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Weir Group PLC (WEIR)

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Wednesday 08 March, 2006

Weir Group PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Weir Group PLC
08 March 2006

                               THE WEIR GROUP PLC

                                                                    8 March 2006

Fidelity International Limited ('FIL') and FMR Corp notified The Weir Group PLC
('the Company') on 8 March 2006 that their material interest totalled on 6 March
2006 a holding of 13,826,992 ordinary shares in the Company representing 6.74%
of the Company's issued share capital as detailed in the table below, and that
such notification also comprised the interest of Edward C. Johnson III as a
principal shareholder of FIL and FMR Corp.

The notification of change is due to the sale of 2,226,758 ordinary shares.

Percentage holdings are calculated using an issued share capital of 205,207,119
ordinary shares of GBP0.125.

Holding         Management Company   Nominee/Registered Name

  2,567,613            FPM           Northern Trust London
  1,779,597            FPM           State Street Bank & Trust Co London
  1,114,579            FPM           Bank of New York Brussels
  1,037,900            FPM           JP Morgan Bournemouth
    437,041            FPM           Mellon Bank
     56,100            FPM           Clydesdale Bank PLC
     52,700            FMTC          Brown Brothers Harriman and Co
     40,600            FMTC          JP Morgan Chase Bank
     30,000            FMTC          State Street Bank & Trust Co
    700,000           FMRCO          Brown Brothers Harriman and Co
  3,296,262            FISL          JP Morgan Bournemouth
    918,300            FIL           JP Morgan Bournemouth
    105,400            FIL           Bank of New York Brussels
     59,700            FIL           National ASTL BK Melbourne
      4,100            FIL           Brown Brothers Harriman Ltd LUX
  1,627,100            FII           Bank of New York Europe London

 13,826,992                          TOTAL

                      This information is provided by RNS
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