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Wednesday 16 April, 2008

National Express

Holding(s) in Company

National Express Group PLC
16 April 2008


TR-1:               notification of major interests in shares


1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing        National Express Group Plc
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):______________                                                   YES
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification            Newton Investment Management Limited
obligation:
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):


5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is                  15/4/08
crossed or reached if different):
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                               16/4/08
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                      Increase from 2.78% to 3.02%


8. Notified details:                                   Purchase of 361,554


A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of  Situation previous to   Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
shares         the Triggering
               transaction
 if possible   Number of   Number of   Number of    Number of voting rights   % of voting rights
using the ISIN Shares      Voting      shares
CODE                       Rights      Direct       Direct       Indirect     Direct       Indirect
GB0006215205   4,247,624   2.78%       n/a          n/a          4,609,178    n/a               3.02%


B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial    Expiration date Exercise/ Conversion      Number of voting rights    % of voting
instrument                           Period/ Date              that may be acquired if    rights
                                                               the instrument is
                                                               exercised/ converted.



Total (A+B)
Number of voting rights                            % of voting rights
                    4,609,178                                              3.02%








9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively
held, if applicable:
            Newton Investment Management Limited holds these shares as a discretionary Investment Manager.





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:
14. Contact name:                                                      Barbara Lees
15. Contact telephone number:                                         020 7529 2045












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