GKN PLC: Holding(s) in Company

 TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES  1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:  GKN plc   2. Reason for the notification: (please state Yes/No):  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: No  An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments: No  An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: No  Other (please specify): No  3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:  Ameriprise Financial, Inc and its group  4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):  See additional information under section 13  5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached:  01 July 2014  6. Date on which issuer notified:  03 July 2014  7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:  Above the threshold of 5%  8. Notified details:  A: Voting rights attached to shares  Class/type   Situation previous     Resulting situation after the triggering    of shares    to the triggering t                  transaction                                 ransaction                                                     if possible                                                                     using the     Number  Number of  Number of   Number of voting     % of voting   ISIN CODE      of S    Voting R   shares          rights            rights                       hares     ights                                                                                                                                                                     Direct    Direct    Indirect  Direct Indirect                                                                               GB0030646508    NA        NA      934,214   934,214  80,165,600 0.057%  4.887%                                                                               US3617556069    NA        NA         0         0       2,316    0.000%  0.000%         B: Qualifying Financial Instruments  Resulting situation after the triggering transaction  Type of    Expiration date     Exercise/      Number of voting    % of voting   financial                  Conversion period rights that may be      rights     instrument                                     acquired if the                                                                  instrument is                                                                    exercised/                                                                       converted                                                                                                    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 voting  % of voting   financial   price      date      Conversion p        rights          rights     instrument                          eriod         instrument                                                                          refers to                                                                                     Nominal Delta                                                                                CFD                                                 966,777      0.059%          Total (A+B+C)  Number of voting       % of voting rights    rights                                                                                 82,068,907             5.003%                 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:        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:  Registered Owner                              A/C No.                                                                                                         Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c ZLA08                           99,304                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 41407                        4,819,957                                                                              State Street Nominees Limited        A/c XC7N                         1,924,707                                                                              Chase Nominees Ltd                   A/c 75102                          966,777                                                                              HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK)     A/c 847452                         244,198 Limited                                                                                                                                                      HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK)     A/c 683182                       1,141,670 Limited                                                                                                                                                      HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK)     A/c 740190                         694,626 Limited                                                                                                                                                      HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK)     A/c 739874                       3,544,784 Limited                                                                                                                                                      HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK)     A/c 740311                         361,571 Limited                                                                                                                                                      The Bank Of New York ( Nominees )    A/c PTG 15303 / 09997799           442,384 Limited                                                                                                                                                      HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK)     A/c 811056                         153,064 Limited                                                                                                                                                      Nortrust Nominees LTD                A/c BBH05                          651,311                                                                              Mellon Nominees (UK) Ltd             A/c 2GQ6                         9,713,227                                                                              William & Glyns (Isle of Man)        A/c 301780                         154,473 Nominees Ltd                                                                                                                                                 Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c ZLA01                          655,000                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c ZLA03                       17,321,975                                                                              The Bank Of New York ( Nominees )    A/c 52286                          613,361 Limited                                                                                                                                                      Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 07198                          839,142                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 27642                           95,072                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 10478                           29,874                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c ZLA09                           51,942                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 10479                           32,674                                                                              State Street Bank & Trust Boston     A/c GPE1                           496,645                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c ZLA12                          925,420                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c ZLA14                          282,165                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 07207                        1,666,147                                                                              Mellon Nominees (UK) Ltd             A/c WWSF0004002                    873,305                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 18667                          946,480                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 10469                          605,952                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 10496                       10,823,338                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 10492                        1,969,874                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 10491                        7,406,489                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 10488                        4,908,398                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 10495                        1,875,000                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 10489                        1,367,806                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c 30337                          288,333                                                                              Littledown Nominees Ltd              A/c ZLA15                        3,080,146                                                                              Ameriprise Financial Inc             A/c                                  2,316  14. Contact name: Katie Francis, Senior Secretarial Assistant  15. Contact telephone number: 01527 533383  END 
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