TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - F&C Management Ltd

13 October 2014

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: iii

F&C Management Ltd (Part of BMO Financial Group).

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

See Box 9 below.

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

6 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

7 October 2014.

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

5%.

8.Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii,ix
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 xi Indirect xiii Direct Indirect
Ord shs GB0007594764 11,989,528 11,989,528 10,673,037 10,673,037 4.82%

 

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial instrument Expiration date xiii Exercise/Conversion Period xiv 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 xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial instrument Exercise price Expiration date xvii Exercise/Conversion period xviii No. of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted. Percentage of voting rights xix, xx
Nominal Delta

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
10,673,037 4.82%

 

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi
F&C Asset Management plc:- Client No. of voting rights % of total voting rights Registration name
FL Stewardship Fund No Other client holds >3% 6,666,717 3.01% HSBC GS Nominees Limited

 

Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder: F&C Management Ltd Part of BMO Financial Group
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:

13. Additional information:

Based on TVR of 221,116,905 as per company announcement on 30th September 2014.

14. Contact name:

Vik Sharma, F&C Management Ltd Part of BMO Financial Group

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 718 1094