Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 2075U
W.H. Ireland Group PLC
21 December 2012

WH Ireland Group plc


(“WH Ireland” or the “Company”)


Notice of Interest

WH Ireland announces that, following the departure of Paul Compton from the Company which was announced on 13 December 2012, Paul Compton’s interest in the 2,128,000 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company (“Ordinary Shares“) which he holds jointly with the WH Ireland Group plc Employee Share Ownership Trust (“ESOT“) (details of which are included in the Company’s announcement of 2nd November 2011) have lapsed with effect from 27 December 2012.


As a consequence of this, the 2,128,000 Ordinary Shares (representing 8.98% of the issued share capital of the Company) are now held by the ESOT which is operated by Sanne Trust Company Limited as trustee of the ESOT.


For further information please contact:


WH Ireland Group plc

+44 (0) 20 7220 1666

Rupert Lowe, Chairman

Richard Killingbeck, Acting CEO

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited

+44 (0)20 7886 2500

Hugh Morgan (Corporate Finance)

Adam Pollock (Corporate Broking)

Abchurch Communications

+44 (0)20 7398 7718

Harriet Rae/Joanne Shears/Julian Bosdet


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