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 
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