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Monday 15 October, 2007

W.H. Ireland Group

Holding(s) in Company

W.H. Ireland Group PLC
16 October 2007



Form TR-1 with annex. FSA Version 2.1 updated April 2007



TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares

                                                                        
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of          W.H Ireland

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                     Lloyds TSB Group Plc
notification obligation:
                                                          

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if                     State Street Nominees Ltd
different from 3):
                                                              

5. Date of transaction (and date on                        11th October 2007
which the threshold is crossed or
reached if different):
                                                              

6. Date on which issuer notified:                          12th October 2007
                                                                  

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or                         Reached 9%
reached:




8: Notified Details

A: Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of  Situation previous to the Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
shares         triggering transaction

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

                                                      Direct       Indirect     Direct       Indirect

Ord GBP0.05    1,446,639    1,446,639    1,524,813                 1,524,813                 9.055
 0924188




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

1,524,813                                             9.055



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


1,524,813 Shares are held by State Street Nominees Ltd. Shares are under the
control of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Group Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Scottish Widows Group Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank plc,
a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Group Plc.




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:                                    Central Disclosure Unit



15. Contact telephone name:                         +44 (0) 1444 418127




For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website.

Note: Annex should only be submitted to the FSA not the issuer



Annex: Notification of major interests in shares


A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification obligation


Full name                                            Lloyds TSB Group Plc

(including legal form of legal entities)


Contact address                                      Henry Duncan House
                                                     120 George Street
(registered office for legal entities)               Edinburgh
                                                     EH2 4LH

Phone number & email                                 +44 (0) 131 225 4555


Other useful information

(at least legal representative for legal persons)




B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable

Full name                                            Lloyds TSB Central Disclosure Unit


Contact address                                      2nd Floor
                                                     31/33 Perrymount Road
                                                     Haywards Heath
                                                     West Sussex
                                                     RH16 3SP

Phone number & email                                 +44 (0) 1444 418127


                                                     GrpOps_CDU@LloydsTSB.co.uk
Other useful information



(e.g. functional relationship with the person or
legal entity subject to the notification obligation)


C: Additional information





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