RNS Number:3609W
Helphire Group PLC
10 May 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 (L&G)
obligation:

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              8 May 2007
is crossed or reached:

6. Date on which issuer notified:                                       9 May 2007

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                   From 12% - 13% (Group)

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type  Situation previous to Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
of shares   the Triggering
            transaction
 if
possible    Number of  Number of  Number of  Number of voting rights  % of voting rights
using the   Shares     Voting     shares
ISIN CODE              Rights
                                  Direct     Direct      Indirect     Direct       Indirect

Ord 5p      16,919,870 16,919,870 17,989,570 17,989,570  N/A          13.01        N/A



B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial       Expiration date   Exercise/ Conversion        Number of voting rights that    % of voting
instrument                                Period/ Date                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
                       17,989,570                                                     13.01
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) (21,886,027
-15.83% = Total Position)


Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct
and Indirect)  (21,886,027 -15.83% = Total Position)


Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM)
(21,886,027 -15.83% = Total Position)
                  Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (17,989,570 - 13.01% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)


Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited       Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct)
(Direct) (LGIMHD) (5,011,675 - 3.62 % = PMC)                   (LGIH) (12,977,895 - 9.38% = LGAS & LGPL)


Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited  (PMC) Legal & General Assurance Society Limited  (LGAS &
(5,011,675 - 3.62 % = PMC)                                     LGPL) (12,977,895 - 9.38% = 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
                                           138,212,434

14. Contact name:                                       Nick Tilley, Company Secretary

15. Date                                                          10 May 2007

16. Contact telephone number:                                    01225 321218






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