RNS Number : 4815B
Helphire Group PLC
15 August 2008
 



NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:

Helphire Group Plc

2. Reason for notification - An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:

Legal & General Group Plc (Group)

Legal & General Investment Management Limited (LGIM)

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):

Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)

Legal & General Investment Management Limited (LGIM)

Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited (PMC)

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different):

13/08/08

6. Date on which issuer notified:

15/08/08

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

Above 20% (Group)

Above 20% (LGIM)

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares 

 if possible using the ISIN CODE

Situation previous to the Triggering transaction 

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of Shares 

Number of Voting Rights 

Number of shares 

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

Direct

Direct  

Indirect 

Direct

Indirect

Ord 5p

26,244,666

26,244,666

28,176,159

21,809,341

6,366,818

15.69

4.58

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction 

Type of financial instrument 

Expiration date 

Exercise/ Conversion Period/ Date 

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted. 

% of voting rights

Not Specified

Not Specified

Not Specified

Not Specified

Not Specified

Total (A B)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

28,176,159

20.27

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) (28,176,159 - 20.27% = Total Position)


Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect) (28,176,159 - 20.27 = Total Position)


Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM) (28,176,159 - 20.27 = Total Position)


Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (21,809,341- 15.69%= LGAS, LGPL & PMC)

Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD) (6,601,010-4.75 % = PMC)  

Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct) (LGIH) (15,208,331 - 10.94%=LGAS & LGPL) 

Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited (PMC) (6,601,010-4.75% = PMC)  

Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (LGAS & LGPL) (15,208,331 - 10.94%


Legal & General Pensions Limited (Direct) (LGPL)


Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

N/A

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

N/A

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:

N/A

13. Additional information:

Notification using the total voting rights figure of 138,365,839

14. Contact name:

Nick Tilley, Company Secretary

15. Contact telephone number:

01225 321218

16 Date

15th August 2008



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