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Friday 04 December, 2009

GKN PLC

Holding(s) in Company


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:

GKN plc


2. Reason for the notification: (please state Yes/No):

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: Yes

An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result
in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are
attached: No

An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to
qualifying financial instruments: No

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: No

Other (please specify): No


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

BlackRock, Inc.


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:

1 December 2009

 
6. Date on which issuer notified:

3 December 2009


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

Holding has gone above 5%


8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type   Situation previous     Resulting situation after the triggering   
of shares    to the triggering                   transaction                  
                transaction                                                    
if possible                                                                    
using the     Number  Number of  Number of   Number of voting     % of voting  
ISIN CODE      of      Voting     shares          rights            rights     
              Shares   Rights                                                  
                                                                               
                                  Direct    Direct    Indirect  Direct Indirect
                                                                               
Ordinary       N/A       N/A        N/A       N/A    62,363,438  N/A    3.92%  
GB0030646508                                                                   

 

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of    Expiration date     Exercise/      Number of voting    % of voting  
financial                  Conversion period rights that may be      rights    
instrument                                     acquired if the                 
                                                instrument is                  
                                                 exercised/                    
                                                  converted                    
                                                                               
                                                                               

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial
Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of    Exercise Expiration    Exercise/     Number of voting  % of voting  
financial   price      date      Conversion         rights          rights    
instrument                          Period         instrument                   
                                                   refers to                   
                                                                 Nominal Delta 
                                                                               
CFD          N/A       N/A           N/A           17,213,425     1.08%        


Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting       % of voting rights   
rights                                      
                                            
79,576,863             5.00%                

 

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

On 1 December 2009, the Barclays Global Investors (BGI) business was acquired
by BlackRock, Inc. The combined holdings of BlackRock, Inc. following this
acquisition triggered this disclosure requirement.

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 79,576,863 (5.00%)


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:

GKN plc is disclosing this information in accordance with DTR 5.8.12.

 
14. Contact name: Tanya Stote, Deputy Company Secretary

 
15. Contact telephone number: 01527 533295