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Friday 07 November, 2003

SVB Holdings PLC

Holding(s) in Company

SVB Holdings PLC
07 November 2003





                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES




1)   Name of company

     SVB Holdings PLC

2)   Name of shareholder having a major interest

     Caledonia Investments 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 above

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


     Caledonia Investments plc



5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired

     2,000,000



6)   Percentage of issued class

     0.546%


7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     Not applicable


8)   Percentage of issued class


     Not applicable


9)   Class of security

     Ordinary shares of 10p each

10)  Date of transaction

     6th November  2003


11)  Date company informed

     6th November  2003


12)  Total notifiable holding following this notification

     19,300,000

13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


     5.271%


14)  Any additional information

     By virtue of the provisions of Section 203 of the Companies Act 1985 The
     Cayzer Trust Company Limited, a substantial shareholder in Caledonia
     Investments plc, is also deemed to be interested in the above mentioned
     shares.

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     T J Furmston - 020 7903 7303

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



       M J Turvey

Group Legal Counsel and Company Secretary


Date of notification 7th November 2003




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