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Holding(s) in Company

Released 10:22 04-Jul-2013

Holding(s) in Company

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi                                         
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer               Premier Farnell Plc  
of existing shares to which voting rights are                                       
2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):               
Other (please specify): Acquisition of voting rights as a result of the acquisition by ΓΌ
                        Schroders plc of Cazenove Capital Holdings Limited.             
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the                   Schroders plc                
notification obligation:iii                                                             
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                                                          
 (if different from 3.):iv                                                              
5. Date of the transaction and date on                                                  
which the threshold is crossed or                            02.07.13                   
reached: v                                                                              
6. Date on which issuer notified:                            04.07.13                   
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or                       Above 10%                  
reached: vi, vii                                                                        

8. Notified details:                                                                              
A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix                                                      
Class/type   Situation previous        Resulting situation after the triggering transaction       
of           to the triggering                                                                    
shares       transaction                                                                          
             Number        Number      Number     Number of voting         % of  voting           
if possible  of            of          of shares  rights                   rights x               
using        Shares        Voting                                                                 
the ISIN                   Rights      Direct     Direct xi     Indirect   Direct    Indirect     
CODE                                                            xii                               
                         0           0 39,732,116           N/A 39,732,116    N/A        10.713%  
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                                               
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                              
Type of        Expiration    Exercise/             Number of voting              % of voting      
financial      date xiii     Conversion Period xiv rights that may be            rights           
instrument                                         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       Exercise     Expiration Exercise/  Number of voting rights      % of voting         
financial     price        date xvii  Conversion instrument refers to         rights xix, xx      
instrument                            period                                                      
                                                                              Nominal  Delta      
Total (A+B+C)                                                                                     
Number of voting rights                 Percentage of voting rights                               
39,732,116                              10.713%                                                   

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the          
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi                          
Cazenove Capital Management Limited  29,521,740  7.960%                                 
Schroder Investment Management Limited    10,029,688   2.704%                           
Schroder Investment Management North America Limited    151,372   0.041%                
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:                                                                          
                              The shares referred to in section 9 are held in portfolios
13. Additional information:      managed by those firms on a discretionary basis for    
                                   clients under investment management agreements.      
14. Contact name:                                  Shaheen Hussain                      
15. Contact telephone number:                      +44 207 658 6000


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