MENZIES(JOHN) PLC: Holding(s) in Company

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES                                  
                                                                           
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying            John Menzies Plc        
issuer of existing shares to which voting                                      
rights are attached:                                   (SEDOL: 0579005)         
                                                                           
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             Schroders plc             
notification obligation:                                                        
                                                                           
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if                        N/A                  
different from 3.):                                                             
                                                                           
5. Date of the transaction and date on                  10/07/13               
which the threshold is crossed or                                              
reached:                                                                        
                                                                           
6. Date on which issuer notified:                       12/07/13                
                                                                           
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or                 17% - 18%               
reached:                                                                        
8. NOTIFIED DETAILS:                                                            
                                                                           
A: VOTING RIGHTS ATTACHED TO SHARES                                             
                                                                           
Class/type Situation previous      Resulting situation after the triggering    
of shares   to the triggering                     transaction                   
           transaction                                                      
                                                                           
if                                                                             
possible   Number   Number of    Number of   Number of voting     % of voting  
using the    of       Voting      shares          rights            rights     
ISIN CODE   Shares    Rights                                                    
                                                                           
                                         Direct   Indirect  Direct  
Indirect                               
Ordinary 25p                                                                     
  
GB0005790059 


          10,688,688 10,686,208 11,018,688      N/A   11,016,208         18.15% 
                                                                          
                                                             


                                                                      
B: QUALIFYING FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS                                        
                                                                      
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                       
                                                                      
Type of financial Expiration Exercise/Conversion    Number of       % of  
instrument        date       Period                 voting rights   voting 


                                                    that may be     rights
                                                    acquired if the       
                                                    instrument is         
                                                    exercised/            
                                                    converted.            


                                                                      
N/A               N/A        N/A                    N/A             N/A    
                                                                      
C: FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS WITH SIMILAR ECONOMIC EFFECT TO QUALIFYING       
FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS                                                      
                                                                      
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                       
                                                                      
Type of         Exercise   Expiration Exercise/   Number of      % of     
financial       price      date       Conversion  voting rights  voting   
instrument                            period      instrument     rights    
                                              refers to                
                                                                      
CFD             N/A        N/A        N/A         2,480          Nominal Delta  


                                                                          
                                                                 0.004%   1     


                                                                      
TOTAL (A+B+C)                                                              
                                                                      
Number of voting rights                      Percentage of voting rights   
                                                                      
11,018,688                                   18.154%                        
                                                                       
9. CHAIN OF CONTROLLED UNDERTAKINGS THROUGH WHICH THE VOTING RIGHTS AND/OR THE 
FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS ARE EFFECTIVELY HELD, IF APPLICABLE:                      
                                                                           
Cazenove Capital Management Limited 10,266,323 16.915%                          
                                                                           
Schroder Investment Management Limited 600,207 0.989%                           
                                                                           
Schroder Investment Management North America Limited 3,290 0.005%               
                                                                           
Schroder & Co Limited 148,868 0.245%                                            
                                                                           
PROXY VOTING:                                                                   
                                                                           
10. Name of the proxy holder:                                     N/A           
                                                                           
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to            N/A          
hold:                                                                           
                                                                           
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold                 N/A          
voting rights:                                                                  
                                                                           
13. Additional information:                The shares referred to in section 9  


                                           are held in portfolios managed by   
                                           those firms on a discretionary basis
                                           for clients under investment        
                                           management agreements.              


                                                                           
14. Contact name:                          Shaheen Hussain                      
                                                                           
15. Contact telephone number:              +44 207 658 6000                     
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