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Monday 02 April, 2007

EMI Group PLC

Holding in Company


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:

EMI Group plc

2. Reason for the notification                                                 
                                                                               
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                  Yes
                                                                               
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the   No 
acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached       
                                                                               
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                              No 
                                                                               
Other (please specify):  Initial notification under Transparency Directive    No 
                                                                               

 

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:    HBOS plc  
                                                                               
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):               See       
                                                                     Section 9.
                                                                               
5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is       N/A       
crossed or reached if different):                                              
                                                                               
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                    30 March  
                                                                     2007      
                                                                               
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                      Below 5%  
                                                                               
8. Notified details:                                                 See below 
                                                                               

 

A: Voting rights attached to shares

 Class/type  Situation previous to     Resulting situation after the triggering    
 of shares      the Triggering                       transaction                   
 if possible      transaction                                                      
 using the                                                                         
 ISIN CODE                                                                         
                                                                                   
                 Number     Number     Number                                      
                     of  of Voting         of   Number of voting      % of voting  
                 Shares     Rights     shares        rights             rights     
                                                                                   
                                       Direct     Direct   Indirect Direct Indirect
                                                                                   
GB0000444736 40,373,732 40,373,732 10,239,936 10,239,936 28,701,925 1.280%   3.587%
                                                                                   

 

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

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

 

Total (A+B)                               
                                          
Number of voting rights % of voting rights
                                          
38,941,861                          4.867%
                                          

 

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

N/A  - holdings now below notifiable threshold
                                              

 

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:                                    N/A
                                                                    
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:     N/A
                                                                    
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights: N/A
                                                                    

 

13. Additional information:  Notification using the total voting rights figure 
                             of                                                
                                                                               
                             800,149,955                                       
                                                                               
                             Notification under DTR Sourcebook                 
                                                                               
14. Contact name:            Kenny Melville                                    
                                                                               
15. Contact telephone        0131 243 8671                                     
number:                                                                        
                                                                               

 

C. L. Christian
Deputy Secretary
EMI Group plc
020-7795-7317