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Monday 19 November, 2007

John David Group

Holding(s) in Company

John David Group (The) PLC
19 November 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:

JOHN DAVID GROUP (THE) PLC


2. Reason for the notification (please state 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 the notification obligation:

   ABERFORTH PARTNERS LLP
 

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

    SHAREHOLDER                                                  SHARES

    1. ABERFORTH SMALLER COMPANIES TRUST PLC                    2,220,281
    2. ABERFORTH UK SMALL COMPANIES FUND                        1,842,191
    3. THE CHURCH COMMISSIONERS FOR ENGLAND                       379,800
    4. ABERFORTH GEARED CAPITAL & INCOME TRUST PLC                442,201
1,2,4 = REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF NORTRUST NOMINEES LTD
A/C ABERFORTH 3= THE CHURCH COMMISSIONERS FOR ENGLAND
(CHASE GIS) NOMINEES LTD       
 

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

15/11/2007
 

6. Date on which issuer notified:

16/11/2007
 

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

10%
 

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 
ORDINARY
GB0004771548            4,260,272                4,260,272


 

                     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  Indirect  Direct     Indirect        Direct    Indirect  

                   4,884,473           N/A        4,884,473        N/A       10.12 
 

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 

 4,884,473                          10.12
 

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 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:

PAULINE ROBSON, ABERFORTH PARTNERS LLP
 

15. Contact telephone number:

0131 220 0733


 
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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