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Thursday 20 December, 2007

John David Group

Holding(s) in Company

John David Group (The) PLC
20 December 2007



TR-1: Notification of major interests in shares

+---------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying  |   The John David Group PLC    |
|issuer of existing shares to which voting    |                               |
|rights are attached:                         |                               |
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|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 the     |Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)|
|notification obligation:                     |                               |
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different |              N/A              |
|from 3.):                                    |                               |
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|5. Date of the transaction (and date on which|       12 December 2007        |
|the threshold is crossed or reached if       |                               |
|different):                                  |                               |
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|6. Date on which issuer notified:            |       20 December 2007        |
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or       |        Above 3% (L&G)         |
|reached:                                     |                               |
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------+-----------+
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------+-----------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|8. Notified details:                                                         |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|A: Voting rights attached to shares                                             |
+---------+-----------------+----------------------------------------------------+
|Class/   |Situation        |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction|
|type of  |previous to the  |                                                    |
|shares   |Triggering       |                                                    |
|         |transaction      |                                                    |
|if       +--------+--------+---------+---------------------+--------------------+
|possible |Number  |Number  |Number of|Number of voting     |% of voting rights  |
|using the|of      |of      |shares   |rights               |                    |
|ISIN CODE|Shares  |Voting  +---------+----------+----------+---------+----------+
|         |        |Rights  |Direct   |Direct    |Indirect  |Direct   |Indirect  |
+---------+--------+--------+---------+----------+----------+---------+----------+
|ORD 5p   |    Below 3%     |1,506,616|1,506,616 |          |3.12     |          |
+---------+-----------------+---------+----------+----------+---------+----------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|B: Financial Instruments                                                      |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                          |
+---------------+-----------+------------------+-------------------+-----------+
|Type of        |Expiration |Exercise/         |Number of voting   |% of voting|
|financial      |date       |Conversion Period/|rights that may be |rights     |
|instrument     |           |Date              |acquired if the    |           |
|               |           |                  |instrument is      |           |
|               |           |                  |exercised/         |           |
|               |           |                  |converted.         |           |
+---------------+-----------+------------------+-------------------+-----------+
|               |           |                  |                   |           |
+---------------+-----------+------------------+-------------------+-----------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Total (A+B)                                                                  |
+-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
|Number of voting rights              |% of voting rights                     |
+-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
|              1,506,616              |                 3.12                  |
+-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or   |
|the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:               |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect)                              |
|(Group)                                                                      |
|Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings)                             |
|Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect)                                        |
|Legal & General Investment Management Limited                                |
|(Indirect) (LGIM)                                                            |
|                                                                             |
| Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (1,506,616 - 3.12% = LGAS, LGPL &  |
|                                    PMC)                                     |
|Legal & General Investment Management   Legal & General Insurance Holdings   |
|(Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD)    Limited (Direct) (LGIH)              |
|Legal & General Assurance (Pensions     Legal & General Assurance Society    |
|Management) Limited (PMC)               Limited (LGAS & LGPL)                |
|                                        Legal & General Pensions Limited     |
|                                        (Direct) (LGPL)                      |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Proxy Voting:                                                                |
+------------------------------------------------+----------------------------+
|10. Name of the proxy holder:                   |            N/A             |
+------------------------------------------------+----------------------------+
|11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will   |            N/A             |
|cease to hold:                                  |                            |
+------------------------------------------------+----------------------------+
|12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to    |            N/A             |
|hold voting rights:                             |                            |
+------------------------------------------------+----------------------------+

+--------------------------------+--------------------------------------------+
|  13. Additional information:   | Notification using the total voting rights |
|                                |            figure of 48,263,434            |
|                                |                                            |
|                                |   Please note this notification has been   |
|                                |     delayed due to the large number of     |
|                                |disclosures required following a substantial|
|                                |amount of new business which has come to us |
|                                |   in the form of an in-specie transfer.    |
+--------------------------------+--------------------------------------------+
|14. Contact name:               |             Helen Lewis (LGIM)             |
+--------------------------------+--------------------------------------------+
|15. Contact telephone number:   |               020 3124 3851                |
+--------------------------------+--------------------------------------------+




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