RNS Number:9103K
Helphire Group PLC
02 January 2008


                   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)              |
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|5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the      |           21/12/07            |
|threshold is crossed or reached if different):         |                               |
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|6. Date on which issuer notified:                      |           24/12/07            |
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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  |20,729,188|20,729,188|20,860,960|20,860,960 |Not        |15.07     |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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|                20,860,960                 |                  15.07                    |
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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) (26,224,666 - 18.96% = Total Position)                                         |
|Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings)                                       |
|Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect) (                                                |
|26,224,666 - 18.96% = Total Position)                                                  |
|Legal & General Investment Management Limited                                          |
|(Indirect) (LGIM) (26,244,666 - 18.96% = Total                                         |
|Position)                                                                              |
|Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (20,860,960 - 15.07% = LGAS, LGPL             |
|                                  & PMC)                                               |
|Legal & General Investment Management  Legal & General Insurance Holdings              |
|(Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD) ( Limited (Direct) (LGIH)                         |
|5,816,893-4.20 % = PMC)                                                                |
|Legal & General Assurance (Pensions    Legal & General Assurance Society               |
|Management) Limited (PMC) (5,816,893 - Limited (LGAS & LGPL)                           |
|4.20% = PMC)                                                                           |
|                                       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 138,365,839                   |
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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                             |                2nd January 2008                  |
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