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Monday 10 March, 2008

Holding(s) in Company Group PLC
10 March 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):

   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): 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. Goldman Sachs International

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

6. Date on which issuer notified:
   10 March 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:                      42,803,578
       Number of voting rights:               8.62%
   Resulting situation after the triggering transaction:
        Number of shares                      Direct:   2,563,629
        Number of voting rights               Indirect: 43,153,578
        Percentage of voting rights           Direct:   0.516%
                                              Indirect: 8.686%
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                45,717,207
        Percentage of voting rights            9.20%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and / or
   the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
   The interest in 43,153,578 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.

   The interest in 2,563,629 shares arose from a beneficial interest held by
   Goldman Sachs International, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of GS Inc.
   These shares are, or will be, registered at CREST in account CREPTEMP.

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:
   General email contact:

14.Contact name:
   Sean Rogers / Alan Cox

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

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