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Wednesday 16 August, 2006

Hanson PLC

Transaction in Own Shares

Hanson PLC
16 August 2006

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 from Hoare Govett Limited's affiliate, ABN AMRO, Bank
N.V., London Branch.

Date of purchase: 16 August 2006

Number of ordinary shares purchased: 75,000

Volume weighted average price paid per share: 660.00p

Hanson intends to hold the purchased shares in treasury.

Following the purchase of these shares, Hanson holds 24,395,000 of its ordinary
shares in treasury and has 712,573,849 ordinary shares in issue (excluding
treasury shares).

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

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

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