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Tuesday 23 May, 2006

National Express

Holding(s) in Company

National Express Group PLC
23 May 2006

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES



All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.

1. Name of listed company                     2. Name of shareholder with a major interest



NATIONAL EXPRESS GROUP PLC                    AVIVA PLC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES


3. Please state whether notification          4. Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than
indicates that                                one holder, the number of shares held by each of them

     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 MORLEY FUND MANAGEMENT LTD:
individual holder if it is a holding of that
person's spouse or children under the age of
18
                                              BNY NORWICH UNION NOMINEES LTD 942,863*

                                              CHASE GA GROUP NOMINEES LTD 4,015,417*
IN RESPECT OF 2 ABOVE
                                              CHASE NOMINEES LTD 115,135*

                                              CUIM NOMINEE LTD 812,688*



                                              *denotes beneficial interest


5. Number of           6. Percentage of       7. Number of            8. Percentage of issued
   shares/amount of       issued                 shares/amount of        class (any treasury
   stock required         class (any             stock disposed          shares held by the          
                          treasury                                       listed company
                          shares held by                                 should not be taken
                          the listed company                             into account when
                          should not be                                  calculating
                          taken                                          percentage)
                          into account when
                          calculating
                          percentage)                                           


N/A                        N/A                   381,180                       0.25%



                      


9. Class of security                             10. Date of            11. Date listed
                                                 transaction               company informed



ORDINARY 5 PENCE SHARES                                                 23 MAY 2006
                                                 22 MAY 2006





12. Total holding following this notification    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)



                                                        3.86%
5,886,103


14. Any additional information                   15. Name of contact and telephone number for

                                                        queries



                                                 MARK JENKINS

                                                 020 7529 2045






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



TONY MCDONALD





Date of notification  23 MAY 2006










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