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Tuesday 17 April, 2007

National Express

Holding(s) in Company

National Express Group PLC
17 April 2007


TR-1(i):               Notification of major interests in shares

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing        National Express Group PLC
shares to which voting rights are attached(ii):

2. Reason for the notification     (please tick the appropriate box or boxes)

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 (please specify): Special Notification requited by DTR                                      x

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation Newton Investment Management Limited
(iii):

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)(iv):       Newton Investment Management Limited

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

6. Date on which issuer notified:                                13 April 2007

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

8. Notified details:                                             ISIN GB0006215205










A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of    Situation previous to Resulting situation after the triggering transaction(vii)
shares           the Triggering
                 transaction (vi)
 if possible     Number of  Number of  Number of    Number of voting rights   % of voting rights
using the ISIN   Shares     Voting     shares       ix
CODE                        Rights
                            viii       Direct       Direct  x    Indirect xi  Direct       Indirect

     Ordinary 5p                           N/A         N/A                         N/A          9.60%
shares                                                           14,595,449


B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction xii
Type of financial    Expiration date Exercise/ Conversion      Number of voting rights    % of voting
instrument           xiii            Period/ Date xiv          that may be acquired if    rights
                                                               the instrument is
                                                               exercised/ converted.



Total (A+B)
Number of voting rights                            % of voting rights
     14,595,449                                         9.60%












9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively
held, if applicable xv:
Newton Investment Management Ltd hold these shares as discretionary Investment Manager


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:
14. Contact name:                                 Clare Cox/Barry Smalls
15. Contact telephone number:                     0207 163 2331 / 2251

Annex Notification Of Major Interests In Shares xvi
A: Identity of the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation
Full name (including legal form for legal entities)        Newton Investment Management Ltd
Contact address (registered office for legal entities)     Mellon Financial Centre
                                                           160 Victoria Street
                                                           London EC4V 4LA

Phone number                                                    +44(0) 207 163 9000
Other useful information (at least legal representative
for legal persons)



B:        Identity of the notifier, if applicable xvii
Full name                                                  Jenny Casson
Contact address                                            National Express Group PLC

                                                           75 Davies Street

                                                           London W1K 5HT
Phone number                                               020 7529 2000
Other useful information (e.g. functional relationship          Deputy Company Secretary
with the person or legal entity subject to the
notification obligation)



C:        Additional information




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