OXFORD INSTRUMENTS 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       Oxford Instruments plc       
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                            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    Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)    
notification obligation: iii                                                    
                                                                           
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if          n/a                                
different from 3.):iv                                                           
                                                                           
5. Date of the transaction and date on      18 November 2013                   
which the threshold is crossed or reached:                                     
v                                                                               
                                                                           
6. Date on which issuer notified:           19 November 2013                    
                                                                           
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or      L&G (Below 3%)                     
reached: vi, vii                                                                
8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix 
Class/type of      Situation               Resulting situation after           
shares             previous                      the triggering                 
           to the triggering                  transaction                   
              transaction                                                  
if possible                                                                    
using                    Number                   Number               % of 
voting    
the ISIN CODE   Number     of        Number         of                   rights 
x       


                  of     Voting        of         voting                        
                   Shares   Rights      shares       rights                        
                                                                                  


                                            Direct xi   Indirect  Direct  
Indirect   
                                                           xii        
                                                                        
GB0006650450  1,916,398              Below 3%                                    
                                                                          
Ordinary 5p   (as at 18/04/2013)                                                 
      
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 rights that may be    rights     


                                    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 Expiration Exercise/  Number of voting    % of voting   


    financial     price   date xvii  Conversion rights instrument rights xix, xx 

  instrument                          period       refers to                    
                                      xviii                                     
                                                                                
                                                                 Nominal  Delta 
                       


                                                     
Total (A+B+C)                                                                    
                                                                             
Number of voting rights                  Percentage of voting rights             


                                                                                

Below 3%                                                                        
                  
             


                                             
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the   
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi                   
                                                                             
Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect) (Group)                          
                                                                             
Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and     
Indirect)                                                                        


                                                                                

Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM)                 
                                                                                
    Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (Below 3% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)      
                                                                                

Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD)      
                                                                                

Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct) (LGIH)                      
                                                                                

Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited (PMC)                   
                                                                                

Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (LGAS & LGPL)                         
                                                                                

Legal & General Pensions Limited (Direct) (LGPL)                                



Proxy Voting:                                                                  


                                                                           
10. Name of the proxy holder:           n/a                                     
                                                                           
11. Number of voting rights proxy       n/a                                    
holder will cease to hold:                                                      
                                                                           
12. Date on which proxy holder will     n/a                                    
cease to hold voting rights:                                                    
13. Additional information:                                                     
                                                                           
14. Contact name:                       Susan Johnson-Brett                     
                                                                           
15. Contact telephone number:           01865 393 200                           
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