WOOD GROUP (JOHN) PLC: Holding(s) in Company

 John Wood Group PLC ("Company")  NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES  1. Name of Issuer  JOHN WOOD GROUP PLC  2. Reason for Notification  DISPOSAL OF VOTING RIGHTS  3. Full name of person(s) subject to notification obligation  AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL, INC. AND ITS GROUP  4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3 above)  SEE SECTION 13 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached  12 JUNE 2014  6. Date on which issuer notified  13 JUNE 2014  7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached  BELOW 5%  8. Notified details  (A) Voting rights attached to shares  Number of voting rights - Direct - 318,809- 0.085%  Number of voting rights - Indirect - 17,557,946- 4.681%  (B) Financial Instruments  N/A  (C) Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments  Resulting situation after the triggering transaction  Type of financial instrument - N/A  Exercise Price - N/A  Expiration date - N/A  Exercise/conversion period - N/A  Number of voting rights instrument refers to - N/A  Percentage of voting rights - Nominal - N/A Delta - N/A  Total A + B + C  Number of voting rights - 17,876,755  Percentage of voting rights - 4.766%  9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable  Ameriprise Financial, Inc., which through intermediate holding companies controls the voting rights of Columbia Management Investment Advisers, Columbia Wanger Asset Management, Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. and Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd, which itself controls the voting rights of Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd, Threadneedle International Ltd and Threadneedle Pensions Ltd.  PROXY VOTING  10. Name of the proxy holder  N/A  11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold  N/A  12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights  N/A  13. Additional Information  Registered Owner  Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c ZLA08                          27,088                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c 39364                         791,694                                                                              HSBC Global Custody Nominees (UK) Ltd A/c 5000212310                     98,733                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c 75102                         627,852                                                                              Vidacos Nominees Ltd                  A/c 6012918307                    265,213                                                                              HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK)      A/c 847452                         95,409 Limited                                                                                                                                                      HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK)      A/c 740190                        219,635 Limited                                                                                                                                                      HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK)      A/c 739874                      1,037,041 Limited                                                                                                                                                      HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK)      A/c 740311                        101,864 Limited                                                                                                                                                      The Bank Of New York ( Nominees )     A/c PTG 15303 / 09997799          246,444 Limited                                                                                                                                                      HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK)      A/c 811056                         86,025 Limited                                                                                                                                                      Chase Nominees Ltd                    A/c 44729                          28,420                                                                              Nortrust Nominees LTD                 A/c BBH05                         295,246                                                                              William & Glyns (Isle of Man)         A/c 301780                         84,543 Nominees Ltd                                                                                                                                                 Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c ZLA03                       5,117,805                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c 07198                         264,642                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c 27642                          54,167                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c ZLA09                          14,349                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c 10479                           7,658                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c ZLA12                         269,715                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c ZLA14                          81,487                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c 07207                         439,011                                                                              Mellon Nominees (UK) Ltd              A/c WWSF0004002                   497,082                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c 10491                       4,093,379                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c 10488                       1,447,855                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c 10489                         555,503                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c 30337                         169,524                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd               A/c ZLA15                         859,371  14. Contact name  MARK POWNEY, THREADNEEDLE GROUP  15. Contact telephone number  01793 363135  Notification authorised by:  ROBBIE M. B. BROWN, COMPANY SECRETARY  13 JUNE 2014  END 
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