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Monday 08 July, 2002

Oxford Glycosciences

Holding(s) in Company

Oxford Glycosciences PLC
8 July 2002

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

Oxford GlycoSciences Plc

On 8 July 2002 the Company was informed that on 5 July 2002 Amvescap plc
purchased 887,832 shares (representing 1.59% of the Company's issued share
capital), bringing its total holding to 9,424,621 shares (representing 16.92% of
the Company's issued share capital). The registered holders are set out below:

Vidacos Nominees Limited                          7,281,685
Chase Nominees Limited                              524,079
HSBC Nominees Limited                             1,088,889
Northern Trust Nominees Limited                     284,644
Bank of New York Nominees Limited                   245,324

The Company was further advised that the above holding includes the following
notifiable holdings: INVESCO Perpetual Income Fund holds 2,226,621 shares
(3.998%) and INVESCO Perpetual UK Growth Fund holds 2,306,644 shares (4.14%),
both registered in the name of Vidacos Nominees Limited.

Name of contact and telephone number for queries

Richard Stephens 01235 208021

Name of authorised company official responsible for making this notification

John Ilett - Company Secretary

Date of notification 8 July 2002



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