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Wednesday 06 June, 2007

BRIT Ins Hldgs

Transaction in Own Shares

BRIT Insurance Holdings PLC
06 June 2007

6 June 2007

Brit Insurance Holdings PLC

Transaction in own shares

Brit Insurance Holdings PLC ("the Company"), the UK-domiciled international
general insurer and reinsurer, announces that in accordance with paragraph
12.4.6R of the Listing Rules and paragraph 5.5.1R of the Disclosure and
Transparency Rules it has today purchased 300,000 Ordinary Shares of 75p each at
an average price of 346.48 pence per share.

The highest price and lowest price paid for these shares were 350.00 pence and
340.00 pence respectively.  The purchased shares will all be held as Treasury

Following the above purchase, the Company holds 7,745,000 Ordinary Shares in
Treasury. The number of Ordinary Shares purchased represents 2.35% of the voting
rights attributable to the total Ordinary Shares in issue prior to such

The Company has 322,019,397 Ordinary Shares in issue (excluding Treasury

The above figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the
calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their
interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Disclosure
and Transparency Rules.

For enquiries:

Peter Goddard

Brit Insurance Holdings PLC

Company Secretary

Tel: 020 7984 8741

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