RNS Number:5291M
Helphire Group PLC
22 November 2006


NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

 1. Name of company
HELPHIRE GROUP PLC

 2. Name of shareholder having a major interest
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC.

 3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding
    of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a non-beneficial
    interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a holding of that
    person's spouse or children under the age of 18
(a) NON - BENEFICIAL
(b) BENEFICIAL

 4. Name of the registered holder (s) and, if more than one holder, the number of
    shares held by each of them
(a)   GOLDMAN SACHS SECURITIES (NOMINEES) LTD 1,800 SHARES
(b)   GOLDMAN SACHS INTERNATIONAL 5,181,737 SHARES

 5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired
N/A

 6. Percentage of issued class
N/A

 7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed
NOT SPECIFIED

 8. Percentage of issued class
N/A

 9. Class of security
ORDINARY 0.05

10. Date of transaction
NOT SPECIFIED

11. Date company informed
21st November 2006

12. Total holding following this notification
5,183,537

13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification
3.79%

14. Any additional information
The Company was informed by The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., that the shareholding
of two of their wholly owned subsidiaries had changed.

15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries
NICK TILLEY 01225 321 218

16. Name and signature of duly authorised officer of the listed company
    responsible for making this notification
NICK TILLEY

Date of notification
22nd November 2006




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