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Friday 10 September, 2004

D.F.S. Furniture Co.

Holding(s) in Company

D.F.S. Furniture Company PLC
10 September 2004


                           SCHEDULE 10
 
             NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     DFS FURNITURE COMPANY PLC


2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC


3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

     

4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.

     SEE BELOW


5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     N/A


6)   Percentage of issued Class

     N/A


7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     N/A


8)   Percentage of issued Class

     N/A


9)   Class of security

     5P ORDINARY SHARES


10)  Date of transaction

     NOT KNOWN


11)  Date company informed

     10.9.04


12)  Total holding following this notification

     3,308,118

               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     3.07%


14)  Any additional information

     N/A


15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     B. TODHUNTER
     01302 330365


16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification

     Date of Notification 

     10 SEPTEMBER 2004


Letter to DFS Furniture Company plc
Dated 9th September 2004

UK COMPANIES ACT 1985 - SECTIONS 198-203 - DFS Furniture Company plc (the 
'Company')

This notification relates to issued ordinary shares of the Company ('shares') 
and is given in fulfilment of the obligations imposed by sections 198 to 203 of 
the Companies Act 1985 (the 'Act').

We hereby notify you that on 07 September 2004, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 
('GS Inc') of 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, USA, was interested, by 
attribution only, in a total of 3,308,118 shares.

Of these 3,308,118 shares:

     a   The interest in 2,000 shares arose front an interest held by Goldman, 
         Sachs & Co, a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of GS Inc, acting as 
         custodian for its customers. These shares are, or will be, registered 
         in the name of Goldman Sachs Securities (Nominees), Limited.

     b   The interest in 3,306,118 shares arose from a beneficial interest held 
         by Goldman Sachs International, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of 
         GS Inc. These shares are, or will be, registered at CREST in account 
         CREPTEMP.


Letter from The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.


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