The Rank Group Plc -- Notification of Major Interest in Shares

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On 3 December 2008, the Company received notification from Aviva plc, under the obligations imposed by Section DTR5 of the FSA's Disclosure & Transparency Rules that, as at 2 December 2008, Aviva plc and its subsidiaries had a notifiable interest in the voting rights attached to 15,574,544 Ordinary 13 8/9p shares of The Rank Group Plc (registered, or to be registered in the names set out in the Schedule below) representing 3.99% of the total voting rights in The Rank Group Plc.

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On 3 December 2008, the Company received notification from Aviva plc, under the obligations imposed by Section DTR5 of the FSA's Disclosure & Transparency Rules that, as at 2 December 2008, Aviva plc and its subsidiaries had a notifiable interest in the voting rights attached to 15,574,544 Ordinary 13 8/9p shares of The Rank Group Plc (registered, or to be registered in the names set out in the Schedule below) representing 3.99% of the total voting rights in The Rank Group Plc.

Aviva plc has an additional interest in 199,398 voting rights which are conditional upon the conversion of its holding of Rank's 3.875 per cent. Convertible Bonds into Ordinary shares. If so converted, the percentage of the Company's voting rights which it holds would increase by 0.05% to 4.04%.

SCHEDULE

Voting Rights attached to Shares (A)    

Registered Holders:    
BNY Norwich Union Nominees Limited    4,689,440
Chase GA Group Nominees Limited    6,951,277
Chase Nominees Limited    1,034,882
CUIM Nominee Limited    2,833,979
Vidacos Nominees Limited    64,966
    15,574,544

Voting Rights attached to Financial Instruments (B)    
Rank Group 3.875% Conv Bonds due 2009    199,398

Total Interest (A + B)    15,773,942

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This information is provided by RNS
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About Rank Group:
The Rank Group is a leading European gaming business, based in the UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Rank's businesses include a number of established brands in gaming and leisure. These include Mecca Bingo, Top Rank Espana, Blue Square and Grosvenor Casinos, offering a range of casino games and venues.

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