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Tuesday 06 November, 2001

Surfcontrol PLC

Holding in Company

Surfcontrol PLC
6 November 2001



NOTIFICATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 198 TO 202 -- UK COMPANIES ACT

1. Company in which shares are held:     SURFCONTROL PLC

2. Notifiable Interest:     ORDINARY SHARES

           Fidelity International Limited (FIL)
           P.O. BOX HM 670
           Hamilton HMCX, Bermuda

           Parent holding company for various direct and indirect subsidiaries,
           including Fidelity Investment Services Ltd (FISL), and Fidelity      
           Pension Management (FPM), investment managers for various non-US     
           investment companies and institutional clients. (See Schedule A for  
           listing of Registered Shareholders and their holdings).

3.     The notifiable interests also comprise the notifiable interest of

           Mr Edward C Johnson 3d
           82 Devonshire Street
           Boston, MA 02109

           Principal shareholder of Fidelity International Limited.

4.     The notifiable interests include interest held on behalf of authorized
       unit trust schemes in the U.K., notwithstanding the exemption from 
       reporting pursuant to Section 209 (1)(h) of the Companies Act 1985.

5.     These notifications of disclosable interests constitute separate
       notifications of interest in the shares and are combined solely for 
       the purposes of clarity. Nothing herein should be taken to indicate 
       that Fidelity International Limited and its direct and indirect 
       subsidiaries or Mr Edward C Johnson 3d act as a group or in concert 
       in respect of the disclosed interests, or that they are required to 
       submit these notifications on a joint basis.

6.     The disclosable interests arise under section 208(4)(b) of the Act,
       namely where a person, not being the registered holder, is entitled
       to exercise a right conferred by the holding of the shares or to 
       control the exercise of such rights, or under section 203 of the Act
       respectively.


SCHEDULE A

SECURITY:    SURFCONTROL PLC                            Amendment No 4


                      SHARES HELD   MANAGEMENT   NOMINEE/REGISTERED
                                     COMPANY     NAME

(ORDINARY SHARES)

                        1,052,600      FISL      CLYDESDALE BANK (HEAD OFFICE)
                                                 NOMINEES LIMITED
                          198,400      FPM       CHASE NOMINEES LTD
                          187,600      FPM       BANKERS TRUST
                           14,100      FPM       MSS NOMINEES LTD 
                           24,920      FIL       HSBC
                          518,010      FIL       MSS NOMINEES LTD
                           65,500      FIL       NORTRUST NOMINEES LTD
                            8,300      FIL       BANK OF NEW YORK- BRUSSELS
                           28,100      FIL       BT GLOBENET NOMINEES LTD
                           82,600      FIL       RBS TRUST BANK 
                           15,260      FIL       BANKERS TRUST
                          176,100      FIL       CHASE NOMINEES LTD
                           20,390      FIL       NORTHERN TRUST COMPANY
                           47,800      FIL       CITIBANK 



TOTAL ORDINARY SHARES:  2,439,680

CURRENT OWNERSHIP 
PERCENTAGE:                  8.07%

SHARES IN ISSUE:       30,243,325

CHANGE IN HOLDINGS 
SINCE LAST FILING:      + 296,400 ORDINARY SHARES