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Spectris PLC (SXS)

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Wednesday 13 February, 2008

Spectris PLC

Transaction in Own Shares

Spectris PLC
13 February 2008



Spectris plc: Transaction in own shares

Pursuant to the regulatory announcement made by Spectris plc on 30 November 2007
that it intends to undertake additional share repurchases under its share
buy-back programme, Spectris plc announces that, on 13 February 2008, it
purchased 50,000 of its 5p ordinary shares at a volume weighted average price
paid per share of 702.77p. Spectris plc purchased these shares via Hoare Govett
Limited's affiliate, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., London Branch.

The highest price paid per share was 705p, and the lowest price paid was 698p.

Spectris plc has purchased, to date, 10,194,500 of its own shares since making
an initial announcement concerning the buyback on 23 February 2007. The shares
purchased are held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, Spectris
plc holds 9,593,384 shares in treasury. The balance of the purchased shares has
been used to satisfy share option exercises under Spectris plc's share option
schemes.

The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares) is
115,411,739.



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