares                                              


                                
                                                                                


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


                                
                 transaction                                                    
                                
                                                                                


                            
if possible       Number         Number         Number       Number of voting    
     % of  voting rights      
using             of             of             of shares    rights              
                                
the ISIN CODE     Shares         Voting                                          
                               
                             Rights         Indirect     Direct         
Indirect     Direct       Indirect    
Ordinary Shares   71,587,333     71,587,333     69,087,333                  
69,087,333                4.9389%
(GB0004161021)                    
                  
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.   
                       
                                                                                


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


                                
                                                                                


                            
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


                                
                                                                                


                            
Type of financial  Exercise    Expiration   Exercise/      Number of voting 
rights       % of voting rights    
instrument         price       date         Conversion     instrument refers to  


                                  
                                            period                              
                                  
                                                                                


      Nominal       Delta   
N/A                                                                              
                      
  
Total (A+B+C)                                                                    


                                
                                                                                


                            
Number of voting rights                             Percentage of voting rights  


                                
    69,087,333                                          4.9389%                     


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


          
                                                                                


                       
See Schedule A                                                                   


          

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:                Due to a company reorganization, 
Capital Group International,  
                                       Inc. ("CGII") and Capital Research 
and Management Company ("CRMC")   
                                       will no longer report relevant 
holdings separate.With effect from 
                                       1 September 2012, the holdings under 
management will be reported 
                                       in aggregate by the group's parent 
company, The Capital Group  


                                           Companies, Inc.                      
                                                                                  


       
14. Contact name:                          Vivien Tan                            


         
                                                                                


      
15. Contact telephone number:              001 (213) 615-0469                    


         
                                                                                


      
Schedule A 
As of 11 April 2013 
Hays PLC 
                                            Number of shares   Percent of    
                                                               outstanding   
The Capital Group Companies, Inc ("CG")                                      
holdings                                                                      
                                                                          
Holdings by CG Management Companies and Funds   69,087,333         4.939%        
         
Capital Research and Management Company         69,087,333         4.939%        
                                                                         
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