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Wednesday 05 October, 2005

Hanson PLC

Transaction in Own Shares

Hanson PLC
05 October 2005

Hanson PLC, the international heavy building materials producer, announces that
it has purchased the following number of its ordinary shares of £0.10 each on
the London Stock Exchange via ABN AMRO.

Date of purchase: 5 October 2005

Number of ordinary shares purchased: 325,000

Volume weighted average price paid per share: 586.74p

Hanson intends to hold the purchased shares in treasury.

Following the purchase of these shares, Hanson holds 8,200,000 of its ordinary
shares in treasury and has 728,768,849 ordinary shares in issue (excluding
treasury shares).

Inquiries: Nick Swift
Hanson PLC
Tel: +44 (0)20 7245 1245

Jeremy Thompson
ABN AMRO Hoare Govett
Tel: +44 (0)20 7678 8000

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