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Thursday 19 January, 2006

John David Group

Holding(s) in Company

John David Group (The) PLC
19 January 2006


             NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)   NAME OF LISTED COMPANY

     THE JOHN DAVID GROUP PLC

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     PENTLAND GROUP PLC

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

     AS PER 2 ABOVE

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

     PENTLAND GROUP PLC

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     248344 ORD SHARES OF 5P EACH

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

     0.52%

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     NIL

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

     NIL

9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY 5P SHARES

10)  Date of transaction

     17 JANUARY 2006

11)  Date listed company informed

     17 JANUARY 2006

12)  Total holding following this notification

      27566256
               
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)

      57.1%

14)  Any additional information

     NONE

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     BRIAN SMALL
     FINANCE DIRECTOR
     0870 873 0333

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

     Date of Notification 18 JANUARY 2006






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