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Friday 04 January, 2008

W.H. Ireland Group

Holding(s) in Company

W.H. Ireland Group PLC
04 January 2008



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
existing shares to which voting rights are attached:

W.H Ireland

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:

Lloyds TSB Group Plc
                                                          

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

State Street Nominees Ltd
                                                               

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

3rd January 2008
                                                               

6. Date on which issuer notified:

4th January 2008
                                                                  

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

Reached 9%



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    1,483,340    1,483,340    1,607,609                 1,607,609                  9.463

   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

           1,607,609                                             9.463





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

1,607,609 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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