TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares

18 January 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:

Kames Capital

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):

17th January 2012

6. Date on which issuer notified:

18th January 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
GB0005794764 10,877,283 10,877,283

(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 Direct Indirect Direct Indirect
GB0005794764 8,501,295 8,501,295 2,410,988 3.90% 1.10%

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 0 Nominal Delta
0.00% 1

Total (A+B+C)


Number of voting rights 10,912,283
Percentage of voting rights 5.00%

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

Kames Capital:-

Kames Capital plc
Kames Capital Management Lld
Kames CapitallCVC
Kames Capital VCIC

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

Kames Capital

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:

N/A

FIRST NOTIFICATION UNDER DTR SOURCEBOOK

14. Contact name:

Wendy Dunsmore

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 549 3706