TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares

07 December 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: N/A

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: N/A

Other (please specify):N/A

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 - 7,693,

2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund - 1,392,146

3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust PLC - 2,062,400

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

06 December 2012

6. Date on which issuer notified:

07 December 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 10,808,506 10,806,506

 

(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
Ordinary 11,048,106 N/A 11,048,106 N/A 5.04

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

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
Nominal Delta

Total (A+B+C)


Number of voting rights 11,048,106
Percentage of voting rights 5.04%

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