RNS Number:9744U
Helphire Group PLC
17 April 2007


Notification Of Major Interests In Shares

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|1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer  |      Helphire Group Plc      |
|of existing shares to which voting rights are       |                              |
|attached:                                           |                              |
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|2. Reason for the notification                                                     |
|                                                                                   |
|An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                        |
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|3. Full name of person(s) subject to the            |Legal & General Group Plc     |
|notification obligation:                            |           (L&G)              |
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|4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from   |  Legal & General Assurance   |
|3.):                                                |(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    |        12 April 2007         |
|threshold is crossed or reached:                    |                              |
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|6. Date on which issuer notified:                   |        16 April 2007         |
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|7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:     |     From 10% - 12% (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 the    |Resulting situation after the triggering   |
|type of  |Triggering transaction       |transaction                                |
|shares    ------------- --------------- -------------- ----------- ---------------- 
|         |Number of    |Number of      |Number of     |Number of  |% of voting     |
|if       |Shares       |Voting Rights  |shares        |voting     |rights          |
|possible |             |               |              |rights     |                |
|using the|             |                -------------- ----------- ---------------- 
|ISIN CODE|             |               |Direct        |Direct     |Direct          |
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|Ord 5p   |13,878,227   |13,878,227     |16,543,839    |16,543,839 |12.01           |
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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      |
|financial      |date       |Period/ Date         |rights that may be    |voting    |
|instrument     |           |                     |acquired if the       |rights    |
|               |           |                     |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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|               16,543,839                |                  12.01                  |
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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) (20,251,896 - 14.71% = Total Position)                                     |
|Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings)                                   |
|Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect)                                              |
|(20,251,896 - 14.71% = Total Position)                                             |
|Legal & General Investment Management Limited                                      |
|(Indirect) (LGIM) (20,251,896 - 14.71% = Total                                     |
|Position)                                                                          |
|Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (16,543,839 - 12.01% = LGAS, LGPL         |
|                                  & PMC)                                           |
|Legal & General Investment Management  Legal & General Insurance Holdings          |
|(Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD)   Limited (Direct) (LGIH) (11,771,495         |
|(4,772,344 - 3.46% = PMC)              - 8.55% = LGAS & LGPL)                      |
|Legal & General Assurance (Pensions    Legal & General Assurance Society           |
|Management) Limited (PMC) (4,772,344 - Limited (LGAS & LGPL) (11,771,495 -         |
|3.46% = PMC)                           8.55% = 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 cease to|       Not specified        |
|hold:                                                 |                            |
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|12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold     |       Not specified        |
|voting rights:                                        |                            |
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|13. Additional information:       |Notification using the total voting rights      |
|                                  |figure of 137,656,684                           |
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|14. Contact name:                 |Nick Tilley Company Secretary                   |
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|15. Contact telephone number:     |01225 321218                                    |
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|16. Date                          |17 April 2007                                   |
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