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Thursday 22 August, 2002

Westbury PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Westbury PLC
22 August 2002




LETTER TO WESTBURY PLC - DATED 21 AUGUST 2002


10p ORDINARY SHARES ("SHARES")

We write to advise you that we, Schroder Investment Management Limited, have an 
interest in 12,684,218 shares which are held in portfolios managed by us on a    
discretionary basis for clients under investment management agreements.  

Included in this figure are:- 

(i)   3,007,856 shares held in (a) unit trust(s) operated and managed by 
      an affiliated company, Schroder Unit Trusts Limited (SUTL)and registered
      or to be registered in the name of Chase Nominees Limited,

(ii)  4,439,500 shares registered or to be registered in the name of our 
      wholly-owned subsidiary nominee company, Schroder Nominees Limited
      (Schroder Nominees),

(iii) 5,236,862 shares neither registered nor to be registered in the name of
      Schroder Nominees Limited. The registration details are shown the 
      schedule below. 

An affiliated company, Schroder Investment North America Inc (SIMNA Inc), is 
managing (a) portfolio(s) on a discretionary basis holding a further 205,000 
shares.  These shares are registered or to be registered in the name of Chase 
Nominees Limited.

We believe that we and our affiliated companies are therefore interested in an 
overall aggregate of 12,889,218 shares, representing some 11.34% of the total 
number of shares in issue, namely 113,684,775 shares.  

This notification is made to you: 

(a) in respect of our interest as investment managers,

(b) on behalf of SUTL and SIMNA Inc in relation to the interests they are 
    treated as having respectively under the Companies Act 1985 (the Act), and  

(c) on behalf of Schroders plc., our holding company, which is treated as 
    having an interest in all of the above shares under the Act by virtue of
    its ownership of SIMNA Inc, SUTL and ourselves. 


FROM SCHRODER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED


                            10p ORDINARY SHARES 

                                 SCHEDULE 

REGISTRATION                                                       AMOUNT 

RBSTB Nominees Limited                                            348,000
RBSTB Nominees Limited a/c: ESPSBEB                               200,000
Mellon Trust                                                      503,900
MSS Nominees Limited a/c: 756593                                  145,000
MSS Nominees Limited a/c: 809803                                  232,025
MSS Nominees Limited a/c: 831286                                1,580,437
Morgan Nominees Limited                                           114,000
Morgan Nominees Limited a/c: A                                     14,500
Morgan Nominees Limited a/c: B                                    400,000
Nortrust Nominees Limited                                         912,000
Nortrust Nominees Limited a/c: SRC13                               61,000
Nortrust Nominees Limited a/c: GWPPMPS                            176,000
Nortrust Nominees Limited a/c: GWPPCIF                            550,000
                                                                ---------
                                                                5,236,862
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