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Monday 05 February, 2007

British Empire Sec

Holding(s) in Company

British Empire Sec & Gen Tst PLC
05 February 2007


TR-1:  NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which
voting rights are attached:

BRITISH EMPIRE SECURITIES AND GENERAL TRUST PLC

2. Reason for the notification: (please state Yes / No)

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (    )

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the
acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: (    )

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: (    )

Other: ( Yes )  -  Initial notification of holding upon implementation of DTR


3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:

Caledonia Investments plc

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):

.................

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or
reached if different):

05 February 2007

6. Date on which issuer notified:

05 February 2007

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

18%

8. Notified details:


A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares if possible              Situation previous to the Triggering transaction
using the ISIN CODE
                                  Number of shares                   Number of voting Rights

GB0001335081                      29,593,979                         29,593,979
Ordinary 10p

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction:

Class/type of shares if      Number of shares         Number of voting rights           % of voting rights
possible using the ISIN CODE
                             Direct                   Direct       Indirect             Direct      Indirect

GB0001335081                 29,593,979               29,593,979   n/a                  18.49%      n/a


B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of         Expiration Date      Exercise/Conversion       Number of voting rights     % of voting rights
financial                            Period/ Date              that may be acquired if the
instrument                                                     instrument is exercised/
                                                               converted.

n/a





Total (A+B)
Number of voting rights        % of voting rights

29,593,979                     18.49%



9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

.................



Proxy Voting:



10. Name of the proxy holder:

.................



11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

.................



12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:

.................

13. Additional information:

.................



14. Contact name:

Phoenix Administration Services Ltd - Company Secretary  (Attn: Duncan Hayes)



15. Contact telephone number:

+44 (0) 1245 398950





Annex to Notification Of Major Interests In Shares *



A: Identity of the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation



Full name (including legal form for legal entities):

.................



Contact address (registered office for legal entities):

.................



Phone number:

.................



Other useful information (at least legal representative for legal persons):

.................



B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable:



Full name:

.................



Contact address:

.................



Phone number:

.................



Other useful information (e.g. functional relationship with the person or legal
entity subject to the notification obligation):

.................



C: Additional information :

.................



*  This annex is only required to be filed with the competent authority.


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