As required by Listing Rule 9.6.7, the Company advises that it has been
informed by HBOS plc in a letter dated 6th January 2006 and received on 9th
January 2006 that, as at 5th January 2006, HBOS plc and its subsidiaries ceased
to have a notifiable material and non-material interest in EMI Group plc
Ordinary Shares of 14p each following a reduction in the total of such interest
to 78,060,275 shares, being 9.87% of the shares in issue. The total
notifiable material interest amounted to 43,717,814 shares, or 5.528% of the
shares in issue.