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 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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