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Monday 18 February, 2008

Whatman PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Whatman PLC
18 February 2008


             NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)   NAME OF LISTED COMPANY

     Whatman plc

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     UBS Investment Bank

3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is 
     regarding the holding of the shareholder named in 2 above;
     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.

     UBS AG London Branch

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     1,585,665

6)   Percentage of issued Class (any treasury shares held by the
     listed company should not be taken into account when
     calculating percentage)

     1.2%

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

  

8)   Percentage of issued Class (any treasury shares held by the
     listed company should not be taken into account when
     calculating percentage)



9)   Class of security

     Ordinary 1p

10)  Date of transaction

     12 February 2008

11)  Date listed company informed

     18 February 2008

12)  Total holding following this notification

     8,829,664
               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification
     (any treasury shares held by the listed company should not be taken
     into account when calculating percentage)

     6.67

14)  Any additional information



15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     John Simmonds, Company Secretary
     01622 676670

16)  Name and signature of duly authorised officer of the listed company
     responsible for making this notification

     John Simmonds, Company Secretary


     Date of Notification      18 February 2008




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