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Spirax-Sarco Engineering PLC 17 May 2004 SCHEDULE 10 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES 1. Name of company SPIRAX-SARCO ENGINEERING PLC 2. Name of shareholder having a major interest THE CAPITAL GROUP COMPANIES, INC. 3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18 IN RESPECT OF CLIENTS WHOSE PORTFOLIOS ARE MANAGED BY THE SHAREHOLDERS NAMED IN BOX 2 ABOVE 4. Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of shares held by each of them SEE ATTACHED LETTER DATED 14TH MAY 2004 (RECEIVED 17.5.04) 5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired NOT STATED 6. Percentage of issued class NOT STATED 7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed NOT STATED 8. Percentage of issued class NOT STATED 9. Class of security ORDINARY 10. Date of transaction NOT KNOWN 11. Date company informed 17.5.04 12. Total holding following this notification 4,478,191 13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification 5.98% 14. Any additional information Share capital at 13.5.04 - 74,836,941 15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries PETER A. SMITH, TEL. 01242 535355 16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making this notification PETER A. SMITH Date of notification 17.5.04 The FSA does not give any express or implied warranty as to the accuracy of this document or material and does not accept any liability for error or omission. The FSA is not liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use this document, or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this document or any such material. Letter to Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc Dated 14 May 2004 Re: Section 198 Notification Enclosed is a Section 198 Notification dated 13 May 2004. Please note that one or more of the affiliates of The Capital Group Companies, Inc. have made notifications to your company pursuant to Section 198 previously. For a description of our organization, please visit our Web site at www.capgroup.com. For the purposes of this Notification an outstanding share balance of 74,356,224 shares was used to calculate the percentages of holdings of the relevant share capital which determine the notifiable interest. We believe this outstanding share balance is current; however, if this number is not accurate, please contact us as soon as possible so we may make the necessary revisions to this Notification. Should you have questions or require additional information, please contact Gina Martinez or Greg Dickinson at (213)615-0469, or send a fax message to (213) 486-9698. alternatively, you may contact us via E- ail at GRGroup@capgroup.com. Regards, Vivien Tan Compliance Associate Letter to Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc Dated: 13 May 2004 Section 198 Notification, Notification of Increase This Notice is given by The Capital Group Companies, Inc. on behalf of its affiliates, including Capital Research and Management Company and Capital Guardian Trust Company, pursuant to Section 198 of the Companies Act 1985. The interest in the relevant share capital indicated below arises by virtue of holdings attributed to the Companies (see Schedule A). These holdings form part of funds managed on behalf of investment clients by the Companies. Share capital to which this relates: Ordinary Shares (74,356,224 shares outstanding) Number of shares in which the Companies have an interest: 4,478,191 Name(s) of registered holder(s): See Schedule B As of 26 November 2002 Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc Number of Percent of Shares Outstanding The Capital Group Companies, Inc. ('CG') holdings 4,478,191 6.023% Holdings by CG Management Companies and Funds: • Capital Guardian Trust Company 241,800 0.325% • Capital Research and Management Company 4,236,391 5.697% • Capital Income Builder 3,336,391 4.487% Schedule A Schedule of holdings in Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc As of 13 May 2004 Capital Guardian Trust Company Registered Name Local Shares State Street Nominees Limited 9,500 Canary Wharf 27th Floor, 1 Canada Square London E14 5AF Chase Nominees Limited 232,300 Woolgate House Coleman Street London EC2P 2HD TOTAL 241,800 Capital Research and Management Company Registered Name Local Shares State Street Nominees Ltd 900,000 Canary Wharf 27th Floor, 1 Canada Square London E14 5AF Chase Nominees Limited 3,336,391 Woolgate House Coleman street London EC2P 2HD TOTAL 4,236,391 Schedule B This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange
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