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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

Mon 1st June, 2009 4:01pm
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RNS Number : 1450T
Cookson Group PLC
01 June 2009

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:
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 if different):
28 May 2009

6. Date on which issuer notified:
1 June 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 of shares |Situation previous to the Triggering transaction |
| if possible using | |
| the ISIN CODE | |
+----------------------+--------------------------------------------------+
| | Number of shares | Number of voting Rights |
| | | |
+----------------------+-----------------------+--------------------------+
| Ordinary Shares | | N/A - Below 5% |
| GBP 1.00 | | threshold |
| GB00B3WK5475 | | |
| | N/A - Below 5% | |
| | threshold | |
+----------------------+-------------------------+------------------------+
| | | | |
+----------------------+-----------------------+-+------------------------+


Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

+---------------------+------------------+-----------+----------------+---------+----------+
| Class/type of | Number of shares | Number of voting rights | % of voting rights |
| shares if possible | | | |
| using the ISIN CODE | | | |
+---------------------+------------------+----------------------------+--------------------+
| | Direct | Direct | Indirect | Direct | Indirect |
| | | | | | |
+---------------------+------------------+-----------+----------------+---------+----------+
| Ordinary Shares | | | | | |
| GBP 1.00 | | | | | |
| GB00B3WK547 | | | | | |
| | N/A | N/A | 14,868,315 | N/A | 5.38% |
+---------------------+------------------+-----------+----------------+---------+----------+

B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

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


Total (A+B)
+------------+--------+
| Number | % of |
| of | voting |
| voting | rights |
| rights | |
| | |
+------------+--------+
| 14,868,315 | 5.38% |
+------------+--------+

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


BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 14,868,315 (5.38%)

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:

14. Contact name:
RACHEL FELL, DEPUTY SECRETARY, COOKSON GROUP PLC

15. Contact telephone number:
020 7822 0000


This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
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