Xansa plc (the "Company") announces that it received notification on 3 October
2006 for the purposes of Section 329 of the Companies Act 1985 that Xansa
Employee Trustee Company Limited had purchased 36,109 of the Company's Ordinary
Shares on 3 October 2006 at 82.5 pence each.
The Xansa Employee Trustee Company Limited is trustee of the Xansa Employee
Trust (the "Trust"). The Trust is a discretionary trust for the benefit of
employees of the Company and its subsidiaries, which operates in conjunction
with the Company's Share Save Scheme and holds Ordinary Shares to satisfy
existing options granted under the Scheme. The total holding of the Trust
amounts to 20,358,090 Ordinary Shares.
Executive directors who are potential beneficiaries of the Trust are:-
Mr A R Cox
Mr G M Stuart
Mr S R Weston
This notification relates both to a transaction notified in accordance with DR
3.1.4R(1)(a) and DR 3.1.4(R)(1)(b) of the Disclosure Rules, the latter being a
disclosure made in accordance with section 324 (as extended by section 328) of
the Companies Act 1985.
3 October 2006