TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Ltd

18 February 2015

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

Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited (Parent Company) -8.699% comprised of:

Standard Life Investments Limited - 8.618%
Ignis Investment Services Limited - 0.081%

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

Vidacos Nominees\HSBC.

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

16 February 2015.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

17 February 2015.

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

8%.

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
GB0007594764 14,869,559 14,869,559 19,260,433 8,754,279 10,506,154 3.954 3.954

 

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
19,260,433 8.699

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

Standard Life Investments (Holdings) Limited (Parent Company) -8.699% comprised of:

Standard Life Investments Limited - 8.618%
Ignis Investment Services Limited - 0.081%

Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:
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:

 

14. Contact name:

E:[email protected]
Standard Life Investments Ltd

15. Contact telephone number:

(0131) 245 6565