Holding(s) in Company

16 Dec 2013

John Wood Group PLC ("Company")



NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES

1. Name of Issuer

JOHN WOOD GROUP PLC

2. Reason for Notification

ACQUISITION OF VOTING RIGHTS

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

FIL LIMITED

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

N/A

5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or
reached

12 DECEMBER 2013

6. Date on which issuer notified

13 DECEMBER 2013

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

ABOVE 5%

8. Notified details

(A) Voting rights attached to shares

Number of voting rights - Direct - N/A

Number of voting rights - Indirect - 18,863,904 - 5.02%

(B) Financial Instruments

N/A

(C) Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial
Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial instrument - N/A

Exercise Price - N/A

Expiration date - N/A

Exercise/conversion period - N/A

Number of voting rights instrument refers to - N/A

Percentage of voting rights - Nominal - N/A % Delta - N/A %

Total A + B + C

Number of voting rights - 18,863,904

Percentage of voting rights - 5.02%

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

Sum of Factored Shares Held

Custodian                        Advisor                                  Total

BANK OF NEW YORK BRUSSELS (C)    FFML-FIL FUND MANAGEMENT LIMITED         9,700

BNP PARIBAS, PARIS (C)           FG-FIL GESTION                       1,279,145

BROWN BROS HARRIMN LTD LUX (C)   FFML-FIL FUND MANAGEMENT LIMITED    15,470,998

                                 FIDELITY INT LT-FIL LIMITED              2,183

BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN AND CO   FIJ-FIL INVESTMENTS (JAPAN) LTD        174,211

CITIBANK NA, HONG KONG BR (S)    FIMHK-FIL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT         34,100
                                 (HONG KONG) LIMITED

HSBC INST TRST SER ASIA LTD(C)   FIMHK-FIL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT         27,453
                                 (HONG KONG) LIMITED

JP MORGAN FONDS SVCS GMBH (C)    FPM-FIL PENSION MANAGEMENT              14,300

JP MORGAN, BOURNEMOUTH (C)       FFML-FIL FUND MANAGEMENT LIMITED        60,100

                                 FIDELITY INT LT-FIL LIMITED            158,000

                                 FILUK-FIL INVESTMENT SERVICES        1,022,953
                                 (UK) LIMITED

                                 FPM-FIL PENSION MANAGEMENT              44,100

MASTER TRUST BANK OF JAPAN (C)   FIJ-FIL INVESTMENTS (JAPAN) LTD         71,157

MELLON BANK (S)(C)               FPM-FIL PENSION MANAGEMENT              52,400

NATIONAL ASTL BK MELBOURNE (S)   FIDELITY INT LT-FIL LIMITED            164,900

NOMURA TRUST AND BANKING (C)     FIDELITY INT LT-FIL LIMITED              3,700

NORTHERN TRUST LONDON (C)        FIDELITY INT LT-FIL LIMITED            171,100

STATE STR BK AND TR CO LNDN (C   FI(S)L-FIL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT        20,300
                                 (SINGAPORE) LIMITED

                                 FII-FIL INVESTMENTS INTERNATIONAL       38,301

                                 FPM-FIL PENSION MANAGEMENT              44,803

Total                                                                18,863,904

PROXY VOTING

10. Name of the proxy holder

FIL LIMITED

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will acquire

254,621

12. Date on which proxy holder will acquire voting rights

12 DECEMBER 2013

13. Additional Information

N/A

14. Contact name

Nevelina Rousseva

15. Contact telephone number

01737 837216

Notification authorised by:



Robbie M. B. Brown, Company Secretary

16 DECEMBER 2013