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  Acquisition of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Group Limited from Lloyds Banking Group on 31 March 2014.  3. Full name of person(s) subject to notification obligation  ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGERS LIMITED  4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3 above)  N/A  5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached  31 MARCH 2014  6. Date on which issuer notified  2 APRIL 2014  7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached  ABOVE 12%  8. Notified details  (A) Voting rights attached to shares  Number of voting rights - Direct - N/A  Number of voting rights - Indirect - 45,094,599- 12.02%  (B) Financial Instruments  211,000 - 0.06%  (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 - 45,305,599  Percentage of voting rights - 12.08%  9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable  ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGERS LIMITED (AND/OR ACTING FOR ITS AFFILIATES) AS DISCRETIONARY INVESTMENT MANAGER ON BEHALF OF MULTIPLE MANAGED PORTFOLIOS  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  N/A  14. Contact name  Kirsty Lyons  15. Contact telephone number  01224 404111  Notification authorised by:  ROBBIE M. B. BROWN, COMPANY SECRETARY  24 JULY 2014  END 
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