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Thursday 05 May, 2005

Whatman PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Whatman PLC
05 May 2005


                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1. Name of company

Whatman plc
...............................................................

2. Name of shareholder having a major interest

Fidelity Investments
...............................................................

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

FMR Corp. 535,200
Fidelity International Limited (FIL) 3,682,854
...............................................................

5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired

First notification of reportable holding
...............................................................

6. Percentage of issued class

3.26%
...............................................................

7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed
-
...............................................................

8. Percentage of issued class
-
...............................................................

9. Class of security

Ordinary 1p
...............................................................

10. Date of transaction

Not known
...............................................................

11. Date company informed

4 May 2005
...............................................................

12. Total holding following this notification

4,218,054
...............................................................

13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

3.26%
...............................................................

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

5 May 2005
...............................................................

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