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Thursday 02 August, 2007

Holding(s) in Company Group PLC
02 August 2007

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


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 attached:

      An event changing the breakdown of voting rights:

      Other (please specify):

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

      Capital Research and Management Company

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

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

      31 July 2007

6.    Date on which issuer notified:

      1 August 2007

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


8.    Notified Details:
      8A. Voting rights attached to shares
      Class/type of shares (if possible use ISIN code):

      Situation previous to the triggering transaction:

                    Number of shares:
                    Number of voting rights:
      Resulting situation after the triggering transaction:
                                Number of shares       Direct:

                                                       Indirect: 28,115,000
                                Number of voting       Direct:
                                                       Indirect: 28,115,000
                                Percentage of voting   Direct:
                                                       Indirect: 5.67%

      8B.   Financial Instruments:
      Resulting situation after triggering transaction:
      Type of financial instrument                                  N/A
      Expiration date                                               N/A
      Exercise/conversion period/date                               N/A
      No. of voting rights that may be acquired (if the instrument  N/A
      Percentage of voting rights                                   N/A
      TOTAL A + B:
      Number of voting rights                          28,115,000
      Percentage of voting rights                      5.67%

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

10.   Name of 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:

15.   Contact telephone number:

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