15 March 2001
Sema plc ('the Company')
The Company received a notification on 15 March 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, as at close of business on 12 March 2001,
it had an interest in 31,758,436 Ordinary Shares in Sema plc, representing
5.17 per cent of the issued share capital.
These interests are held by UBSW as beneficial owner in the ordinary course of
its trading activities and include 30,131,688 Ordinary Shares (4.91 per cent)
held for hedging purposes in relation to contracts for difference entered into
Holdings of the Ordinary shares are registered or will be registered in the
name of Apollo Nominees Ltd.