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Wednesday 16 May, 2007

Universe Grp.

Holding(s) in Company

Universe Group PLC
16 May 2007


TR-1(i): NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

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

Universe Group Plc

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

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: ( X )

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): (  )

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

INVESCO Perpetual AiM VCT 2 Trust

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



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

23 April 2007

6.      Date on which issuer notified:

24 April 2007

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

3% - 4%


8.      Notified details:


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



A:   Voting rights attached to shares


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


Ordinary 5p Shares                                0                                    0

GB009483594



Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (vii)


Class/type of shares if         Number of shares         Number of voting rights (ix)  % of voting rights
possible using the ISIN CODE
                                Direct                   Direct (x)  Indirect (xi)     Direct    Indirect


Ordinary 5p Shares                     5,500,000                         5,500,000                   4.79

GB009483594



B:   Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (xii)


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






Total (A+B)


Number of voting rights           % of voting rights

5,500,000                         4.79



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

    Chase Nominees 5,500,000


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:



N/A



14.    Contact name:



Samantha Edwards



15.    Contact telephone number:



01491 416 381




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