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Thursday 09 August, 2007

National Express

Holding(s) in Company

National Express Group PLC
09 August 2007



TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares




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


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    Newton Investment Management Limited
obligation:


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


5. Date of transaction (and date on which the        07/08/07
threshold is crossed or reached if different):


6. Date on which issuer notified:                    08/08/07


7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:      Decrease from 7.21% to 6.62%






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 use   Number of   Number of   Number of    Number of voting rights Percentage of voting
ISIN code         shares      voting      shares                               rights
                              rights

                                                       Direct      Indirect     Direct       Indirect
Ordinary Shares   11,014,848  7.21%        n/a         n/a         10,103,611   n/a          6.62%
GB000621520




B: Financial Instruments


Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial    Expiration date      Exercise/ conversion No. of voting rights  Percentage of voting
instrument                                period/date          that may be acquired  rights
                                                               (if the instrument
                                                               exercised/converted)







Total (A+B)


Number of voting rights                              Percentage of voting rights


11,014,848                                           6.62%




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:                            n/a


11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease  n/a
to hold:


12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold    n/a
voting rights:




13. Additional information:


14 Contact name:                                      Jenny Casson
                                                      National Express Group PLC

15. Contact telephone number:                         020 7529 2000








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