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Monday 18 October, 2004

Marconi Corporation

Holding(s) in Company

Marconi Corporation PLC
18 October 2004


The company has received the following notification:


                                                    Goldman Sachs International
                                                    Peterborough Court
                                                    133 Fleet Street
                                                    London EC4A 2BB
Ms. Mary Skelley
Marconi Corp Plc
34 Grosvenor Square
London W1K 2HD

18 October 2004
                                                    Fax No: 020 7493 1974


Dear Ms Skelley


UK Companies Act 1985 - Sections 198-203 - Marconi Corp Plc (the 'Company')

This notification relates to issued ordinary shares in the capital of the
Company ('shares') and is given in fulfilment of the obligations imposed by
sections 198 to 203 of the Companies Act 1985 (the 'Act').

It has come to our attention that at close of business on 14 October 2004, The
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., of 85 Broad Street, New York, NY 10004, USA, was
interested in 7,700,304 shares.

Of these 7,700,304 shares,
     
a)   The interest in 179,999 shares arose from the interest held by Goldman, 
     Sachs & Co. ('GS&Co'), a wholly-owned direct subsidiary of GS Inc, acting 
     as custodian for its customers.  These shares are, or will be, registered
     in the name of Goldman Sachs Securities (Nominees), Limited.

b)   The interest in 8,770 shares arose from the interest held by GS&Co., acting 
     as custodian of 4,385 American Depositary Receipts ('ADRs').  These ADRs
     are, or will be, held at the Depositary Trust Company of New York ('DTC').

c)   The interest in 7,361,535 shares arose from a beneficial interest held by 
     Goldman Sachs International ('GSI'), a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of 
     GS Inc.  These shares are, or will be, registered at CREST in account 
     CREPTEMP.

d)   The interest in 150,000 shares arose from a beneficial interest of 75,000 
     ADRs held by GSI.  These ADRs are, or will be, held at DTC.

A copy of this fax is being sent to you by post.  Please do not hesitate to
contact me should you have any questions.


Yours sincerely,

Stuart McLerie
For and on behalf of
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.


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