21 March 2006
UK COMPANIES ACT 1985 - SECTIONS 198-203 SurfControl plc (the "Company")
This notification relates to issued common stock of the Company (Shares") and is
given in fulfilment of the obligations imposed by sections 198 to 203 of the
Companies Act 1985 (the "Act").
We hereby notify you that as at close of business on 16 March 2006, The Goldman
Sachs Group, Inc. ("GS Inc") of 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, USA, was
interested, by attribution only, in a total of 2,987,861 shares.
Of these 2,987,861 shares:
- The interest in 2,871,543 shares arose from the interest held by Goldman,
Sachs & Co, a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of GS Inc. acting as custodian for
its customers. These shares are, or will be, registered in the name of Goldman
Sachs Securities (Nominees), Limited;
- The interest in 116,318 shares arose from a beneficial interest held by
Goldman Sachs International, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of GS Inc. These
shares are, or will be, registered at CREST in account CREPTEMP.
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