RNS Number:7522P
Helphire Group PLC
10 March 2008


                   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 notification - An acquisition or disposal of voting rights           | |
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|3. Full name of person(s) subject to the            |        Schroders plc         | |
|notification obligation:                            |                              | |
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|4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from   |                              | |
|3.):                                                |                              | |
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|5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the   |           07/03/08           | |
|threshold is crossed or reached if different):      |                              | |
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|6. Date on which issuer notified:                   |           10/03/08           | |
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|7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:     |             13%              | |
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|8. Notified details:                                                                 |
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|A: Voting rights attached to shares                                                | |
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|Class/  |Situation previous |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction  | |
|type of |to the Triggering  |                                                      | |
|shares  |transaction        |                                                      | |
|        |                   |                                                      | |
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|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  |9,036,091|9,036,091|Not      |Not        |19,119,265 |Not       |13.76%   | |
|        |         |         |specified|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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|               19,119,265               |                  13.76%                  | |
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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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|Schroder Investment Management Limited - 18,582,830              13.37%            | |
|Schroder Investment Management North America Limited - 536,435    0.39%            | |
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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     |            N/A             | |
|voting rights:                                        |                            | |
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|   13. Additional information:   | The shares referred to in section 9 are held in | |
|                                 |     portfolios managed by those firms on a      | |
|                                 |discretionary basis for clients under investment | |
|                                 |             management agreements.              | |
|                                 |                                                 | |
|                                 |Notification using the total voting rights figure| |
|                                 |                 of 138,961,489                  | |
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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                          |                 10th March 2008                 | |
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