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Monday 02 February, 2004

Vernalis PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Vernalis PLC
02 February 2004


                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1. Name of company
Vernalis plc

2. Name of shareholder having a major interest
INVESCO UK ICVC


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
Notification is in respect of beneficial interest

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

5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired
300,000

6. Percentage of issued class
0.21 per cent

7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed
N/a

8. Percentage of issued class
N/a

9. Class of security
Ordinary 5p shares

10. Date of transaction
30 January 2004

11. Date company informed
2 February 2004

12. Total holding following this notification
20,095,629 shares

13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification
14.14 per cent (based on issued share capital of 142,126,883 Ordinary 5p shares)

14. Any additional information
Notification given by AMVESCAP PLC as agent for the ICVC named above. This
shareholding is included in AMVESCAP's 29.06 per cent holding of Vernalis plc
shares, as disclosed by AMVESCAP under SARs Rule 3 on 2 February 2004.

15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries
Stephen Powers, 0118 989 9336

16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making
this notification
Tony Weir, Chief Financial Officer

Date of notification
2 February 2004

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