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Ottakar's PLC (OKR)

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Tuesday 08 May, 2001

Ottakar's PLC

Holding in Company

Ottakar's PLC
4 May 2001

Letter to Ottakar's plc

                                                      23 April 2001

OTTAKAR'S PLC (THE 'COMPANY') - SEDOL 0265188

This notification supersedes our previous notification to you dated 15 February
2001.

This notification relates to issued ordinary shares of 5p each in the capital
(the 'shares') and is given in fulfilment of the obligations imposed by sections
198 to 202 of the Companies Act 1985 (the 'Act').

1.  Notification on behalf of Morley Fund Management Limited (a subsidiary of   
    CGNU plc).

1.1 We hereby notify you on behalf of Morley Fund Management Limited that       
    immediately after the time when the obligation to make this notification,
    arose Morley Fund Management Limited were interested in 989,733 shares.

1.2 The identity of the registered holders of the shares to which this
    notification relates and the number of shares held by each of them are set  
    out in the attached Appendix: Morley Fund Management Limited.

2.  Notification on behalf of CGNU plc.

2.1 We hereby notify you on behalf of CGNU plc that immediately after the time  
    when the obligation to make this notification arose CGNU plc were interested
    in 989,733 shares giving the CGNU group a total percentage interest in the  
    shares of 4.92%.

2.2 The identity of the registered holders of the shares to which this          
    notification relates and the number of shares held by each of them are set  
    out in the attached Appendix: CGNU plc.

If you require further information as to which companies in the CGNU group hold
interests in the shares (by virtue of s.203 of the Act) please submit a written
request and we will be happy to supply this information.

We are only required to notify interests which are defined as material interests
when the holding is equal to 3% or more of the Company's relevant share capital.
The term material interests exclude certain categories where we do not hold a
beneficial interest, for example where the shares are held in an Authorised Unit
Trust Scheme or Open Ended Investment Company.  Holdings in those categories are
therefore not included in the holding notified under this letter.  If you wish
us to confirm the level of holdings in these categories, please let us know.

From CGNU plc

APPENDIX: MORLEY FUND MANAGEMENT LIMITED

REGISTERED HOLDERS                                 NUMBER OF SHARES HELD

BNY Norwich Union Nominees Ltd                     558,339    (Material)

Chase GA Group Nominees Ltd                        431,394    (Material)

TOTAL PERCENTAGE INTEREST OF MORLEY FUND MANAGEMENT LIMITED:   4.92% 
ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL ON WHICH THIS NOTIFICATION IS BASED:      20,120,869.



APPENDIX: CGNU PLC

REGISTERED HOLDERS                                 NUMBER OF SHARES HELD

BNY Norwich Union Nominees Ltd                     558,339    (Material)

Chase GA Group Nominees Ltd                        431,394    (Material)

TOTAL PERCENTAGE INTEREST OF CGNU PLC: 4.92%
ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL ON WHICH THIS NOTIFICATION IS BASED:  20,120,869.