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Monday 14 April, 2008

Pennon Group PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Pennon Group PLC
14 April 2008


PENNON GROUP PLC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HOLDING IN COMPANY

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES
     
1.   Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to
     which voting rights are attached:

     PENNON GROUP PLC


2.   Reason for the notification

     An acquisition or disposal of voting rights


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

     Standard Life Investments Ltd


4.   Full name of shareholder(s)

     Vidacos Nominees


5.   Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or
     reached if different)

     10 April 2008

     
6.   Date on which issuer notified:

     11 April 2008

     
7.   Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:    5%


8.   Notified details:


A:   Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of shares if possible              Situation previous to the Triggering transaction
using the ISIN CODE
                                  Number of shares                   Number of voting Rights

GB00B18V8630                      17,835,484                         17,835,484



Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Class/type of shares if      Number of shares          Number of voting rights (ix)  % of voting rights
possible using the ISIN CODE
                             Direct                    Direct (x)    Indirect (xi)   Direct      Indirect


 GB00B18V8630                17,402,805                11,835,633    5,567,172       3.394       1.596



B:    Financial Instruments

        Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of         Expiration Date       Exercise/Conversion       Number of voting rights     % of voting rights
financial       (xiii)                Period/ Date              that may be acquired if the
instrument                                                      instrument is exercised/
                                                                converted.


N/A


Total (A+B)
Number of voting rights        % of voting rights

17,402,805                     4.990%


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

     Standard Life Investments Ltd



Proxy Voting:

     
10.  Name of the 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:


A:   Identity of the person or legal entity subject to the notification
     obligation

Full name (including legal form for legal entities):

     Pennon Group Plc


Contact address (registered office for legal entities):

     Peninsula House, Rydon Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7HR


Contact name    Christopher Paul Richards - Interim Assistant Company Secretary

Phone number   01392 443060


14 April 2008


www.pennon-group.co.uk


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