REG - Matchtech Group PLC - Holding(s) in Company

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RNS Number : 2640E
Matchtech Group PLC
16 December 2009 
 
 TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES  
 
 
 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached:  Matchtech Group plc  
 
 
 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):                                                                                        
 An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                                                                                                      x  
 An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached     
 An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments                                                          
 An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                                                                                                                    
 Other (please specify):                                                                                                                                               
 
 
 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:                  Pension Services Ltd                    
 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):                             B.S. Pension Fund Trustee Limited (BS)  
 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached:  19 August 2009                          
 6. Date on which issuer notified:                                                  04 December 2009                        
 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                                    5%                                      
 
 
 8. Notified details:                               
 A: Voting rights attached to shares                
 Class/type ofsharesif possible usingthe ISIN CODE  Situation previousto the triggeringtransaction  Resulting situation after the triggering transaction  
 NumberofShares                                     NumberofVotingRights                            Numberof shares                                       Number of votingrights  % of voting rights  
 Direct                                             Direct                                          Indirect                                              Direct                  Indirect            
 OrdinaryGB00B1FMDQ43                               1,337,500                                       5.76%                                                 1,087,500               1,087,500           Nil  4.67%  Nil  
 
 
 B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                   
 Resulting situation after the triggering transaction  
 Type of financialinstrument                           Expirationdate  Exercise/ Conversion Period  Number of votingrights that may beacquired if theinstrument isexercised/ converted.  % of votingrights  
                                                                                                                                                                                                            
 
 
 C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments  
 Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                       
 Type of financialinstrument                                                                Exercise price  Expiration date  Exercise/Conversion period  Number of voting rights instrument refers to  % of voting rights  
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nominal             Delta  
                                                                                                            
 
 
 Total (A+B+C)            
 Number of voting rights  Percentage of voting rights  
 1,087,500                4.67%                        
 
 
 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or thefinancial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:  
                                                                                                                                           
 
 
 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:    Following an announcement on 14 December 2009, Pension Services Ltd. has clarified to the issuer that the need for a notification of major interests in shares was as a result of a disposal of voting rights, moving below 5% on 19 August 2009, not as a      
                                result of an acquisition of voting rights, moving above 3% on 04 December 2009.As disclosed on 14 December 2009 Pension Services Ltd. has notified the issuer that as at 06 October 2009 it has a direct interest in 987,500 voting rights of the issuer,       
                                equivalent to 4.24% of voting rights.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
 14. Contact name:              Tony Dyer, Chief Financial Officer, Matchtech Group plc                                                                                                                                                                                                         
 15. Contact telephone number:  +44 (0)1489 898989                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
 
 
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