Holding(s) in Company

12 Jul 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

BLACKROCK, INC

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

9 JULY 2013

6. Date on which issuer notified

11 JULY 2013

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

ABOVE 14%

8. Notified details

(A) Voting rights attached to shares

Number of voting rights - Direct - N/A

Number of voting rights - Indirect - 49,773,608 - 13.34%

(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 - CFD

Exercise Price - N/A

Expiration date - N/A

Exercise/conversion period - N/A

Number of voting rights instrument refers to - 2,520,699

Percentage of voting rights - Nominal - 0.68% Delta - 0.68%

Total A + B + C

Number of voting rights - 52,294,307

Percentage of voting rights - 14.01%

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 - 52,294,307 (14.01%)

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

N/A

14. Contact name

DUNCAN MURRAY

15. Contact telephone number

020 7743 3334

Notification authorised by:



ROBBIE M B BROWN, COMPANY SECRETARY

12 JULY 2013