5 March 2002
TO: Regulatory News Service
The London Stock Exchange
Re: Chapter 16, Paragraph 13 of CONTINUING OBLIGATIONS
Xansa plc (the "Company") announces that it received notification on 5 March
2002 for the purposes of Section 329 of the Companies Act 1985 that Xansa
Employee Trust Company Limited had purchased 19,335 of the Company's ordinary
shares of 5 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") on 5 March 2002 at £3.08 each.
1. Mr G R Dunn, an executive director of the Company, is also a
director of Xansa Employee Trust Company Limited.
2. The Xansa Employee Trust Company Limited is trustee of both the
Xansa Employee Trust (the "Trust") and the Xansa QUEST. The Trust and
the Xansa Quest are discretionary trusts for the benefit of employees of
the Company and its subsidiaries, which operate in conjunction with the
Company's ShareSave Scheme and All Employee Share Option Scheme
(together the "Schemes") and hold Ordinary Shares to satisfy existing
options granted under the Schemes. The total holding of the Trust and
the Xansa QUEST amounts to 37,762,053 Ordinary Shares (Trust: 24,433,137
and the Xansa QUEST 13,328,916).
5 March 2002
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