RNS Number:9036K
Northgate PLC
02 January 2008




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


2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

n/a see additional information


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:                          (   )


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

AXA S.A. 25 Avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris and its group of companies
 

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



 

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

23.12.07
 

6. Date on which issuer notified:

24.12.07
 

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

10%
 

8. Notified details:

Total



A: Voting rights attached to shares
 
Class/type of shares            Situation previous to  
                                the Triggering         
if possible using the           transaction        
ISIN CODE                       

                       Number of shares       Number of voting Rights 

0377544                7,094,475              7,094,475

 



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  

0377544               1,310,434         1,310,434   5,705,982      1.86      8.09

 


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.                           




 

Total (A B)

Number of voting rights       % of voting rights 

7,016,416                     9.95%

 


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

Name of Company/Fund                                   No. Shares       % Issued
                                                                   share capital
AXA Sun Life plc (fmly Axa Equity &
Law Life Assurance Society plc)                           153,175        0.21725
AXA Rosenberg                                             142,505        0.20212
AXA UK Investment Co ICVC Distribution Fund                35,000        0.04964
AXA UK Investment Co ICVC Extra Income Fund                 5,000        0.00709
AXA UK Investment Co ICVC UK Growth Fund                   49,000        0.06950
PPP Healthcare Group plc                                   15,000        0.02127
Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd                           33,000        0.04680
Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd                            7,500        0.01064
Sun Life Assurance Society plc                             95,250        0.13509
AXA Rosenberg                                             108,007        0.15319
AXA Insurance UK                                           55,760        0.07909
AXA General Unit Trust                                    150,000        0.21275
AXA Financial, Inc                                      4,385,268        6.21967
AXA Rosenberg                                           1,032,520        1.46443
AXA Financial, Inc                                         49,194        0.06977
Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd LTAV UK Equity                 17,387        0.02466
Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd ABL High Alpha                 53,300        0.07560
Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd FTSE AH Share Tracker          12,706        0.01802
Sun Life Pensions Management LTAV UK Equity                70,004        0.09929
Sun Life Pensions Management ABL High Alpha               256,600        0.36396
Sun Life Pensions Management FTSE All Share Tracker        63,646        0.09027
AXA Winterthur                                            155,441        0.22046
AXA Sun Life With Profits Passive                          47,800        0.06780
AXA Sun Life With Profits Passive                          23,353        0.03312

                                                        7,016,416        9.95146

 

 
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 Henderson
 

15. Contact telephone number:

01325 467558


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