Holding(s) in Company

+-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | For filings with the FSA include the | | | annex | | |--------------------------------------+----------------------------| | For filings with issuer exclude the | | | annex | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES[i] | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | | | |--------------------------------------------+----------------------| | 1. Identity of the issuer or the | | | underlying issuer | Essentially Group | | of existing shares to which voting rights | Ltd | | are | | | attached: [ii] | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or | | boxes): | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | An acquisition or disposal of voting rights | Yes | |------------------------------------------------------+------------| | An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial | | | instruments which may result in the acquisition of | No | | shares already issued to which voting rights are | | | attached | | |------------------------------------------------------+------------| | An acquisition or disposal of instruments with | | | similar economic effect to qualifying financial | No | | instruments | | |------------------------------------------------------+------------| | An event changing the breakdown of voting rights | No | |------------------------------------------------------+------------| | Other (please | | No | | specify): | | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | 3. Full name of person(s) | | | subject to the | ISIS EP LLP | | notification obligation: | | | [iii] | | |-------------------------------+-----------------------------------| | 4. Full name of | Baronsmead AIM VCT plc holds | | shareholder(s) | 3.81% | | (if different from 3.):[iv] | All other Clients hold less than | | | 3% | |-------------------------------+-----------------------------------| | 5. Date of the transaction | | | and date on | | | which the threshold is | 13/07/2009 | | crossed or | | | reached: [v] | | |-------------------------------+-----------------------------------| | 6. Date on which issuer | 16/07/2009 | | notified: | | |-------------------------------+-----------------------------------| | 7. Threshold(s) that is/are | | | crossed or | 12%, 11% | | reached: [vi], [vii] | | +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |8. Notified details: | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |A: Voting rights attached to shares [viii], [ix] | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Class/type of|Situation previous |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction | |shares |to the triggering | | |if possible |transaction | | |using |--------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------| |the ISIN CODE|Number |Number |Number |Number of voting |% of voting rights | | |of |of |of shares |rights |[x] | | |Shares |Voting |----------+--------------------+---------------------| | | |Rights |Direct |Direct |Indirect |Direct |Indirect | | | | | |[xi] |[xii] | | | |-------------+-----------------+--------------+----------+--------+-----------+----------+----------| | |23,718,323 |23,718,323 |23,718,323| | | | | |-------------|(12.08%) |(12.08%) |(10.5%) | |23,718,323 | |10.5% | | | | | | | | | | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |B: Qualifying Financial Instruments | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Type of financial |Expiration |Exercise/ |Number of voting |% of voting | |instrument |date [xiii] |Conversion Period [xiv]|rights that may be |rights | | | | |acquired if the | | | | | |instrument is | | | | | |exercised/ converted. | | |----------------------+---------------+-----------------------+----------------------+--------------| | | | | |Nil | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments [xv], | |[xvi] | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Type of |Exercise price |Expiration |Exercise/ |Number of voting rights|% of voting rights| |financial | |date [xvii] |Conversion |instrument refers to |[xix], [xx] | |instrument | | |period | | | | | | |[xviii] | |Nil | |--------------+----------------+------------+------------+-----------------------+------------------| | | | | | |Nominal |Delta | | | | | | |----------+-------| | | | | | | | | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| | | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Total (A+B+C) | |----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------| |Number of voting rights |Percentage of voting rights | |----------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------| |23,718,323 |10.5% | +----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ | 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting | | rights and/or the | | financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: [xxi] | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | | | ISIS EP LLP | | | | * Underlying client "Baronsmead AIM VCT plc" holds 3.81% | | * No other underlying client holds over 3% | | | | | | Registered name: Chase Nominees Limited | | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | Proxy Voting: | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | 10. Name of the proxy holder: | ISIS EP LLP | |----------------------------------------------------+--------------| | 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will | | | cease | N/A | | to hold: | | |----------------------------------------------------+--------------| | 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold | N/A | | voting rights: | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| | 13. Additional information: | | |------------------------------------------+------------------------| | 14. Contact name: | Karen Huxley | |------------------------------------------+------------------------| | 15. Contact telephone number: | 020 7506 5643 | |-------------------------------------------------------------------| +-------------------------------------------------------------------+ ---END OF MESSAGE--- This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.