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Wednesday 20 June, 2007

Booker Group PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Booker Group PLC
20 June 2007

TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying       Booker Group Plc
issuer of existing shares to which voting rights
are attached:                                     Sedol B01TND9

2. Reason for notification (yes/no)

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                             YES

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

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights

Other (please specify):______________

3. Full name of person(s) subject to      (1) Lansdowne Partners Limited being the
notification obligation:                      General Partner of Landsdowne Partners
                                              Limited Partnership
                                          (2) Lansdowne UK Equity Fund Limited
                                          (3) Lansdowne Partners International

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if        Morstan Nominees Ltd
different from 3):
                                          (Registered Shareholder)

5. Date of transaction (and date on which 14/06/2007
the threshold is crossed or reached if  

6. Date on which issuer notified:         18/06/2007

7. Threshold(s)that is/are
crossed or reached:                       5%

8: Notified Details
A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type Situation previous  Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
of shares  to the triggering
possible   Number of Number of Number of Number of voting rights Percentage of
use ISIN   shares    voting    shares                            voting rights
code                 rights              Direct    Indirect      Direct    Indirect
Ordinary                            0         0    82,500,000       0.0%      5.54%

B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of     Expiration Exercise/     No. of voting rights that may   Percentage
financial   date       conversion    be acquired (if the instrument  of voting
instrument             period/date   exercised/converted)            rights

Total (A+B)
Number of voting rights              Percentage of voting rights
                        82,500,000                                        5.54%

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

Lansdowne Partners International Limited is the parent undertaking of Lansdowne
Partners Limited.

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of proxy holder:                                Lansdowne Partners
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to

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

13.           (1)Lansdowne Partners Limited being the General Partner of

Additional    Lansdowne Partners Limited Partnership ('LPLP') controls
information:  82,500,000 voting rights representing 5.54% (of which
              (2)Lansdowne UK Equity Fund Limited owns 78,515,250 voting rights
              representing 5.28%
              The balancing 0.26% of shares is held on behalf of other client
              funds managed by LPLP.

14 Contact    Mark Chilton

15. Contact
name:         +44(0) 1933 371 148

For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website.

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