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Friday 15 March, 2002

Xansa PLC

Director Shareholding

Xansa PLC
15 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 15 March
2002 for the purposes of Section 329 of the Companies Act 1985 that the trustee
of the Xansa Employee Trust (the "Trust") has transferred 17,543 of the
Company's ordinary shares of 5 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") to participants
exercising options granted under the Company's ShareSave Scheme. The Ordinary
Shares were transferred by Xansa Employee Trust Company Limited as trustee of
the Trust and 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.

1. Mr G R Dunn, an executive director of the Company is also a director of Xansa
   Employee Trust Company Limited.

2. Transactions notified on 15 March 2002 in relation to the Trust and the Xansa
   QUEST.

Scheme       Date of Transaction      Number of Ordinary       Option Price of
                                      Shares Transferred       Ordinary Shares

ShareSave       15.03.02                    17,543                   £2.23



The Company further announces that it received notification on 15 March 2002
that Xansa Employee Trust Company Limited had purchased 14,064 of the Company's
Ordinary Shares on 15 March 2002 at £2.82 each.

The total holding of the Trust and the Xansa QUEST amounts to 37,699,032
Ordinary Shares (Trust: 24,426,692 and Xansa QUEST: 13,272,340).


15 March 2002



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