RNS Number:8184T
Helphire Group PLC
28 March 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


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)

                                                                             Legal & General Assurance Society Limited
                                                                                           (LGAS & LGPL)


5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or                     23/03/2007
reached:


6. Date on which issuer notified:                                                          27/03/2007


7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                                          From 7% - 8% (L&G)


8. Notified details:



A: Voting rights attached to shares

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

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

                                             Direct         Direct        Indirect i       Direct        Indirect

Ord 5p           10,597,082    10,597,082    11,136,927     11,136,927                     8.09





B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial       Expiration date  Exercise/ Conversion  Period/ Number of voting rights that    % of voting
instrument              xiii             Date xiv                      may be 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

11,136,927                                                  8.09



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)  (14,653,984 -
10.64% = Total Position)


Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct
and Indirect)  (14,653,984 - 10.64% = Total Position)


Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM)
(14,653,984 - 10.64% = Total Position)


Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (11,136,927 - 8.09% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)


Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited       Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct)
(Direct) (LGIMHD) (4,786,229 - 3.47% = PMC)                    (LGIH) (6,350,698 - 4.61% = LGAS & LGPL)


Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited  (PMC) Legal & General Assurance Society Limited  (LGAS &
(4,786,229 - 3.47% = PMC)                                      LGPL) (6,350,698 - 4.61% = LGAS & LGPL)


                                                               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 the total voting rights figure of 137,635,634


14. Contact name:                                   Nick Tilley, Company Secretary


15. Date                                            27 March 2007


16. Contact telephone number:                       01225 321218





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