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Friday 31 December, 2004

Wolv.& Dudley Brews.

Holding(s) in Company

Wolverhampton& Dudley Breweries PLC
31 December 2004


                           SCHEDULE 10
 
             NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     THE WOLVERHAMPTON & DUDLEY BREWERIES PLC


2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     SILCHESTER INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS LIMITED


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 2


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

     SEE BELOW


5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     N/A


6)   Percentage of issued Class

     N/A

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     100,000

8)   Percentage of issued Class

     0.14%

9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY SHARES

     
10)  Date of transaction

     30 DECEMBER 04


11)  Date company informed

     31 DECEMBER 04


12)  Total holding following this notification

     4,094,856

               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     5.63%


14)  Any additional information




15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     LESLIE PORTER
     01902 329536


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


     Date of Notification    31 DECEMBER 2004

COMPANY:

WOLVERHAMPTON & DUDLEY BREWERIES

SHARE CLASS:

ORDINARY

ISSUED SHARES:

72,772,467

SII OWNERSHIP:

4,094,856

% OF SHARES

5.63

SII ACCOUNT                                   NOMINEE              SILCHESTER      SILCHESTER CURRENT     % HOLDING AT
                                                               VOTING AUTHORITY      SHARE HOLDING          FUND LEVEL


SILCHESTER INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS 
INTERNATIONAL VALUE EQUITY GROUP TRUST        NORTHERN TRUST CO       YES                   1,004,358             1.38

SILCHESTER INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS
TOBACCO FREE INTERNATIONAL VALUE
EQUITY TRUST                                  NORTHERN TRUST CO       YES                     193,709             0.27

SILCHESTER INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS 
INTERNATIONAL VALUE EQUITY TRUST              NORTHERN TRUST CO       YES                   2,764,978             3.80

THE CALLOWS TRUST                             NORTHERN TRUST CO       YES                     131,811             0.18

TOTAL                                                                                       4,094,856

                      This information is provided by RNS
            The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

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