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Friday 14 July, 2006

Utd.Drug PLC

Holding in Company

United Drug PLC
14 July 2006

United Drug Plc



14 July 2006



Re: Holding in Company



A Letter from Fidelity Investments dated 13 July 2006 to United Drug Plc,
received by United Drug Plc on 14 July 2006.



Section 67, Companies Act 1990

Notice of Interest in Voting Shares



ENCLOSED ARE AMENDED NOTIFICATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE INTERESTS UNDER SECTION 67 OF
THE IRISH COMPANIES ACT, 1990. PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE THIS INFORMATION DETAILS
THE DISCLOSABLE INTERESTS OF MORE THAN ONE ENTITY, THE ENCLOSED DISCLOSURE
CONSTITUTES SEPARATE NOTIFICATIONS OF INTEREST WHICH HAVE BEEN COMBINED SOLELY
FOR PURPOSES OF CLARITY AND EFFICIENCY. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO INDICATE THAT ANY
OF THESE ENTITIES ACT AS A GROUP OR IN CONCERT WITH RESPECT TO THESE INTERESTS.



THESE DISCLOSURES ARE MADE IN THE INTEREST OF CONFORMITY WITH THE IRISH
COMPANIES ACT, 1990. THE INTEREST DETAILED HEREIN WAS ACQUIRED SOLELY FOR
INVESTMENT PURPOSES. FOR DISCLOSURE PURPOSES, HOLDINGS SHOULD BE REPRESENTED AS
FMR CORP. AND ITS DIRECT AND INDIRECT SUBSIDIARIES AND FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL
LIMITED (FIL) AND ITS DIRECT AND INDIRECT SUBSIDIARIES BOTH BEING NON-BENEFICIAL
HOLDERS.



If you have any question please contact Teresa Garry on email
fil-regulatoryreporting@uk.fid-intl.com via FAX at 01737 837 450

Teresa Garry

Regulatory Reporting Analyst

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS

















NOTIFICATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 67 TO 88 IRISH  COMPANIES ACT 1990





1. COMPANY IN WHICH SHARES ARE HELD:  United Drug plc





2. NOTIFIABLE INTEREST: Ordinary Shares and ADRs



   (A)    FMR CORP.

          82 DEVONSHIRE STREET

          BOSTON, MA 02109



PARENT HOLDING COMPANY OF FIDELITY MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH COMPANY (FMRCO),
INVESTMENT MANAGER OF US MUTUAL FUNDS AND FIDELITY MANAGEMENT TRUST COMPANY
(FMTC), A US STATE CHARTERED BANK WHICH ACTS AS A TRUSTEE OR INVESTMENT MANAGER
OF VARIOUS PENSION AND TRUST ACCOUNTS. (SEE SCHEDULE A FOR LISTING OF REGISTERED
SHAREHOLDERS AND THEIR HOLDINGS)



   (B)   FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (FIL)

         P.O. BOX HM 670

         HAMILTON HMCX, BERMUDA



PARENT HOLDING COMPANY FOR VARIOUS DIRECT AND INDIRECT SUBSIDIARIES, INCLUDING
FIDELITY INVESTMENT SERVICES LTD. (FISL), FIDELITY GESTION (FIGEST), FIDELITY
INVESTMENTS ADVISORY (KOREA) LIMITED (FIA(K)L), FIDELITY INVESTMENTS MANAGEMENT
(HONG KONG) LIMITED (FIMHK), FIDELITY PENSION MANAGEMENT (FPM), FIDELITY
INVESTMENTS JAPAN (FIJ) AND FIDELITY INVESTMENTS INTERNATIONAL (FII), INVESTMENT
MANAGERS FOR VARIOUS NON-US INVESTMENT COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONAL CLIENTS.



3. THE NOTIFIABLE INTERESTS ALSO COMPRISE THE NOTIFIABLE INTERST OF:

         MR. EDWARD C. JOHNSON 3d

          82 DEVONSHIRE STREET

          BOSTON, MA 02109



PRINCIPAL SHAREHOLDER OF FMR CORP. AND FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED.







4. THESE NOTIFICATIONS OF DISCLOSABLE INTERESTS CONSTITUTE SEPARATE
NOTIFICATIONS OF INTEREST IN THE SHARES AND ARE COMBINED SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSES
OF CLARITY AND EFFICIENCY. NOTHING HEREIN SHOULD BE TAKEN TO INDICATE THAT FMR
CORP. AND ITS DIRECT AND INDIRECT SUBSIDIARIES, OR MR, EDWARD C. JOHNSON 3d ACT
AS A GROUP OR IN CONCERT IN RESPECT OF THE DISCLOSED INTERESTS, OR THAT THEY ARE
REQUIRED TO SUBMIT THESE NOTIFICATIONS ON A JOINT BASIS.





5.THE DISCLOSABLE INTERESTS ARISE UNDER SECTIONS 67 AND 77 OF THE ACT, NAMELY
WHERE A PERSON, NOT BEING THE REGISTERED HOLDER, IS ENTITLED TO EXERCISE A RIGHT
CONFERRED BY THE HOLDING OF THE SHARES OR TO CONTROL THE EXERCISE OF SUCH
RIGHTS, RESPECTIVELY.



MICHELLE EDWARDS

ASSOCIATIVE DIRECTOR - COMPLIANCE

DULY AUTHORIZED UNDER POWERS OF ATTORNEY

DATED August 25, 2004 by Eric D Roiter by and on behalf of FMR CORP,

AND ITS DIRECT AND INDIRECT SUBSIDIARIES, AND

FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

AND ITS DIRECT AND INDIRECT SUBSIDIARIES,



SCHEDULE A



SECURITY: UNITED DRUG PLC                           Amendment 41



CURRENT OWENERSHIP PERCENTAGE:              11.38%



TOTAL SHARES HELD:                                      25,307,103



SHARES IN ISSUE:                                            222,460,429



CHANGE IN HOLDINGS SINCE LAST FILING:        +2,141,335 ORDINARY SHARES








SHARES HELD                MANAGEMENT COMPANY           NOMINEE/REGISTERED NAME

906,695                    FMRCO                        BROWN BROTHERS

                                                        HARRIMAN AND CO
52,335                     FPM                          JP MORGAN, BOURNEMOUTH
2,053,000                  FPM                          JP MORGAN,

                                                        BOURNEMOUTH
66,000                     FPM                          NORTHERN TRUST

                                                        LONDON
2,629,050                  FMRCO                        BROWN BROTHERS

                                                        HARRIMAN AND CO
1,977,149                  FISL                         JP MORGAN,

                                                        BOURNEMOUTH
17,219,184                 FIL                          BROWN BROS HARRIMAN

                                                        LTD LUX
79,990                     FIL                          NORTHERN TRUST

                                                        LONDON
323,700                    FII                          JP MORGAN,

                                                        BOURNEMOUTH







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