Xansa plc (the "Company") announces that it received notification on 14 August
2007, for the purposes of DTR 3.1.2R of the Disclosure & Transparency Rules,
that Xansa Trustee Company Limited, trustee of the Inland Revenue approved
Xansa All Employee Share Ownership Plan (`AESOP') had purchased 77,772 of the
Company's ordinary shares of 5 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") on 13 August 2007
at 126 pence each from the Xansa Qualifying Employee Share Ownership Trust
("Xansa QUEST"). The Ordinary Shares had been purchased under the "Partnership"
shares section of the AESOP from funds received from participating eligible
Under the terms of the AESOP, "Partnership" shares are matched on a 1:2 basis
with 13,752 "Matching" shares being provided out of the AESOP Trust and 24,718
"Matching" shares being provided out of the Xansa QUEST and into the AESOP
Trust at nil cost. The Trust is a discretionary trust for the benefit of
employees of the Company and its subsidiaries, which operates in conjunction
with the Company's AESOP and holds Ordinary Shares purchased by employees under
the "Partnership" and "Matching" shares section of the AESOP.
Except where otherwise referred to, the directors named below were allocated
148 Ordinary Shares each (99 "Partnership" shares and 49 "Matching" shares)
having elected to participate in the AESOP.
As a consequence, the beneficial and non-beneficial interests in Ordinary
Shares (excluding options) of the directors listed below have increased to:
Name: Ordinary Shares
Mr G M Stuart: 53,568
Mr S R Weston: 39,840
As a result of the above transaction, the total holdings of the AESOP and Xansa
QUEST amount to 17,422,369 and 2,575,735 Shares respectively.
This notification is released in accordance with DTR 3.1.4R(1)(a) of the
Disclosure & Transparency Rules.
15 August 2007