Holding(s) in Company

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: Hidefield Gold plc 2. Reason for the notification (please state Yes/No): ( ) An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (NO) An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: (NO) An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: (YES) Other (please specify): (NO) 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: Anglo Pacific Group PLC 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3): N/A 5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different): 29 May 2009 6. Date on which issuer notified: 1 June 2009 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: 23% down to 18% 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/type Situation of previous Resulting Situation after the triggering of shares to the Triggering transaction if possible transaction using ISIN Number of Number of Number of Number of voting % of voting code shares voting shares rights rights rights Direct Indirect Direct Indirect GB000364450 63,826,504 63,826,504 63,826,504 63,826,504 18.93% B: Financial Instruments Resulting Situation after the triggering transaction Type of Expiration Exercise / Number of Voting rights % of Financial Date Conversion that may be acquired if the voting Instrument Period /Date instrument is exercised / rights converted N/A Total (A + B) Number of Voting Rights % of voting rights 63,826,504 18.93% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable 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 shares in issue figure of 337,099,611 14. Contact name: Matthew Tack (Finance Director) 15. Contact telephone number: 020 7318 6360 Hidefield Gold plc Ken Judge, Chairman +44 (0)7733 001 002 Hanson Westhouse Limited 0113 246 2610 Tim Feather / Matthew Johnson ---END OF MESSAGE--- This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.