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Xaar PLC (XAR)

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Monday 28 April, 2008

Xaar PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Xaar PLC
28 April 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:

XAAR PLC


                      2. Reason for the notification 

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:

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):

27/04/2008
 

6. Date on which issuer notified:

28/04/2008
 

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

11%
 

8. Notified details:

TOTAL
 

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 

0157081                6,893,449              6,893,449

 


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  

0157081              134,297           134,297    6,959,152       0.21      11.07
 




                            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 

7,093,449                                             11.28%





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


Name of the Company / Fund       Number of Shares      % of issued share capital
 
AXA UK Investment Co ICVC            105,610                 0.16800
UK Smaller Companies Fund
Indirect

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd           11,891                 0.01892
FTSE All Share Tracker
Direct

Sun Life Pensions Management          55,949                 0.08900
FTSE All Share Tracker
Direct

AXA Framlington                    5,550,474                 8.82924 
UK Select Ops
Indirect

Framlington onshore                  735,925                 1.17065
private clients                      
Indirect

Framlington onshore                   59,000                 0.09385
private clients
Indirect

AXA Sun Life plc                      40,974                 0.06518
With Profits Passive
Direct

AXA Sun Life plc                      25,483                 0.04054
With Profits Passive
Direct

AXA Framlington                      508,143                 0.80831
EDF Energy Group                     
Indirect

                  Total Direct       134,297                 0.21363
                Total Indirect     6,959,152                11.07005
                         TOTAL     7,093,449                11.28368

 


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:

Terry Marsh
 

15. Contact telephone number:

020 7003 2637


 




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