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Tuesday 13 June, 2006

Hiscox PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Hiscox PLC
13 June 2006

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1. Name of listed company

Hiscox plc

2. Name of shareholder having a major interest

Amvescap 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

Amvescap plc and subsidiary companies on behalf of discretionary clients

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

Not disclosed

5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired

N/A

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

N/A

7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed

782,720

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

0.2%

9. Class of security

Ordinary 5p Shares

10. Date of transaction

9 June 2006

11. Date listed company informed

12 June 2006

12. Total holding following this notification

Not disclosed

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)

Less than 3%

14. Any additional information

N/A

15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

David Taylor, 020 7448 6791

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

S J Bridges, Company Secretary

Date of notification

13 June 2006

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