RNS Number:7231Q
Helphire Group PLC
05 February 2007


                       NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to                 Helphire Group Plc
which voting rights are attached:

2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation                   Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)                            Legal & General Assurance (Pensions
                                                                                      Management) Limited (PMC)

5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or                     01/02/2007
reached

6. Date on which issuer notified:                                                            02/02/2007

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                                          From 4% - 5% (L&G)

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of shares          Situation previous to    Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
                              the Triggering
 if possible using the ISIN   transaction
CODE                          Number of   Number of    Number of Number of voting rights    % of voting rights
                              Shares      Voting       shares
                                          Rights       Direct    Direct       Indirect      Direct   Indirect
 Ord 5p                       6,006,647   6,006,647    7,810,561 7,810,561                  5.67%

B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial instrument       Expiration    Exercise/           Number of voting rights     % of voting rights
                                   date          Conversion  Period/ that may be acquired if the
                                                 Date                instrument is exercised/
                                                                     converted.
          Not specified            Not specified    Not specified    Not specified               Not specified
Total (A B)
Number of voting rights                                          % of voting rights
                            7,810,561                                                    5.67%
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively
held, if applicable :

Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect) (Group) (9,498,918 - 6.90%
= Total Position)

Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited      (Direct and
Indirect) (LGIMH) (9,498,918 - 6.90% = Total Position)

Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect)  (LGIM) (9,498,918
- 6.90% = Total Position)

                    Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (7,810,561 - 5.67% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)

Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited       Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (LGIH)
(Direct) (LGIMHD) (4,423,624 - 3.21% = PMC)                    (Direct)

Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited  (PMC) Legal & General Assurance Society Limited  (LGAS & LGPL)
(4,423,624 - 3.21% = PMC)
                                                               Legal & General Pensions Limited (Direct) (LGPL)
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:                  Notification using shares in issue figure of 137,604,684

14. Contact name:                                                         Nick Tilley, Company Secretary

15. Contact telephone number:                                                      01225 321218




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