RNS Number:2791K Halfords Group PLC 19 December 2007 TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached HALFORDS GROUP PLC 2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes) An acquisition or disposal of voting rights ( x) An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may ( ) result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached An event changing the breakdown of voting rights ( ) Other (specify): ( ) 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: Artemis Investment Management Limited 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) Artemis Income Fund BBC Pension Trust L&G (Barclays) Equity Inc Series 1 L&G (Barclays) Equity Inc Series 2 BHS Pension Scheme BHS Senior Management Scheme City of London Cash City of London Pension First UK Bus HSBC UK Equity Income Hampstead Heath (COL) Institutional Equity Income City of London Charities Pool MT Income Fund P&O Pension Scheme Saul 5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different): 13th December 2007 6. Date on which issuer notified: 19th December 2007 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: 6% 8. Notified details: Nominee holdings 9. A. Voting rights attached to shares Class/type of shares (if possible using the ISIN code) Ordinary shares ISIN GB00B012TP20 Situation previous to the Resulting situation after the triggering triggering transaction transaction Number of Number of Number of Number of voting % of voting Shares Voting shares rights rights Rights Direct Indirect Direct Indirect 13,589,991 13,589,991 14,144,478 14,144,478 6.45% B. Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting financial date Conversion Period/ rights that may rights instrument Date be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ -- converted Total (A B) Number of voting rights % of voting rights 14,144,478 6.45% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/ or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: 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: Karen Paine 15. Contact telephone number: 0131 718 0414 END This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END