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Friday 08 June, 2012

Oxford Instruments

Holding(s) in Company


For filings with the FSA include the annex                                     
                                                                               
For filings with issuer exclude the annex                                      

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi                                

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying       Oxford Instruments plc       
issuer of existing shares to which voting                                      
rights are attached: ii                                                        

2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):      

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                    
                                                                               
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which           
may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting         
rights are attached                                                            
                                                                               
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect         
to qualifying financial instruments                                            
                                                                               
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                               
                                                                               
Other (please                                                                  
specify):                                                                      

3. Full name of person(s) subject to       Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)     
the notification obligation: iii                                               
                                                                               
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if                       N/A                   
different from 3.):iv                                                          
                                                                               
5. Date of the transaction and date                  1 June 2012               
on which the threshold is crossed or                                           
reached: v                                                                     
                                                                               
6. Date on which issuer notified:                    7 June 2012               
                                                                               
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed                L&G (above 3%)              
or reached: vi, vii                                                            

8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type of      Situation                Resulting situation after           
shares             previous                      the triggering                 
               to the triggering                   transaction                  
                  transaction                                                   
if possible                                                                     
using                    Number                  Number          % of voting    
the ISIN CODE   Number     of     Number           of              rights x     
                  of     Voting     of           voting                         
                Shares   Rights   shares         rights                         
                                                                                
                                  Direct   Direct xi Indirect  Direct  Indirect 
                                                       xii                      
                                                                                
Ordinary 5p        Below 3%      1,694,491 1,694,491            3.01%           
                                                                                
                 (as at 20/04/                                                  
                     2012)                                                      

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                            
                                                                               
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                           

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

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial   
Instruments xv, xvi                                                             
                                                                                
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                            
                                                                                
Type of financ Exercise Expiration Exercise/  Number of voting    % of voting   
     ial        price   date xvii  Conversion rights instrument  rights xix, xx 
  instrument                         period       refers to                     
                                     xviii                                      
                                                                                
                                                                Nominal   Delta 
                                                                                

Total (A+B+C)                                                                  
                                                                               
        Number of voting rights               Percentage of voting rights      
                                                                               
               1,694,491                                 3.01%                 

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the 
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi                 
                                                                               
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) ( 1,694,491 - 3.01%= LGAS, LGPL & PMC)
                                                                               
Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD)     
                                                                               
Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct) (LGIH)                     
                                                                               
Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited (PMC)                  
                                                                               
Legal & General Assurance Society 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                         N/A                  
holder will cease to hold:                                                     
                                                                               
12. Date on which proxy holder will                       N/A                  
cease to hold voting rights:                                                   

13. Additional information:               Notification using the total voting  
                                              rights figure of 56,166,777      
                                                                               
14. Contact name:                       Susan Johnson-Brett (Company Secretary)
                                                                               
15. Contact telephone number:                        01865 393 200