Whitbread Group

Holding(s) in Company

Whitbread Group PLC
23 December 2005

Letter to Whitbread plc
Dated 22 December 2005

Disclosure of Interest in shares Under Section 198

Please find below the details of the notifiable interest of Legal & General
Group plc and/or its subsidiaries in the relevant share capital of your company:

Material Interest
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/C 914945      91,317
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/C 923363     376,302
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 775237     146,225
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Lid A/c 942199     828,185
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 942229     823,757
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 942217     822,871
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 942205     829,700
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 942175     829,814
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 942187     824,184
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 775245     780,303
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 130007     157,798
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 770286     174,100
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 357206   6,189,174
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 866203     471,536
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 904332      51,191
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/C 916681      13,285
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 922437       1,285
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 969995     595,511
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 754612   1,711,670
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 361602      43,285
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 282605   1,769,000
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 360509     372,711
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 766793     368,114
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 824434      89,538
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/c 924422     364,885
                                                 ----------   -----
                                                 18,725,741   7.29%
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We currently have a notifiable interest in 18,725,741 GBP0.5833 shares which we
understand represents 7.29% of that class of your share capital calculated on an
issued share capital of 256,825,521 GBP0.5833 shares.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of this notification, please do not
hesitate to contact Helen Tasker on 020 7528 6818.


From: Legal & General Investment Management

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