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Industrials
Size
Mid Cap
Market Cap £1.15bn
Enterprise Value £1.51bn
Revenue £1.79bn
Position in Universe 381st / 1847

Cookson Group PLC Holding(s) in Company

Thu 21st May, 2009 3:15pm
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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:

COOKSON GROUP PLC



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



An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: ( Yes)



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:

Aviva plc & its subsidiaries



4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):

Registered Holders:



BNY Norwich Union Nominees Limited 3,202,987*

Chase GA Group Nominees Limited 15,632,243*

Chase Nominees Limited 806,512*

CUIM Nominee Limited 2,124,937*

Vidacos Nominees Limited 64,329*

Chase Nominees Limited 1,584,040

Vidacos Nominees Limited 133,157



* denotes direct interest



5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or
reached if different):

20 May 2009



6. Date on which issuer notified:

21 May 2009



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

8% to 7% change at Direct Interest Level



8. Notified details:







A: Voting rights attached to shares



Class/type of shares if possible Situation previous to the
using the ISIN CODE Triggering transaction

Number of shares Number of voting
Rights


Ordinary Shares

GBP 0.10

GB00B07V4P80

259,197,819 259,197,819








Resulting situation after the triggering transaction



Class/type of shares if possible Number of Number of voting % of voting
using the ISIN CODE shares rights rights

Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect


Ordinary Shares

GBP 1.00

GB00B3WK547

21,831,008 21,831,008 1,717,197 7.90 0.62




B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction



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




N/A






Total (A+B)

Number of voting % of voting
rights rights


23,548,205 8.52




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

The voting rights are managed and controlled by Aviva Investors Global Services
Limited, with the following chain of controlled undertakings:



Aviva Investors Global Services Limited:

Aviva plc (parent company)

Aviva Group Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva plc)

Aviva Investors Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva
Group Holdings Limited)

Aviva Investors Global Services Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of
Aviva Investors Holdings Limited)



Proxy Voting:



10. Name of the proxy holder:

See Section 4



11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

N/A



12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:

N/A



13. Additional information:



14. Contact name:

RACHEL FELL, DEPUTY SECRETARY, COOKSON GROUP PLC



15. Contact telephone number:

020 7822 0000





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