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Friday 12 October, 2007

National Express

Holding(s) in Company

National Express Group PLC
12 October 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 attached:

NATIONAL EXPRESS GROUP PLC



2. Reason for the notification (please place an X inside the appropriate bracket
/s):


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 obligation:

NEWTON INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED



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





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

5 OCTOBER 2007


6. Date on which issuer notified:

8 OCTOBER 2007


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

5.03% TO 4.99%


8. Notified details:

SALE OF 57,150 SHARES


A: Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of shares if possible              Situation previous to the Triggering transaction
using the ISIN CODE
                                  Number of shares                   Number of voting Rights

GB0006215205                      7,779,750                          5.03%




Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Class/type of shares if      Number of shares         Number of voting rights           % of voting rights
possible using the ISIN CODE
                                                      Direct       Indirect             Direct      Indirect

GB0006215205                 7,722,600                0            7,722,600            0           4.99%





B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of         Expiration Date      Exercise/Conversion       Number of voting rights     % of voting rights
financial                            Period/ Date              that may be acquired if the
instrument                                                     instrument is exercised/
                                                               converted.





Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights        % of voting rights

7,722,600                      4.99%




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

NEWTON INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT HOLD THESE SHARES AS A DISCRETIONARY INVESTMENT
MANAGER.



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:

Barbara Lees



15. Contact telephone number:

020 7529 2045




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