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Friday 14 January, 2005

Wolv.& Dudley Brews.

Holding(s) in Company

Wolverhampton& Dudley Breweries PLC
14 January 2005


                           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.

     -

6)   Percentage of issued Class
     -

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed
      UNDISCLOSED

8)   Percentage of issued Class
      UNDISCLOSED

9)   Class of security

      ORDINARY

10)  Date of transaction

      14.01.05

11)  Date company informed

     14.01.05

12)  Total holding following this notification

      3,433,306
               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

      4.48%

14)  Any additional information

     -

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     ANNE-MARIE BRENNAN

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

     Date of Notification ....14/01/2005..........


We act as an Investment Manager for a number of commingled funds. In acting
for our Clients, we are given full discretion over the investment, and are
empowered to vote on their behalf. However, we do not act as their Custodian,
and therefore shares are not held in our name, but in the nominee name of
their Custodian Bank.


Recent purchases/sales of shares in your company by ourselves, on behalf of our
clients, have resulted in our having control over the following shares (also
see below);

SILCHESTER                                                             3,433,306 

Our records show that you have the following shares in that class:


WOLVERHAMPTON & DUDLEY BREWERIES                                      76,639,523


For your information only, we exercise control over 4.48% of the shares of that 
class and, of that, one of our client's controls 2.97%.



Company:
WOLVERHAMPTON & DUDLEY BREWERIES

Share Class:
ORDINARY

Issued Shares:
76,639,523

SII Ownership:
3,433,306

% of Shares
4.48

SII Account                                   Nominee      Silchester        Silchester Current   % Holding at
                                                         Voting Authority      Share Holding       Fund Level

Silchester International Investors 
International Value Equity Group Trust        Northern
c/o Silchester International Investors Inc.   Trust Co       YES                    879,358             1.15

Silchester International Investors Tobacco
Free International Value Equity Trust         Northern 
c/o Silchester International Investors, Inc.  Trust Co       YES                    159,709             0.21

Silchester International Investors 
International Value Equity Trust              Northern 
c/o Silchester International Investors, Inc.  Trust Co       YES                  2,273,428             2.97

The callern Trust                             Northern
c/o The Bank of Bermuda Limited               Trust Co       YES                    120,811             0.16

                                          
TOTAL                                                                             3,433,306
      


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