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Notification of Major Interest in Shares

Posted:
17/2/2009

RNS Number: 4404N
IG Group Holdings plc
17 February 2009

TR-1:               NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES  

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: IG Group Holdings Plc

2. Reason for notification (yes/no)

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: Yes

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) subject to the notification obligation: Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.): Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited (PMC)

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different): 11 February 2009

6. Date on which issuer notified: 13 February 2009

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: From 3% - 4%(L&G)

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares 
if possible using the ISIN CODE 

ORD

GBP 0.00005

Situation previous to the Triggering transaction   

Number of Shares
13,544,818 

Number of Voting Rights
13,544,818 

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction 

Number of shares
14,571,087

Number of voting rights 
Direct
14,517,087

Indirect

% of voting rights 
Direct 
4.05 

Indirect

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction 

Type of financial instrument  

Expiration date  

Exercise/ Conversion  
Period/ Date  

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted.  

% of voting rights 

Total (A+B) 
Number of voting rights 
14,571,087 

% of voting rights 
4.05 

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

Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect) (Group)   

Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect)   

Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM)  

Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (14,571,087 – 4.05% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)

Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD) (13,259,348 – 3.68% = PMC)   Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct) (LGIH)

Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited  (PMC) (13,259,348 – 3.68% = PMC)   Legal & General Assurance Society Limited  (LGAS & LGPL)

Legal & General Pensions Limited (Direct)  (LGPL)

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/A13. Additional information: Notification using the total voting rights figure of  359,556,903

14. Contact name: Guy Abbi, Company Secretary, IG Group Holdings plc

15. Contact telephone number: 020 7896 0011