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Tuesday 08 December, 2009

SThree plc

Holding(s) in Company





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| For filings with the FSA include the annex     |                  |
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| For filings with issuer exclude the annex      |                  |
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| TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi                   |
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| 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer |              |
| of existing shares to which voting rights are      | Sthree Plc   |
| attached: ii                                       |              |
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| 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or |
| boxes):                                                           |
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| An acquisition or disposal of voting rights             | Yes     |
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| An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial      |         |
| instruments which may result in the acquisition of      |         |
| shares already issued to which voting rights are        |         |
| attached                                                |         |
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| An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar  |         |
| economic effect to qualifying financial instruments     |         |
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| An event changing the breakdown of voting rights        |         |
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| Other (please specify):           |                     |         |
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| 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the  | FIL Limited           |
| notification obligation: iii              |                       |
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| 4. Full name of shareholder(s)            | See attached schedule |
|  (if different from 3.):iv                |                       |
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| 5. Date of the transaction and date on    |                       |
| which the threshold is crossed or         | 4 December 2009       |
| reached: v                                |                       |
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| 6. Date on which issuer notified:         | 8 December 2009       |
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| 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or    | 5%                    |
| reached: vi, vii                          |                       |
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|8. Notified details:                                                                                |
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|A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix                                                        |
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|Class/type of  |Situation previous            |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction |
|shares         |to the triggering             |                                                     |
|if possible    |transaction                   |                                                     |
|using          |------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------|
|the ISIN CODE  |Number           |Number      |Number    |Number of voting   |% of  voting rights x |
|               |of               |of          |of shares |rights             |                      |
|               |Shares           |Voting      |----------+-------------------+----------------------|
|               |                 |Rights      |Indirect  |Direct  |Indirect  |Direct     |Indirect  |
|               |                 |            |          |xi      |xii       |           |          |
|---------------+-----------------+------------+----------+--------+----------+-----------+----------|
|GB00BOKM9T71   |                 |            |          |        |          |           |          |
|---------------|5,741,320        |5,741,320   |5,279,289 |        |5,279,289 |           |4.33      |
|               |                 |            |          |        |          |           |          |
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|B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                                                 |
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|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                                |
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|Type of financial       |Expiration    |Exercise/             |Number of voting      |% of voting   |
|instrument              |date xiii     |Conversion Period xiv |rights that may be    |rights        |
|                        |              |                      |acquired if the       |              |
|                        |              |                      |instrument is         |              |
|                        |              |                      |exercised/ converted. |              |
|------------------------+--------------+----------------------+----------------------+--------------|
|                        |              |                      |                      |              |
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|                                                                                                    |
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|C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi   |
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|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                                |
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|Type of         |Exercise price  |Expiration|Exercise/   |Number of voting rights|% of voting rights|
|financial       |                |date xvii |Conversion  |instrument refers to   |xix, xx           |
|instrument      |                |          |period xviii|                       |                  |
|----------------+----------------+----------+------------+-----------------------+------------------|
|                |                |          |            |749,186                |Nominal   |Delta  |
|CFD             |                |          |            |                       |----------+-------|
|                |                |          |            |                       |          |0.61   |
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|Total (A+B+C)                                                                                       |
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|Number of voting rights                             |Percentage of voting rights                    |
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|6,028,475                                           |4.95                                           |
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| 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting      |
| rights and/or the                                                 |
| financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi    |
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|                                                                   |
| See attached schedule                                             |
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| Proxy Voting:                                                     |
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| 10. Name of the proxy holder:                   | FIL Limited     |
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| 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will   | 462,031         |
| cease to hold:                                  |                 |
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| 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to    | 4 December 2009 |
| hold  voting rights:                            |                 |
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| 13. Additional information:            | None                     |
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| 14. Contact name:                      | Amanda Chana             |
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|                                        |                          |
| 15. Contact telephone number:          | fil-regreporting@fil.com |
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