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Thursday 21 August, 2003

Kidde PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Kidde PLC
21 August 2003


                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1) Name of company

Kidde plc

2) Name of shareholder having a major interest

Barclays PLC

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

As in 2 above

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

Barclays Global Investors NA                                         8,974,071
Barclays Global Investors Ltd                                       20,950,635
Barclays Bank Trust Co Ltd                                              19,961
Barclays Private Bank and Trust Ltd                                         29
Barclays Global Fund Advisors                                          162,718
Barclays Global Investors Japan Trust & Banking                        936,916
Barclays Life Assurance Co Ltd                                       1,219,660
Barclays Nikko Global Investors Ltd                                    283,617
Barclays Capital Securities ltd                                        100,000
Barclays Private Bank Ltd                                               14,288
Barclays Global Investors Australia Ltd                                210,060
                                                                    32,871,955



5) Number of shares/amount of stock acquired

-

6) Percentage of issued class

-

7) Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

-
8) Percentage of issued class

-

9) Class of security

Ordinary shares of 10p each

10) Date of transaction

-

11) Date company informed

21 August 2003

12) Total holding following this notification

32,871,955

13) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

3.953%

14) Any additional information


15) Name of contact and telephone number for queries

Diane Quinlan, Company Secretary, Kidde plc, 01753 766338

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

Diane Quinlan, Company Secretary

Date of notification: 21 August 2003







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