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Wednesday 12 January, 2005

Whatman PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Whatman PLC
12 January 2005


                                  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 8,830,000
Schroder Investment Management North America Ltd 3,200,000
British Coal Staff Superannuation 3,400,000
Chase Nominees Ltd 988,030
Nortrust Nominees Ltd 700,000
Mineworker's Pension Scheme 3,800,000
...............................................................

5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired
-
...............................................................

6. Percentage of issued class
-
...............................................................

7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed
1,250,000
...............................................................

8. Percentage of issued class
0.968%
...............................................................

9. Class of security
Ordinary 1p
...............................................................

10. Date of transaction
Not known
...............................................................

11. Date company informed
11 January 2005
...............................................................

12. Total holding following this notification
20,918,030
...............................................................

13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification
16.204%
...............................................................

14. Any additional information
-
...............................................................

15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries
John Simmonds, Company Secretary
0208 326 1740
...............................................................

16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making
this notification
John Simmonds, Company Secretary
...............................................................

Date of notification
12 January 2005
...............................................................

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