PREMIER FARNELL 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                       
Premier Farnell 
of existing shares to which voting rights are                                  
Plc       
attached:ii                                                                      


         
                                                                                


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


         
                                                                                


     
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                      


        Y
                                                                                


     
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: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                                          
13.08.13      
reached: v                                                                       


         
                                                                                


     
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                          
14.08.13       
                                                                             
     
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or                                     11% -
 12%     
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                                                         


                            
                                                                                
                            
                                                                                


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


                                                                                
                            
                                                                                
                            
                                                                                
                            
                                                                                
                            
                                                                                
                            
                                                                                


                        
  Ordinary                                                                       


                            
                                                                                
                            
                                                                                
                            
                                                                                


                        
GB0003318416       41,214,586        41,185,270   44,760,529    N/A     
44,731,213     N/A       12.054%     


                                                                                
                            
                                                                                
                            
                                                                                
                            
                                                                                
                            
                                                                                


                        
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                              


                            
                                                                                


                        
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                             


                            
                                                                                


                        
Type of        Expiration            Exercise/                Number of voting   
        % of voting     
financial      date xiii             Conversion Period xiv    rights that may 
be            rights          
instrument                                                    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           N/A                   N/A         N/A        29,316                


                            
                                                                                
        0.008%   1          
                                                                                
                            
                                                                                
                            
                                                                                
                            
                                                                                


                        
Total (A+B+C)                                                                    


                            
                                                                                


                        
Number of voting rights                              Percentage of voting 
rights                             
                                                                             
                        
44,760,529                                           12.062%                     


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


    
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi                   


        
                                                                                


    
Cazenove Capital Management Limited                                              
    
35,547,047      9.579%                                                           


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
Schroder Investment Management Limited                                           
    
9,073,443        2.445%                                                          


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
Schroder Investment Management North America Limited              140,039        


        
        0.038%                                                                  
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                


    
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:                                                                   


        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        
                                                                                
        


                          The shares referred to in section 9 are held in 
portfolios
13. Additional information:      managed by those firms on a discretionary 
basis for     
                               clients under investment management 
agreements.       
                                                                             
    
14. Contact name:                                    Laura Whelan                


        
                                                                                


    
15. Contact telephone number:                      +44 207 658 6000              


        
                                                                                
        



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