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Friday 18 January, 2008

Holding(s) in Company Group PLC
18 January 2008

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:


2.  Reason for notification (yes/no): Yes

    An acquisition or disposal of voting rights:

    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): Exemption Trading Book DTR 5.1.3 (4)

3.  Full name of person(s) subject to notification obligation:

    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

4.  Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3):
    Goldman, Sachs & Co.

5.  Date of transaction (and date on which the threshold crossed or reached if
    16 January 2008

6.  Date on which issuer notified:
    18 January 2008

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

8.  Notified Details:

8A. Voting rights attached to shares
    Class/type of shares (if possible use ISIN code):
    Situation previous to the triggering transaction:
    Number of shares:                    29,977,936
    Number of voting rights:             6.03%
    Resulting situation after the triggering transaction:
    Number of shares
    Number of voting rights               Direct:
                                          Indirect: 42,803,578:
    Percentage of voting rights           Direct:
                                          Indirect: 8.62%

8B. Financial Instruments:

    Resulting situation after triggering transaction:
    Type of financial instrument                      N/A
    Expiration date                                   N/A
    Exercise/conversion period/date                   N/A
    No. of voting rights that may be acquired (if the N/A
    instrument exercised/converted)
    Percentage of voting rights                       N/A
    TOTAL A + B:
    Number of voting rights                           42,803,578
    Percentage of voting rights                       8.62%

9.  Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and / or
    the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
    The interest in 42,803,578 shares arose from an interest held by Goldman,
    Sachs & Co., a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of GS Inc, acting as 
    custodian for its customers. These shares are, or will be, registered in 
    the name of Goldman Sachs Securities (Nominees), Limited.

    Proxy Voting

10. Name of proxy holder: N/A

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold: N/A

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights: N/A

13. Additional Information: General email contact:

14. Contact name: Sean Rogers / Alan Cox

15. Contact telephone number: 0207-552-9205 / 0207-774 -8774

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