RNS Number:8460V
Northgate PLC
01 May 2007


                                                                    

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:

NORTHGATE PLC

2. Reason for the notification (please state Yes/No): (   )

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights:                               ( X )

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) : INITIAL DISCLOSURE UNDER THE FINANCIAL
SERVICES AUTHORITY'S DISCLOSURE TRANSPARENCY RULES                         (   )


 
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:

MAN FINANCIAL LIMITED
 

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

N/A
 

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

27 APRIL 2007
 

6. Date on which issuer notified:

30 APRIL 2007
 

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

3%
 

8. Notified details:

3.06%
 


A: Voting rights attached to shares

 
Class/type of shares            Situation previous to  
if possible using the           the Triggering         
ISIN CODE                       transaction        
                       Number of shares       Number of voting Rights 

GB0003775441           BELOW 3%               BELOW 3%

 

                     Resulting situation after the triggering transaction 
 
Class/type of shares Number of shares  Number of voting rights    % of voting rights  
if possible using                                                                 
the ISIN CODE                                                                         
                     Direct            Direct     Indirect        Direct    Indirect  
                     2,178,699         2,178,699                  2,178,699

 

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction 

Type of     Expiration Date  Exercise/Conversion Number of voting     % of voting     
financial                    Period/ Date        rights that may be   rights          
instrument                                       acquired if the                      
                                                 instrument is                        
                                                 exercised/                           
                                                 converted.                           
N/A
 

Total (A B)
Number of voting rights       % of voting rights 
2,178,699                     3.06%

 

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 the proxy holder:               N/A


 

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 HENDERSON, COMPANY SECRETARY

15. Contact telephone number:

01325 467558


 
Annex Notification Of Major Interests In Shares 
 

A: Identity of the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation
 

Full name (including legal form for legal entities):

 

Contact address (registered office for legal entities):

 

Phone number:

 

Other useful information (at least legal representative for legal persons):

 

B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable

 

Full name:

 

Contact address:

 

Phone number:

 

Other useful information (e.g. functional relationship with the person or legal
entity subject to the notification obligation):

 

C: Additional information :

 




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