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The Vitec Group PLC
03 September 2008
 

 The Vitec Group plc

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

In conformity with the Transparency Directive The Vitec Group plc ("Vitec") is required to announce to the market the receipt of notifications of major interests in shares.

Vitec received notice on 3 September 2008 in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules that Aberforth Partners LLP ("Aberforth") has a notifiable interest in the voting rights of 2,096,269 ordinary shares of 20p each in Vitec, being 4.98% of the issued ordinary share capital of Vitec.

In addition, Aberforth is interested in a further 373,674 shares, although they do not have access to the voting rights of those shares.


ROLAND PEATE
COMPANY SECRETARY

 

Letter To: Vitec Group (The) PLC

Dated: 03 September 2008 

 

DISCLOSURE RULES AND TRANSPARENCY RULES SOURCEBOOK 
Disclosure of Interest in the Voting Rights of Shares

Please find attached Form TR-1 which discloses Aberforth Partners LLP's interest in 2,096,269 of the voting shares of Vitec Group (The) PLC as required under the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules Sourcebook of the FSA Handbook.

In addition, Aberforth Partners LLP is interested in a further 373,674 shares although we do not have access to the voting rights of these shares. Aberforth Partners LLP is, therefore, interested in a total of 2,469,943 shares of the above company. This interest arises as a result of the discretionary investment management powers that we can exercise over the funds of our clients. Aberforth Partners LLP is not the beneficial owner of these shares.

Letter from:

David Holland

For Aberforth Partners LLP

 

 

 


For filings with the FSA include  the  annex

For filings with issuer exclude  the  annex  


TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares


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

Vitec Group (The) 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 notification obligation:


Aberforth Partners LLP


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

Shareholder                                                        Shares

1.  Aberforth Smaller Companies 
    Trust Plc
                                                  1,135,300

2. Aberforth UK Small Companies 
    Fund                                                           614,469

3. The Church Commissioners for 
     England                                                     174,000

4. Aberforth Geared Capital & 
    Income Trust Plc                                      172,500


1,2,4 = registered in the name of Nortrust Nominees Ltd a/c Aberfrth;

3 = The Church Commissioners for  Englands  (Chase  GIS ) Nominees Ltd



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


02/09/2008


6. Date on which issuer notified:


03/09/2008


7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:


5%



8: Notified Details

A: Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of shares

If possible use ISIN code

Situation previous to the triggering transaction

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of shares

Number of voting rights

Number of shares

Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights


Direct


I ndirect


Direct


I ndirect


Ordinary
GB0009296665


2,221,269


2,221,269


2,096,269


N/A


2,096,269


N/A


4.98




B: Financial Instruments


Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/ conversion period/date 

No. of voting rights that may be acquired (if  the  instrument exercised/converted)

Percentage of voting rights









Total (A+B)


Number of voting rights

Percentage of voting rights


2,096,269


4.98




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


Held by Aberforth Partners LLP


Proxy Voting:


10. Name of 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:


Pauline Robson, Aberforth Partners LLP

15. Contact telephone n umber :


0131 220 0733


For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website. 


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