Holding(s) in Company

+--------------------------------------------------+ | TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares | +--------------------------------------------------+ |  |  | |1. Identity of the issuer or the |Novae Group plc | |underlying issuer of existing shares to | | |which voting rights are attached: | | +------------------------------------------+-----------------------------------+ |  | |2. Reason for notification (yes/no) | +------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+ |  |  | |An acquisition or disposal of voting rights |Acquisition| +------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+ |  |  | |An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may | | |result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting| | |rights are attached | | +------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+ |  |  | |An event changing the breakdown of voting rights | | +------------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+ |  |  | |Other (please specify):______________ | | +-------------------------------+----------------------------------+-----------+ |  |  | |3. Full name of person(s) |Norges Bank | |subject to notification | | |obligation: | | +-------------------------------+----------------------------------------------+ |  |  | |4. Full name of shareholder(s) | | |(if different from 3): | | +-------------------------------+----------------------------------------------+ |  |  | |5. Date of transactions (and |22 July 2010 | |date on which the threshold is | | |crossed or reached if | | |different): | | +-------------------------------+----------------------------------------------+ |  |  | |6. Date on which issuer |23 July 2010 | |notified: | | +-------------------------------+----------------------------------------------+ |  |  | |7. Threshold(s) that is/are |  | |crossed or reached: |4% | +-------------------------------+----------------------------------------------+ +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |8: Notified Details | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |A: Voting rights attached to shares | |  | +-------------+-------------------+--------------------------------------------+ |Class/type of|Situation previous |Resulting situation after the triggering | |shares |to the triggering |transaction | |If possible |transaction | | |use ISIN code+---------+---------+---------+------------------+---------------+ |  |Number of|Number of|Number of|Number of voting |Percentage of | |  |shares |voting |shares |rights |voting rights | |Ordinary |  |rights |  +---------+--------+------+--------+ |shares of £1 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | |each |  |  |  |Direct |Indirect|Direct|Indirect| |  |2,926,735|2,926,735|2,931,735|  |  |  |  | |GB00B2QCM188 |  | |  |2,931,735|  |4.004%|  | +-------------+---------+---------+---------+---------+--------+------+--------+ +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |B: Financial Instruments | |  | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction | |  | +-------------+-------------+--------------+----------------------+------------+ |Type of |Expiration |Exercise/ |No. of voting rights |Percentage | |financial |date |conversion |that may be acquired |of voting | |instrument | |period/date |(if the instrument |rights | | | | |exercised/converted) | | +-------------+-------------+--------------+----------------------+------------+ |Not |  |  |  |  | |applicable | |  | | | +-------------+-------------+--------------+----------------------+------------+ +-------------------------------------------------------+ | Total (A+B) | |   | +-------------------------+-----------------------------+ | Number of voting rights | Percentage of voting rights | +-------------------------+-----------------------------+ |   |   | | 2,931,735 | 4.004% | +-------------------------+-----------------------------+ +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and /or | |the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ |  | |  | +------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ +------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Proxy Voting: | |   | +------------------------------------------------------------------+-----+ | 10. Name of 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: | Total voting rights figure is 73,221,346 | |   | | +-----------------------------+------------------------------------------+ | 14 Contact name: | Teresa Furmston | |   | | +-----------------------------+------------------------------------------+ | 15. Contact telephone name: | 020 7903 7303 | |   | | +-----------------------------+------------------------------------------+ [HUG#1434008] This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Novae Group plc via Thomson Reuters ONE