TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Threadneedle Investments

15 November 2013

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 qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: (No)

An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments: (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:

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and its group

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

See additional information under 13.

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

13 November 2013

6. Date on which issuer notified:

14 November 2013

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

Above the threshold of 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 Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Number of Shares Number of Voting Rights Number of shares Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights x
Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect
GB0007594764 N/A N/A 161,777 161,777 11,874,338 0.073% 5.390%

 

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial instrument Expiration date Exercise/Conversion Period No. of voting rights that may
be acquired if the instrument is
exercised/ converted.
Percentage of voting rights

 

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial instrument Exercise price Expiration date Exercise/Conversion period No. of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted. Percentage of voting rights
Nominal Delta

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
12,036,115 5.463%

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

Ameriprise Financial, Inc., which through intermediate holding companies controls the voting rights of Columbia Management Investment Advisers, Columbia Wanger Asset Management, Threadneedle Management Luxembourg SA and Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd, which itself controls the voting rights of Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd, Threadneedle International Ltd and Threadneedle Pensions Ltd.

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:

Registered Owner
Ameriprise Financial Inc - Ale - 279,338
Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC - Ale - 3,618,304
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited - Ale 740190 - 84,567
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Limited - Ale 739874 - 409,932
HSBC Global Custody Nominee {UK) Limited - Ale 740311 - 40,335
Littledown Nominees Ltd - A/cZLA05 - 569,244
Littledown Nominees Ltd - A/cZLA07 - 5,270,000
Littledown Nominees Ltd - Ale 07197 - 161,777
Littledown Nominees Ltd - Ale 10479 - 5,145
Litt1edown Nominees Ltd - Ale ZLA12 - 123,550
Litt1edown Nominees Ltd - A/cZLA14 - 32,930
Litt1edown Nominees Ltd - Ale 34789 - 237,682
Litt1edown Nominees Ltd - Ale 10488 - 658,008
Litt1edown Nominees Ltd - Ale 10490 - 545,303

14. Contact name:

Mark Powney, Threadneedle Group

Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Limited. Registered in England and wales: No 3554212 Registered Office: 60 StMary Axe, London, EC3A BJQ.