RNS Number:1980T
Northgate PLC
19 March 2007


                                                                    

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:

NORTHGATE


2. Reason for the notification (please state Yes/No): (   )

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights:                               ( X )

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result 
in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are 
attached:                                                                  (   )

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights:                          (   )

Other (please specify) :                                                   (   )


 
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:

AXA S.A.. 25 Avenue Malignon, 75008 Paris and its group of companies
 

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):


 

5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached
if different):

02/03/2007
 

6. Date on which issuer notified:

07/03/2007
 

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:


 

8. Notified details:


 


A: Voting rights attached to shares

 
Class/type of shares            Situation previous to  
if possible using the           the Triggering         
ISIN CODE                       transaction        
                       Number of shares       Number of voting Rights 


0377544
 

                     Resulting situation after the triggering transaction 
 
Class/type of shares Number of shares  Number of voting rights    % of voting rights  
if possible using                                                                 
the ISIN CODE                                                                         
                     Direct            Direct     Indirect        Direct    Indirect  

0377544             1,036,118         1,036,118   4,943,868       1.46       6.95
 

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction 

Type of     Expiration Date  Exercise/Conversion Number of voting     % of voting     
financial                    Period/ Date        rights that may be   rights          
instrument                                       acquired if the                      
                                                 instrument is                        
                                                 exercised/                           
                                                 converted.                           

 

Total (A B)
Number of voting rights       % of voting rights 

5,979,986                          8.41%
 

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

Name of the Company/Fund         Number of Shares      % of issued share capital

AXA Sun Life plc               
(fmly Axa Equity & Law Life            380,000                  0.53418
Assurance Society plc)
Direct

AXA UK Investment Co ICVC               15,000                  0.02109
Distribution Fund
Indirect

AXA UK Investment Co ICVC               11,500                  0.01617
Ethical Fund 
Indirect  
    
AXA UK Investment Co ICVC               35,000                  0.04920 
UK Growth Fund      
Indirect      

PPP Healthcare Group plc                 8,450                  0.01188 
Indirect
      
AXA Insurance UK                        32,020                  0.04501 
Direct
      
AXA General Unit Trust                 225,000                  0.31629 
Indirect
      
AXA Financial, Inc                   4,198,268                  5.90161 
Indirect      

AXA France                             360,000                  0.50606 
Indirect      

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd            17,387                   0.02444 
LTAV UK Equity      
Direct   

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd            53,300                   0.07493
ABL High Alpha
Direct

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd            12,197                   0.01715
FTSE All Share Tracker
Direct

Sun Life Pensions Management           78,149                   0.10986
LTAV UK Equity 
Direct

Sun Life Pensions Management          256,600                   0.36071
ABL High Alpha
Direct

Sun Life Pensions Management           59,484                   0.08362
FTSE All Share Tracker
Direct

Framlington onshore private            88,650                   0.12462
clients    
Indirect

Framlington onshore private             2,000                   0.00281
clients    
Indirect

AXA Winterthur                        146,981                   0.20661
Direct


                Total Direct        1,036,118                   1.45650
              Total Indirect        4,943,868                   6.94972
                       TOTAL        5,979,986                   8.40621


   


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:


 

14. Contact name:

Terry Marsh 
 

15. Contact telephone number:

020 7003 2637







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