13 May 2003
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 12 May 2003
for the purposes of Section 329 of the Companies Act 1985 that Xansa Trustee
Company Limited, trustee of the Inland Revenue approved Xansa All Employee Share
Ownership Plan ('AESOP') had purchased 218,227 of the Company's ordinary shares
of 5 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") on 12 May 2003 at 81 pence each. The
Ordinary Shares had been purchased under the "Partnership" shares section of the
AESOP from funds received from participating eligible employees.
Under the terms of the AESOP, "Partnership" shares are matched on a 1:1 basis
with "Matching" shares provided out of the AESOP Trust. The Trust is a
discretionary trust for the benefit of employees of the Company and its
subsidiaries, which operates in conjunction with the Company's AESOP and holds
Ordinary Shares purchased by employees under the "Partnership" and "Matching"
shares section of AESOP as well as holding Ordinary Shares required for "
The directors named below were allocated 308 Ordinary Shares each (154 "
Partnership" shares and 154 "Matching" shares) having elected to participate in
As a consequence the beneficial and non-beneficial interests in Ordinary Shares
(excluding options) of the directors listed below have increased to:
Name: Ordinary Shares
Mr A R Cox: 36,675
Mrs H M Cropper: 4,697,335
Mr P R Gill: 20,670
Mr S R Weston: 12,307
Mr A L Wood: 2,023,123
The total holding of the AESOP Trust amounts to 13,898,175 Ordinary Shares.
13 May 2003
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