TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares

07 November 2012

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

RPS GROUP PLC

2. Reason for the notification (please state Yes/No): ( )

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (Yes)

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: (No)

Other (please specify): (No)

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

Aberforth Partners LLP

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

1, Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,412,160

2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,371

3. Aberforth Geard Income Trust plc 2,022,600

All shares are registered in the name of Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth

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

5th November 2012

6. Date on which issuer notified:

6th November 2012

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

5%

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
Number of shares Number of voting rights
Ordinary
GB0007594764
11,924,868 11,924,868

 

(UNDER S-198 ON 02/02/04)

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE Number of shares Number of voting rights % of voting rights
Direct Indirect Direct Indirect
10,806,506 N/A 10,806,506 N/A 4.93

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial instrument Expiration Date Exercise/Conversion Period/ Date Number of voting acquired if the instrument is exercised/
converted.
% of voting right
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

C: Financial Instruments with similar seonomic effect to Qualifying Fincial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial
instrument
Exercise
price
Expiration
date
Exercise/
Conversion
period
Number of voting rights
instrument refers to
% of voting rights
Contract for
Difference
N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights 10,806,506
Percentage of voting rights 4.93

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

Held by Aberforth Partners LLP

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:

FIRST NOTIFICATION UNDER DTR SOURCEBOOK

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733