Holding(s) in Company

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which| Helphire Group Plc | | |voting rights are attached: | | | |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-| |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| | | | (L&G) | | |------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------+-| |4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.): |Legal & General Assurance| | | | (Pensions Management) | | | | Limited (PMC) | | | |Legal & General Assurance| | | | Society Limited (LGAS & | | | | LGPL) | | |------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------+-| |5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or | 01/06/2009 | | |reached if different): | | | |------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------+-| |6. Date on which issuer notified: | 03/06/2009 | | |------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------+-| |7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: | From 7% - 6% (L&G) | | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |8. Notified details: | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |A: Voting rights attached to shares | | |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-| |Class/type of |Situation previous to the |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction | | |shares |Triggering transaction | | | | if possible |-------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------+-| |using the ISIN |Number of Shares |Number of |Number of |Number of voting rights|% of voting rights| | |CODE | |Voting |shares | | | | | | |Rights |------------+-----------------------+------------------+-| | | | |Direct |Direct |Indirect |Direct |Indirect | | |----------------+--------------------+----------+------------+------------+----------+--------+---------+-| |Ord 5p |26,224,503 |26,224,503|23,172,503 |23,172,503 |Not |6.99 |Not | | | | | | | |specified | |specified| | |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-| |B: Financial Instruments | | |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-| |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction | | |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-| |Type of financial |Expiration date |Exercise/ Conversion |Number of voting |% of voting | | |instrument | |Period/ Date |rights that may be |rights | | | | | |acquired if the | | | | | | |instrument is | | | | | | |exercised/ | | | | | | |converted. | | | |--------------------------+------------------+------------------------+-------------------+-------------+-| | Not Specified |Not Specified | Not Specified |Not Specified |Not Specified| | |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-| |Total (A+B) | | |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-| |Number of voting rights |% of voting rights | | |------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+-| | 23,172,757 | 6.99 | | |--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-| |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) (27,997,753 - 8.44% = | | |Total Position) | | |Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and | | |Indirect) (27,997,753 - 8.44% = Total Position) | | |Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM) (27,997,753 - | | |8.44% = Total Position) | | | Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (23,172,757 - 6.99% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC) | | |Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct) | | |Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD) (12,130,089 - 3.66% = (LGIH) (11,042,668 - 3.33% = LGAS & LGPL) | | |PMC) | | |Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (LGAS & | | |Limited (PMC) (12,130,089 - 3.66% = PMC) LGPL) (11,042,668 - 3.33% = LGAS & LGPL) | | | 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 331,347,667 | | |------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------+-| |14. Contact name: | Nick Tilley, Company Secretary | | |------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------+-| |15. Contact telephone number: | 01225 321218 | | |------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------+-| |16 Date | 4th June 2009 | | +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ ---END OF MESSAGE--- This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.