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Friday 18 January, 2008

Whatman PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Whatman PLC
18 January 2008


                           SCHEDULE 10
 
             NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)   NAME OF COMPANY


WHATMAN PLC


2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST


SCHRODERS PLC


3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18


BENEFICIAL


4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.


SCHRODER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LTD               12,301,555

SCHRODER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT NORTH AMERICA LTD  2,125,095



5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.



6)   Percentage of issued Class



7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed


1,312,242


8)   Percentage of issued Class


0.99%



9)   Class of security


ORDINARY 1P


10)  Date of transaction


15 JANUARY 2008



11)  Date company informed


17 JANUARY 2008



12)  Total holding following this notification


14,426,650

               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification 


10.91%




14)  Any additional information




15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries


JOHN SIMMONDS
01622 676670


16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification



     Date of Notification      18 JANUARY 2008



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