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Weir Group PLC (WEIR)

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Thursday 12 October, 2006

Weir Group PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Weir Group PLC
12 October 2006

                               THE WEIR GROUP PLC

                                                                 12 October 2006

Fidelity International Limited ('FIL') and FMR Corp notified The Weir Group PLC
('the Company') on 12 October 2006 that their material interest totalled on 11
October 2006 a holding of 14,035,810 ordinary shares in the Company representing
6.86% of the Company's issued share capital as detailed in the table below, and
that such notification also comprised the interest of Edward C. Johnson III as a
principal shareholder of FIL and FMR Corp.

The notification of change is due to the sale of 1,973,447 ordinary shares.

Percentage holdings are calculated using an issued share capital of 204,583,341
ordinary shares of GBP0.125.

Holding         Management Company   Nominee/Registered Name

      2,300            FPM           JP Morgan Bournemouth
  1,448,700            FPM           JP Morgan Bournemouth
    977,713            FPM           Northern Trust London
    970,897            FPM           State Street Bank & Trust Co London
    328,341            FPM           Mellon Bank
    117,800            FPM           Bank of New York Brussels
     95,500            FMTC          Brown Brothers Harriman and Co
     52,400            FMTC          JP Morgan Chase Bank
     39,100            FMTC          State Street Bank & Trust Co
  6,079,773           FMRCO          JP Morgan Chase Bank
    500,000           FMRCO          Brown Brothers Harriman and Co
  1,382,765            FISL          JP Morgan Bournemouth
    766,000            FIL           JP Morgan Bournemouth
    103,000            FIL           National ASTL BK Melbourne
     90,500            FIL           Bank of New York Brussels
      4,100            FIL           Brown Brothers Harriman Ltd LUX
  1,076,921            FII           Bank of New York Europe London

 14,035,810                          TOTAL

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