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2020

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Aberforth Partners

28 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

Aberforth Partners LLP.

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

Shareholder: Shares:
1. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,820,755
2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,268,161
3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc 2,049,400

All shares are registered in the name of the Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth.

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

27 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28 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
Ordinary GB0007594764 Below 5% Below 5% 11,138,316 N/A 11,138,316 N/A 5.04

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
11,138,316 5.04%

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

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733

 

2019

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Aberforth Partners

28 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

Aberforth Partners LLP.

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

Shareholder: Shares:
1. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,820,755
2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,268,161
3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc 2,049,400

All shares are registered in the name of the Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth.

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

27 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28 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
Ordinary GB0007594764 Below 5% Below 5% 11,138,316 N/A 11,138,316 N/A 5.04

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
11,138,316 5.04%

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

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733

 

2018

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Aberforth Partners

28 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

Aberforth Partners LLP.

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

Shareholder: Shares:
1. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,820,755
2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,268,161
3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc 2,049,400

All shares are registered in the name of the Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth.

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

27 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28 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
Ordinary GB0007594764 Below 5% Below 5% 11,138,316 N/A 11,138,316 N/A 5.04

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
11,138,316 5.04%

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

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733

 

2017

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Aberforth Partners

28 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

Aberforth Partners LLP.

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

Shareholder: Shares:
1. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,820,755
2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,268,161
3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc 2,049,400

All shares are registered in the name of the Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth.

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

27 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28 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
Ordinary GB0007594764 Below 5% Below 5% 11,138,316 N/A 11,138,316 N/A 5.04

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
11,138,316 5.04%

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

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733

 

2016

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Aberforth Partners

28 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

Aberforth Partners LLP.

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

Shareholder: Shares:
1. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,820,755
2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,268,161
3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc 2,049,400

All shares are registered in the name of the Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth.

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

27 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28 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
Ordinary GB0007594764 Below 5% Below 5% 11,138,316 N/A 11,138,316 N/A 5.04

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
11,138,316 5.04%

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

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733

 

2015

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Aberforth Partners

28 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

Aberforth Partners LLP.

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

Shareholder: Shares:
1. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,820,755
2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,268,161
3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc 2,049,400

All shares are registered in the name of the Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth.

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

27 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28 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
Ordinary GB0007594764 Below 5% Below 5% 11,138,316 N/A 11,138,316 N/A 5.04

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
11,138,316 5.04%

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

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733

 

2014

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Aberforth Partners

28 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

Aberforth Partners LLP.

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

Shareholder: Shares:
1. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,820,755
2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,268,161
3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc 2,049,400

All shares are registered in the name of the Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth.

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

27 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28 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
Ordinary GB0007594764 Below 5% Below 5% 11,138,316 N/A 11,138,316 N/A 5.04

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
11,138,316 5.04%

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

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733

 

2013

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Aberforth Partners

28 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

Aberforth Partners LLP.

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

Shareholder: Shares:
1. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,820,755
2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,268,161
3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc 2,049,400

All shares are registered in the name of the Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth.

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

27 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28 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
Ordinary GB0007594764 Below 5% Below 5% 11,138,316 N/A 11,138,316 N/A 5.04

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
11,138,316 5.04%

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

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733

 

2012

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Aberforth Partners

28 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

Aberforth Partners LLP.

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

Shareholder: Shares:
1. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,820,755
2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,268,161
3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc 2,049,400

All shares are registered in the name of the Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth.

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

27 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28 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
Ordinary GB0007594764 Below 5% Below 5% 11,138,316 N/A 11,138,316 N/A 5.04

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
11,138,316 5.04%

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

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733

 

2011

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Aberforth Partners

28 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

Aberforth Partners LLP.

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

Shareholder: Shares:
1. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,820,755
2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,268,161
3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc 2,049,400

All shares are registered in the name of the Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth.

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

27 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28 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
Ordinary GB0007594764 Below 5% Below 5% 11,138,316 N/A 11,138,316 N/A 5.04

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
11,138,316 5.04%

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

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733

 

2010

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Aberforth Partners

28 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

Aberforth Partners LLP.

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

Shareholder: Shares:
1. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,820,755
2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,268,161
3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc 2,049,400

All shares are registered in the name of the Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth.

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

27 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28 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
Ordinary GB0007594764 Below 5% Below 5% 11,138,316 N/A 11,138,316 N/A 5.04

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
11,138,316 5.04%

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

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733

 

2009

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Aberforth Partners

28 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

Aberforth Partners LLP.

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

Shareholder: Shares:
1. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,820,755
2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,268,161
3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc 2,049,400

All shares are registered in the name of the Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth.

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

27 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28 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
Ordinary GB0007594764 Below 5% Below 5% 11,138,316 N/A 11,138,316 N/A 5.04

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
11,138,316 5.04%

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

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733

 

2008

TR-1: Notification of Major Interest in Shares - Aberforth Partners

28 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

Aberforth Partners LLP.

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

Shareholder: Shares:
1. Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust plc 7,820,755
2. Aberforth UK Small Companies Fund 1,268,161
3. Aberforth Geared Income Trust plc 2,049,400

All shares are registered in the name of the Nortrust Nominees Ltd A/c Aberforth.

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

27 October 2014.

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28 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
Ordinary GB0007594764 Below 5% Below 5% 11,138,316 N/A 11,138,316 N/A 5.04

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

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
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Nominal Delta
N/A N/A

 

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights
11,138,316 5.04%

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

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:

 

14. Contact name:

Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733