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Friday 06 January, 2006

UMECO PLC

Holding(s) in Company

UMECO PLC
06 January 2006



             NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)   NAME OF LISTED COMPANY

UMECO PLC

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS

3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is 
     regarding the holding of the shareholder named in 2 above;
     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



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

VIDACOS NOMINEES

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

N/A

6)   Percentage of issued Class (any treasury shares held by the
     listed company should not be taken into account when
     calculating percentage)

N/A

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

699,586

8)   Percentage of issued Class (any treasury shares held by the
     listed company should not be taken into account when
     calculating percentage)

1.49%

9)   Class of security

ORDINARY 25P SHARES

10)  Date of transaction

5/1/2006

11)  Date listed company informed

6/1/2006

12)  Total holding following this notification

2,045,805 (MATERIAL INTEREST)
               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification
     (any treasury shares held by the listed company should not be taken
     into account when calculating percentage)

4.35%

14)  Any additional information



15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

STEVEN BOWERS
01926 331800

16)  Name and signature of duly authorised officer of the listed company
     responsible for making this notification

     Date of Notification ......6 JANUARY 2006   ..................






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