Holding(s) in Company

Holding(s) in Company

Holding(s) in Company

Holding(s) in Company


Released: 20/01/2011

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer Biocompatibles of existing shares to which voting rights are International plc attached:ii 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights √

An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached

An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments An event changing the breakdown of voting rights Other (please specify): Appleby Trust (Jersey) Limited in its capacity 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the as trustee of the notification obligation:iii Biocompatibles International Employee Benefit Trust 4. Full name of shareholder(s) Greenwood Nominees (if different from 3.):iv Limited - acting as custodian 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or 20/01/2011 reached: v 6. Date on which issuer notified: TR-1 submitted on 20 January 2011 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or Over 3% and over 4% reached: vi, vii 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix

Class/type Situation previous Resulting situation after the triggering transaction of

to the triggering shares transaction Number Number Number Number of voting % of voting rights if possible of of of shares rights x using Shares Voting the ISIN Rights Direct Direct xi Indirect Direct Indirect CODE xii GB00B0L2JD04 149,766 149,766 1,733,057 1,733,057 n/a 4.23% n/a B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting financial date xiii Conversion Period rights that may be rights instrument xiv acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted. C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Exercise Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting rights % of voting financial price date xvii Conversion instrument refers to rights xix, xx instrument period xviii Nominal Delta Total (A+B+C) Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights 1,733,057 4.23%

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

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: It is our normal practice to abstain from voting in relation to our holding 14. Contact name: Patrick Jones 15. Contact telephone number: 01534 818390

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