Whitbread PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Whitbread PLC
06 December 2006

            5th December 2006

Section 198 Notification

We write as required by section 198 of the Companies Act 1985 (the 'Act') to
give notice that Credit Agricole Group have an interest in the Company's voting
shares stated below as of 4 December 2006, such shares being equal to or more
than 3% of the nominal value of the Company's voting share capital.

Description of                         No of shares          No of shares
Interest               ISIN/SEDOL       in issue                held           %

Ordinary Shares        GB00B15F1S11    219,492,32O           12,770,623    5.82%

These shares are or will be registered in the name of:

                                                               No of shares

Credit Agricole Cheuvreux International Limited                12,333,672

CPR Asset Management                                              270,771

Credit Agricole Asset Management                                  123,105

GPI                                                                35,456

PREDICA                                                             4,523

Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank                                3,096

By virtue of section 203 of the Act, the following companies also have an
interest in these shares.

•     Credit Agricole SA
•     Credit Agricole Asset Management Group
•     Calyon SA
•     Credit Agricole Cheuvreux SA
•     SAS Rue La Boetie

From:  Karen Browne (Senior Compliance Executive Credit Agricole Group)

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