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Wednesday 27 March, 2002

Woolworths Group PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Woolworths Group PLC
26 March 2002

                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     WOOLWORTHS GROUP PLC

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

     NON-BENEFICIAL

4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.

     SEE SCHEDULE BELOW

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     11,691,116

6)   ( 0.83 %) of issued Class


7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     N/A


8)   ( N/A %) of issued Class


9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY SHARES OF 12.5p EACH


10)  Date of transaction

     NOT STATED


11)  Date company informed

     26/03/02


12)  Total holding following this notification

     126,844,943
               

13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     9.01%


14)  Any additional information



15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     JONATHAN BLOOM 0207 706 5033

16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification


     Date of Notification ...26 MARCH 2002.....................


Schedule A
                                                            Amendment 10
Security: Woolworths Group Plc

(Ordinary Shares)
                              MANAGEMENT 
                 SHARES HELD   COMPANY    NOMINEE/REGISTERED NAME
 
         
                  46,291,260     FISL     Chase Nominees Ltd
                   2,314,353      FPM     RBS Trust Bank
                   1,164,000      FPM     Citibank
                     397,900      FPM     Nortrust Nominees Ltd
                     427,700      FPM     BT Globenet Nominees Ltd
                     422,700      FPM     MSS Nominees Ltd
                   1,593,100      FPM     Chase Nominees Ltd
                   1,647,300      FPM     HSBC Client Holdings Nominee (UK) 
                                          Limited
                   2,251,796      FPM     Bank of New York Europe
                   3,201,000      FPM     Bankers Trust
                     542,330      FPM     Bank of New York London
                   1,738,600      FIL     MSS Nominees Ltd
                     303,600      FIL     Chase Nominees Ltd
                   1,088,170      FIL     Bankers Trust
                   9,120,900      FIL     RBS Trust Bank
                   4,082,400      FIL     Nortrust Nominees Ltd
                   1,675,900      FIL     State Street Nominees Ltd
                   1,556,600      FIL     Morgan Stanley
                   9,567,200      FIL     Northern Trust
                     483,300      FIL     Citibank
                   3,394,600      FIL     Bank of New York Europe
                      22,882      FIL     JP Morgan
                   1,599,952      FIL     Chase Manhattan Bank London
                     957,400      FIL     Northern Trust
                  31,000,000      FIL     HSBC Client Holdings Nominee (UK) 
                                          Limited

 
Total Ordinary Shares                    126,844,943  

Current ownership percentage:            9.01%

Shares in issue:                         1,407,067,332
 
Change in holdings since last filing.    +11,691,116 ordinary shares


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