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Monday 19 February, 2001

Sema PLC

Holding in Company

Sema  PLC
19 February 2001


Sema plc
19 February 2001


Sema plc ('the Company')


The Company received a notification on 16 February 2001, pursuant to Section
198 of the Companies Act 1985 (the 'Act'), from, UBS Warburg, 'UBSW', a
business group of UBS AG, which stated that it had, as of the close of
business on 14 February 2001, an interest in 33,299,311 Ordinary shares of
Sema  plc, representing 5.42 per cent of the issued share capital of the
Company.


These interests are held by UBSW as beneficial owner in the ordinary course of
its trading activities and include 24,245,000 Ordinary Shares (3.94 per cent)
held for hedging purposes in relation to contracts for difference entered into
with clients and an interest of 10,410,000 Ordinary Shares (1.69 per cent) in
relation to options held pursuant to the Act.


Holdings of the Ordinary shares are registered or will be registered in the
name of Apollo Nominees Ltd.


19 February 2001


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