RNS Number:4481Q
Helphire Group PLC
19 March 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 |         Schroders plc         | |
|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     |           11/03/08            | |
|threshold is crossed or reached if different):        |                               | |
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|6. Date on which issuer notified:                     |           12/03/08            | |
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|7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:       |            13-14%             | |
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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          |                                                       | |
|        |                     |                                                       | |
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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  |19,119,265|19,119,265|Not      |Not        |20,172,329  |Not       |14.52%   | |
|        |          |          |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 rights|% of voting| |
|financial      |date       |Period/ Date          |that may be acquired if|rights     | |
|instrument     |           |                      |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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|                20,172,329                |                  14.52%                   | |
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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 - 19,540,161                14.06%             | |
|Schroder Investment Management North America Limited - 632,168      0.45%             | |
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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:    | 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                            |                 19th March 2008                  | |
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