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Tuesday 08 August, 2000

Xenova Group PLC

Result of EGM

Xenova Group PLC
8 August 2000

  Not for release, publication or distribution in or into the United States,
              Canada, Australia, the Republic of Ireland or Japan

                               Xenova Group plc
                       Announcement of the result of the
               Extraordinary General Meeting in relation to the
                  Placing and Open Offer of 2,885,108 Units,
             each Unit comprising 5 Ordinary Shares and 4 Warrants
                             at 345 pence per Unit

Slough, UK, 8 August, 2000 - The board of Xenova Group plc announces that at
an Extraordinary General Meeting held at 10.00 a.m. today a special resolution
was passed enabling the Placing and Open Offer to proceed.  It is expected
that the new Ordinary Shares and Warrants, the subject of the Placing and Open
Offer, will be admitted to the Official List, and that separate dealings in
the new Ordinary Shares and the Warrants will commence on the London Stock
Exchange at 8.00 a.m. on 9 August 2000.


Xenova Group plc
David A Oxlade, Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Abrams, Group Finance Director
Hilary Reid Evans, Head of Corporate Communications
Tel:  01753 706600

Nomura International plc
David Porter
Tel:  020 7521 2000

Financial Dynamics
David Yates/Sophie Pender-Cudlip
Tel:  020 7831 3113

This announcement has been approved for the purposes of Section 57 of the
Financial Services Act 1986 by Nomura International plc ('Nomura
International'), which is regulated by The Securities and Futures Authority
Limited.  Nomura International is acting as financial adviser to and sponsor
of Xenova Group plc in relation to the Placing and Open Offer and no one else
and will not be responsible to anyone other than Xenova Group plc for
providing the protections afforded to customers of Nomura International nor
for providing advice in relation to the Placing and Open Offer.

This document does not constitute, or form part of, any offer of, or
solicitation of an offer for, securities.  Any acquisition of, or application
for, Units in the proposed Placing and Open Offer should be made only on the
basis of information contained in the prospectus issued in connection with the
Placing and Open Offer.