The Rank Group Plc - Notification of Major Interest in Shares

Maidenhead, LA (PressExposure) December 17, 2008 -- On 12 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%.


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 Limite 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

Notes To Editors This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

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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Press Release Submitted On: December 12, 2008 at 7:31 am
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