RNS Number:1041I
Helphire Group PLC
20 November 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 notification - 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     | |
|obligation:                                            |           (L&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      |           14/11/07           | |
|threshold is crossed or reached if different):         |                              | |
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|6. Date on which issuer notified:                      |           19/11/07           | |
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|7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:        |     From 14% -15% (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 rights|% of voting rights  | |
|using   |Shares    |Voting    |shares    |                       |                    | |
|the ISIN|          |Rights    |          |                       |                    | |
|CODE    |          |           ---------- ----------- ----------- ---------- --------- - 
|        |          |          |Direct    |Direct     |Indirect   |Direct    |Indirect | |
|        |          |          |          |           |           |          |         | |
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|Ord 5p  |19,501,591|19,501,591|20,829,554|20,829,554 |Not        |15.06     |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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|                20,829,554                 |                  15.06                   | |
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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) (26,324,011 - 19.04% = Total Position)                                        | |
|                                                                                      | |
|Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings)                                      | |
|Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect)                                                 | |
|(26,324,011 - 19.04% = Total Position)                                                | |
|                                                                                      | |
|Legal & General Investment Management Limited                                         | |
|(Indirect) (LGIM) (26,324,011 - 19.04% = Total                                        | |
|Position)                                                                             | |
|                                                                                      | |
|Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (20,829,554 - 15.06% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)     | |
|                                                                                      | |
|                                                                                      | |
|Legal & General Investment Management    Legal & General Insurance Holdings           | |
|(Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD)     Limited (Direct) (LGIH) (15,155,716          | |
|(5,673,838-4.10 % = PMC)                 - 10.96% = LGAS & LGPL)                      | |
|                                                                                      | |
|Legal & General Assurance (Pensions      Legal & General Assurance Society            | |
|Management) Limited (PMC) (5,673,838 -   Limited (LGAS & LGPL) (15,155,716 -          | |
|4.10% = PMC)                             10.96% = LGAS & LGPL)                        | |
|                                                                                      | |
|                                         Legal & General Pensions Limited             | |
|                                         (Direct) (LGPL)                              | |
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|Proxy Voting:                                                                         | |
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|10. Name of the proxy holder:                            |            N/A             | |
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|11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to   |            N/A             | |
|hold:                                                    |                            | |
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|12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting |            N/A             | |
|rights:                                                  |                            | |
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|    13. Additional information:     |Notification using the total voting rights figure| |
|                                    |                 of 138,230,839                  | |
|                                    |                                                 | |
|                                    |Please note this notification has been delayed   | |
|                                    |due to the large number of disclosures required  | |
|                                    |by L&G following a substantial amount of new     | |
|                                    |business which has come to L&G in the form of an | |
|                                    |in-specie transfer.                              | |
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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                             |                20 November 2007                 | |
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