RNS Number:7287P
Helphire Group PLC
18 January 2007

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1.    Name of company                               2.  Name of shareholder having a major interest



      HELPHIRE GROUP PLC ("Company")                    GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC.




3.    Please state whether notification indicates   4.  Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than
      that it is in respect of holding of the           one holder, the number of shares held by each of
      shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of     them
      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

      NOT NOTIFIED                                      NOT NOTIFIED






5.    Number of shares/    6.  Percentage of issued 7.  Number of shares/amount   8. Percentage of issued
      amount of stock          class                    of stock disposed            class
      acquired



      N/A                      N/A                      NOT SPECIFIED                N/A


9. Class of security                              10.    Date of transaction     11.   Date company
                                                                                       informed

                                                                                        
   ORDINARY 0.05                                        NOT SPECIFIED                  17 JANUARY 2007




12.   Total holding following this notification     13.    Total percentage holding of issued class
                                                           following this notification



                                                           NOT KNOWN
      NOT SPECIFIED


14.   Any additional information                    15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries



      The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. stated that as      NICK TILLEY  01225 321218
      at close of business on 15th January 2007 it
      no longer had a disclosable interest in the
      Company's shares



16.   Name and signature of authorised company official
      responsible for making this notification



      NICK TILLEY

Date of notification  18th January 2007




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