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Monday 16 August, 2004

Whatman PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Whatman PLC
16 August 2004


                           SCHEDULE 10
 
             NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     WHATMAN PLC


2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     SCHRODERS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 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

     NON-BENEFICIAL


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

     SCHRODER UNIT TRUSTS LTD                         11,703,071

     SCHRODER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT NORTH AMERICA LTD  3,637,500

     BRITISH COAL STAFF SUPERANNUATION                 4,368,469

     CHASE NOMINEES LTD                                1,129,698

     NORTRUST NOMINEES LTD                             1,000,000

     MINEWORKERS' PENSION SCHEME                       4,873,698

     MORGAN NOMINEES LTD                                  89,000


5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     -


6)   Percentage of issued Class

     -

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     239,527

8)   Percentage of issued Class

     0.187%

9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY 1P


10)  Date of transaction

     NOT KNOWN


11)  Date company informed

     16.8.2004


12)  Total holding following this notification

     26,801,436

               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     20.924%


14)  Any additional information
    
     -


15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     0208 326 1743


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


     Date of Notification     16.8.2004


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