TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying HELPHIRE GROUP PLC issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights X 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 Aviva plc & its subsidiaries notification obligation: 4. Full name of shareholder(s) Registered Holder: (if different from 3.): BNY (Nominees) Limited 3,205,792* BNY Norwich Union Nominees Limited 47,127,072* Chase (GA Group) Nominees Limited 406,432,193* Vidacos Nominees Limited 3,000,000* *denotes direct interest Chase Nominees Limited 15,123,972 5. Date of the transaction and date on 01 May 2014 which the threshold is crossed or reached: 6. Date on which issuer notified: 02 May 2014 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or 17% to 16% Change at Direct Interest Level reached: 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares 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 the ISIN Shares Voting CODE Rights Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect Ordinary 276,554,936 276,554,936 474,889,029 459,765,057 15,123,972 16.86% 0.56% shares GB0004195219 B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of financial Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting instrument Conversion Period rights that may be rights date acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted. C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Exercise Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting rights % of voting financial price date Conversion instrument refers to rights instrument period Nominal Delta Total (A+B+C) Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights 474,889,029 17.42% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: The voting rights are managed and controlled by Aviva Investors Global Services Limited, with the following chain of controlled undertakings:- Aviva Investors Global Services Limited: * Aviva plc (Parent Company) * Aviva Group Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva plc) * Aviva Investors Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Group Holdings Limited) * Aviva Investors Global Services Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Investors Holdings Limited) Proxy Voting: 10. Name of the proxy holder: See section 4 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: Figures are based on a total number of voting rights of 2,726,637,393, as per the Company's Total Voting Rights Announcement of 2 January 2014. 14. Contact name: N Tilley 15. Contact telephone number: 01225 321207 END
HELPHIRE GROUP PLC: Holding(s) in Company
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