RNS Number:7272S
Helphire Group PLC
12 March 2007




                       NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of             Helphire Group Plc
existing shares to 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          Legal & General Group Plc
obligation:                                                             (Group)

                                                              Legal & General Investment
                                                               Management Limited (LGIM)

                                                               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         07/03/2007
crossed or reached


6. Date on which issuer notified:                                     09/03/2007


7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                    From 5%- 6% (L&G)


8. Notified details:



A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/   Situation previous to the Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
type of  Triggering transaction
shares

if
possible
using    Number of    Number of    Number of    Number of voting       % of voting rights
the ISIN Shares       Voting       shares       rights
CODE                  Rights
                                   Direct       Direct       Indirect  Direct   Indirect

Ord 5p    7,810,561    7,810,561    8,541,322    8,541,322   Not         6.20   Not
                                                             specified          specified


B: Financial Instruments


Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

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

Not specified  Not specified           Not specified       Not specified       Not
                                                                               specified




Total (A B)

Number of voting rights                           % of voting rights
8,541,322                                         6.20



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) (12,019,679 - 8.73% = Total
Position)


Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect)
(12,019,679 - 8.73% = Total Position)


Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM) (12,019,679 - 8.73% =
Total Position)


Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (8,541,322 - 6.20% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)


Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD) (5,056,525 -
3.67% = PMC)


Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct) (LGIH)


Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited (PMC) (5,056,525 - 3.67% = PMC)


Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (LGAS & LGPL)


Legal & General Pensions Limited (Direct) (LGPL)



Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:                                        Not specified


11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:         Not specified

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting             Not specified
rights:


13. Additional information:          Notification using the total voting rights
                                               figure of 137,635,634


14. Contact name:                             Nick Tilley, Company Secretary


15. Contact telephone number:                           01225 321217








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