RNS Number:5683O
Northgate PLC
22 February 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 PLC

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

     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) :                         


 
3.   Full name of person(s) subject to the 
     notification obligation:                  STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS LTD
 

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


5.   Date of the transaction and date on 
     which the threshold is crossed or 
     reached if different):                    21 FEBRUARY 2008

 
6.   Date on which issuer notified:            22 FEBRUARY 2008


 
7.   Threshold(s) that is/are crossed 
     or reached:                               13%

 

8.   Notified details:


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           8,538,568              8,538,568

 

                     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  

GB0003775441         9,199,252        5,328,359  3,870,893    7.557%    5.490%
 

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 

9,199,252                     13.047% 


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

     STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS LTD
 


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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