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UK Coal PLC (HWG)

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Friday 13 July, 2007

UK Coal PLC

Holding(s) in Company

UK Coal PLC
13 July 2007


TR-1:               Notification of major interests in shares

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

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

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                         Allianz SE
obligation:

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

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

6. Date on which issuer notified:                                            13 July 2007

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                                   4%

8. Notified details:



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


GB0007190720     5,446,684  5,446,684  6,249,897    6,249,897    55,840       3.98         0.036




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



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


6,305,737                                          4.019%




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

Dresdner Bank AG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz SE.


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:                                 Richard Cole

15. Contact telephone number:                     01302 751751




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