Holding in Company

Balfour Beatty PLC 30 August 2001 Balfour Beatty plc ('Balfour Beatty') today received notice that Franklin Resources, Inc and its affiliates (which perform management and advisory services for clients on a global basis) have, on behalf of clients, decreased their notifiable interest in the ordinary share capital of Balfour Beatty and now hold 20,158,751 ordinary shares, representing 4.87% of the issued ordinary capital of Balfour Beatty.
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