RNS Number:0676U
Helphire Group PLC
30 March 2007


Notification Of Major Interests In Shares
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|1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of  |     Helphire Group Plc      |
|existing shares to which voting rights are attached    |                             |
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|2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):           |
|                                                                                     |
|An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                          |
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|3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification  |Legal & General Group Plc (L&|
|obligation                                             |             G)              |
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|4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.): |  Legal & General Assurance  |
|                                                       |(Pensions Management) Limited|
|                                                       |            (PMC)            |
|                                                       |                             |
|                                                       |  Legal & General Assurance  |
|                                                       |Society Limited (LGAS & LGPL)|
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|5. Date of the transaction and date on which the       |         28/03/2007          |
|threshold is crossed or reached:                       |                             |
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|6. Date on which issuer notified:                      |         29/03/2007          |
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|7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:        |     From 8% - 9% (L&G)      |
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|8. Notified details:                                                                 |
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|A: Voting rights attached to shares                                                  |
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|Class/  |Situation previous to|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction  |
|type of |the Triggering       |                                                      |
|shares  |transaction          |                                                      |
|        |                     |                                                      |
|if       ---------- ---------- ---------- ---------------------- -------------------- 
|possible|Number of |Number of |Number of |Number of voting      |% of voting rights  |
|using   |Shares    |Voting    |shares    |rights                |                    |
|the ISIN|          |Rights    |          |                      |                    |
|CODE    |          |           ---------- ----------- ---------- ---------- --------- 
|        |          |          |Direct    |Direct     |Indirect  |Direct    |Indirect |
|        |          |          |          |           |          |          |         |
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|Ord 5p  |11,136,927|11,136,927|12,866,127|12,866,127 |Not       |9.34      |Not      |
|        |          |          |          |           |Specified |          |Specified|
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|B: Financial Instruments                                                             |
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|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                 |
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|Type of       |Expiration  |Exercise/ Conversion   |Number of voting   |% of voting  |
|financial     |date        |Period/ Date           |rights that may be |rights       |
|instrument    |            |                       |acquired if the    |             |
|              |            |                       |instrument is      |             |
|              |            |                       |exercised/         |             |
|              |            |                       |converted.         |             |
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|Not Specified |Not         |Not Specified          |Not Specified      |Not Specified|
|              |Specified   |                       |                   |             |
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|Total (A B)                                                                          |
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|Number of voting rights                  |% of voting rights                         |
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|               12,866,127                |                   9.34                    |
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|9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the       |
|financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable                            |
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|Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect)                                      |
|(Group) (16,403,984 - 11.91% = Total Position)                                       |
|Legal & General Investment Management                                                |
|(Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and                                               |
|Indirect) (16,403,984 - 11.91% = Total                                               |
|Position)                                                                            |
|Legal & General Investment Management Limited                                        |
|(Indirect) (LGIM) (16,403,984 - 11.91% = Total                                       |
|Position)                                                                            |
|Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (12,866,127 - 9.34% = LGAS, LGPL            |
|                                 & PMC)                                              |
|Legal & General Investment Management Legal & General Insurance Holdings             |
|(Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD)  Limited (Direct) (LGIH) (8,061,898             |
|(4,804,229 - 3.49% = PMC)             - 5.85% = LGAS & LGPL)                         |
|Legal & General Assurance (Pensions   Legal & General Assurance Society              |
|Management) Limited (PMC) (4,804,229  Limited (LGAS & LGPL) (8,061,898 -             |
|- 3.49% = PMC)                        5.85% = LGAS & LGPL)                           |
|                                      Legal & General Pensions Limited               |
|                                      (Direct) (LGPL)                                |
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|Proxy Voting:                                                                        |
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|10. Name of the proxy holder:                  |Not Specified                        |
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|11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will  |Not Specified                        |
|cease to hold:                                 |                                     |
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|12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to   |Not Specified                        |
|hold voting rights:                            |                                     |
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|13. Additional information:                    |Notification using the total voting  |
|                                               |rights figure of 137,635,634         |
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|14. Contact name:                              |Nick Tilley, Company Secretary       |
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|15. Date                                       |30 March 2007                        |
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|15. Contact telephone number:                  |01225 321218                         |
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