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TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: ii    HARVEY NASH GROUP PLC

2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights          ü                       

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: iii            HARGREAVE HALE LIMITED

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

5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached: v         02 FEBRUARY 2015

6. Date on which issuer notified:            03 FEBRUARY 2015

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: vi, vii       11% 

                                               

 8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE     GB0006573546

Situation previous to the triggering transaction   

 - Number of Shares 7,833,250

 - Number of Voting Rights 7,833,250    

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

 - Number of Shares - Direct

 - Number of Shares - Indirect 8,418,250

 - Number of Voting Rights        - Direct

 - Number of Voting Rights        - Indirect 8,418,250       

 - % of  voting rights- Direct

 - % of  voting rights- Indirect  11.4611%                                                                                               

 

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

·         Type of financial instrument 

·         Expiration date xiii   

·         Exercise/ Conversion Period xiv       

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

·         % of voting rights                                       

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      

·         Number of voting rights instrument refers to

·          % of voting rights xix, xx

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights 8,418,250

Percentage of voting rights 11.4611%   

                                                                                                                                                           

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

7,738,000 of these shares are held for unit trusts operated by Marlborough Fund Managers Ltd, for whom Hargreave Hale Ltd manages the investments on a discretionary basis. The remaining balance is held on behalf of other discretionary clients.

 

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:        

14. Contact name:         David Clueit

15. Contact telephone number:   01253 754739