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 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 28 AUGUST 2014 6. Date on which issuer notified 01 SEPTEMBER 2014 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached ABOVE 5% 8. Notified details (A) Voting rights attached to shares Number of voting rights - Direct - 313,139 - 0.083% Number of voting rights - Indirect - 18,805,943- 5.01% (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 - 19,119,082 Percentage of voting rights - 5.097% 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 1,422,827 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 75102 619,292 Vidacos Nominees Ltd A/c 6012918307 448,519 HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited A/c 847452 117,147 HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited A/c 740190 235,551 HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited A/c 739874 1,233,431 HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited A/c 740311 115,245 The Bank Of New York ( Nominees ) Limited A/c PTG 15303 / 09997799 254,911 HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited A/c 811056 85,156 Chase Nominees Ltd A/c 44729 28,420 Nortrust Nominees LTD A/c BBH05 330,579 Securities Services Nominees Limited A/c 07000000700 98,733 William & Glyns (Isle of Man) Nominees Ltd A/c 301780 83,688 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA03 5,117,805 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 07198 258,404 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 27642 54,735 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA09 14,051 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 471,415 Mellon Nominees (UK) Ltd A/c WWSF0004002 497,082 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10491 4,158,429 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10488 1,397,154 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 10489 635,797 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c 30337 223,843 Littledown Nominees Ltd A/c ZLA15 830,920 14. Contact name MARK POWNEY, THREADNEEDLE GROUP 15. Contact telephone number 01793 363135 Notification authorised by: ROBBIE M. B. BROWN, COMPANY SECRETARY 1 SEPTEMBER 2014 END
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