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Thursday 07 February, 2008

Shaftesbury PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Shaftesbury PLC
07 February 2008


Shaftesbury PLC


NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


Shaftesbury PLC announces that on 7 February 2008, it received the Notification
of Major Interests in Shares set out below.


Penny Thomas

Company Secretary

Shaftesbury PLC

020 7333 8118

7 February 2008



TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares



1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of         Shaftesbury PLC
existing shares to which voting rights are attached:


2. Reason for notification (yes/no)
                                                                                        

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                   Yes


An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition
of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached


An event changing the breakdown of voting rights


Other (please specify):______________


3. Full name of person(s) subject to notification    MF Global UK Limited
obligation:


4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from    N/A
3):


5. Date of transaction (and date on which the        06/02/08
threshold is crossed or reached if different):


6. Date on which issuer notified:                    07/02/08


7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:      6



8: Notified Details                                  6.19

A: Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of    Situation previous to the Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
shares           triggering transaction
                 Number of    Number of    Number of    Number of voting rights Percentage of voting
If possible use  shares       voting       shares                               rights
ISIN code                     rights
                                                        Direct      Indirect    Direct       Indirect

GB0007990962     6,771,169    6,771,169    8,368,512    8,368,512               8,368,512
                                  



B: Financial Instruments


Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial    Expiration date      Exercise/ conversion No. of voting rights  Percentage of voting
instrument                                period/date          that may be acquired  rights
                                                               (if the instrument
                                                               exercised/converted)




Total (A+B)


Number of voting rights                              Percentage of voting rights


8,368,512                                            6.19%



9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and /or the financial instruments are effectively
held, if applicable:



Proxy Voting:


10. Name of proxy holder:


11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease
to hold:


12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold
voting rights:




13. Additional information:


14 Contact name:                                       A Jarrett


15. Contact telephone name:                            Tr1@mfglobal.com


For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website.


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