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Tuesday 25 March, 2008

Ultimate Finance Grp

Holding(s) in Company

Ultimate Finance Group PLC
25 March 2008

Form TR-1 with annex. FSA Version 2.1 updated April 2007

For filings with the FSA include the annex
For filings with issuer exclude the annex

TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying          ULTIMATE FINANCE GROUP PLC
issuer of existing shares to which voting rights         -------------------
are attached:
2. Reason for notification (yes/no)
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                             Yes
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An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in
the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are        
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An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
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Other (please specify):
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3. Full name of person(s)                                
subject to notification                   
obligation:                                           WH IRELAND GROUP PLC
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4. Full name of shareholder(s)                  
(if different from 3):                                FITEL NOMINEES LTD
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5. Date of transaction (and                          
date on which the threshold is            
crossed or reached if
different):                                           19/03/08
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6. Date on which issuer                             
notified:                                             20/03/08
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7. Threshold(s) that is/are                                                    
crossed or reached:                                   29%
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8: Notified Details
A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type  Situation previous to the  Resulting situation after the triggering
of shares   triggering transaction     transaction
If possible
use ISIN    Number of    Number of    Number of  Number of voting  Percentage of
code        shares       voting       shares     rights            voting rights
                         rights                  Direct Indirect Direct Indirect
ORD GBP     5,496,455    5,496,455   5,941,255   5,941,255         29.7

B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of     Expiration Exercise/     No. of voting rights that may   Percentage
financial   date       conversion    be acquired (if the instrument  of voting
instrument             period/date   exercised/converted)            rights

Total (A+B)
Number of voting rights 5,941,255    Percentage of voting rights  29.7

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

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:                         
    TOTAL INCLUDES:      4,933,122 held as principal by W H Ireland Group plc, 
                           568,333 by staff and Connected parties and 
                           439,800 held by Discretionary clients.

14 Contact name:                         ANTHONY E. LAPPIN

15. Contact telephone:                   0161 819 8881


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