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Diagonal PLC (DIA)

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Wednesday 07 May, 2003

Diagonal PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Diagonal PLC
7 May 2003

                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     DIAGONAL PLC

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS LTD

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

     SEE 2 ABOVE

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

     HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS LTD

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     -
     
6)   (N/A%) of issued Class


7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     170,000

8)   (0.19%) of issued Class


9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY SHARES OF 10P EACH

10)  Date of transaction

     6 MAY 2003

11)  Date company informed

     7 MAY 2003

12)  Total holding following this notification

     10,652,945
                    
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     11.92%

14)  Any additional information

     N/A

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     IAN FARRELLY 
     COMPANY SECRETARY
     01252 733 711

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

     Date of Notification      7TH MAY 2003





Letter to: Diagonal Plc
Dated 7th May 2003


This is to advise you, in accordance with Section 198 of the Companies Act 1985,
(as amended by Section 134 of the 1989 Act), that Henderson Global Investors and
its associated companies (acting as agent for its discretionary clients) now 
hold (either directly or indirectly) 10,652,945 ordinary 10p shares in Diagonal 
Plc which represent 11.92% of the issued share capital.

This disclosure follows the sale of 170,000 ordinary 10p shares in Diagonal
Plc on 6th May 2003 for Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust whom now
hold 2,530,000 shares which represents 2.83% of the issued share capital.


From: Henderson Global Investors Limited


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