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12 February 2009

TR-1(i): NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

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

STM Group PLC

2. Reason for the notification:

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation (iii):

Southern Rock Insurance Co Ltd
Arron Banks
Paul Chase-Gardener
Rock Holdings Ltd

4. Full name of shareholder(s)

Southern Rock Insurance Co Ltd
Arron Banks
Pershing Nominees Ltd
Barclays Stock Brokers Ltd
Rock Nominees Ltd
Rene Nominees Ltd
STM Fidecs Nominees Ltd

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

10 February 2009

6. Date on which issuer notified:

11 February 2009

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

12%

8. Notified details:

 

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of sharesif
possible using the ISIN CODE
Situation previous to the Triggering transaction (vi)
Number of shares Number of voting Rights (viii)
IM00B1S9KY98 4,595,090 10.87%

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (vii)

Class/type of sharesif possible using the ISIN CODE Number of shares Number of voting rights (ix) % of voting rights
Direct (x) Indirect (xi) Direct Indirect
IM00B1S9KY98 5,229,606 12.25%

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (xii)

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

Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights % of voting rights
5,229,606 12.25%

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

Rene Nominees Ltd (Southern Rock Insurance Company Ltd) 3,870,000 shares 9.06%
Rene Nominees Ltd (Rock Holdings Ltd) 190,000 shares 0.44%
Pershing Nominees Ltd (Arron Banks) 69,590 shares 0.16%
Barclays Stockbrokers Ltd (Paul Chase-Gardener) 130,485 shares 0.31%
Rock Nominees Ltd (Paul Chase-Gardener) 394,500 shares 0.92%
STM Fidecs Nominees Ltd (Arron Banks) 287,515 shares 0.68%
STM Fidecs Nominees Ltd (Paul Chase-Gardener) 287,516 shares 0.68%

Both Arron Banks and Paul Chase-Gardener are connected to Southern Rock Insurance Company Ltd and Rock Holdings Ltd, being major shareholders in Rock Holdings Ltd. Rock Holdings Ltd is a major shareholder in Southern Rock Insurance Company Ltd.

Therefore, together Southern Rock Insurance Company, Rock Holdings Ltd. Arron Banks and Paul Chase-Gardener are interested in 5,229,606 shares in STM Group PLC, representing 12.25% of the Company's issued share capital. Based on Company share issue of 42,703,645

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

N/A

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:

Christine Shipway

15. Contact telephone number:

+44 (0) 1454 634 853

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