25 May 2004
Letter to Surfcontrol plc
Re: Notification concerning interests in shares of surfcontrol plc
Wellington Management Company, LLP ("Wellington Management") is registered as an
investment adviser with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and
acts as discretionary investment manager on behalf of various separate (the
"Accounts") that hold an interest in shares of the Company. Wellington
Management's interest in the shares is as an investment manager, as is mentioned
in Section 205(5) of the Companies Act 1985 (the "Act"). The Accounts do not act
as a group nor do they act in concert with respect to the interests in shares.
Wellington Management acquired the interests in shares for the Accounts in its
capacity as discretionary investment manager to, and solely for the benefit of,
the Accounts, and the interests were acquired solely for investment purposes.
The shares are registered in the name of the Accounts or the Accounts'
custodians or nominees according to their respective holdings.
Wellington Management as discretionary investment manager on behalf of the
Accounts has purchased, in the aggregate, an interest within the meaning of
Sections 203 and 208 of the Act, in 1,034,522 ordinary shares, or 3.34% of the
shares outstanding of the Company. Therefore, Wellington Management hereby gives
notice to the Company of such interest in shares, pursuant to the provisions of
Sections 198(1) and 208(4)(B) of the Act.
This notice is given in fulfillment of, and for the express purpose of
discharging the obligations imposed on us by, Sections 198(1) and 208(4)(B) of
the Act and arising out of the circumstances referred to in paragraph 2.
Letter from Wellington Management Company, LLP
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