TO: Regulatory News Service
The London Stock Exchange
Re: Chapter 9, Continuing Obligations
Xansa plc (the "Company") announces that it received notification on 12 July
2006 under sections 198-208 of the Companies Act 1985 (as amended) (the "Act")
that as at the close of business on 5 July 2006, Barclays PLC through the legal
entities listed below, became interested for the purposes of the Act in
11,436,614 ordinary shares of 5p each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares").
The Barclays PLC legal entities comprise Barclays Capital Securities Ltd,
Barclays Life Assurance Co Ltd, Gerrard Ltd and Barclays Global Investors Ltd.
At the close of business on 5 July 2006, these Ordinary Shares represented
3.31% of the issued share capital of the Company.
13 July 2006