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Thursday 26 October, 2006

Omega Underwriting

Holding(s) in Company

Omega Underwriting Holdings PLC
26 October 2006




                    NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES



1) Name of company

OMEGA UNDERWRITING HOLDINGS PLC


2) Name of shareholder having a major interest

Aviva plc and its subsidiaries


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

As in 2 above


4) Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of
shares held by each of them

Morley Fund Management Limited:

BNY Norwich Union Nominees Limited                   1,977,405*
Chase GA Group Nominees Limited                      4,494,226*
CUIM Nominee Limited                                 1,919,496*

* denotes beneficial interest


5) Number of shares/amount of stock acquired

2,851,127


6) Percentage of issued class

1.93%


7) Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

N/A


8) Percentage of issued class

N/A


9) Class of security

Ordinary shares of 5p


10) Date of transaction

23 October 2006


11) Date company informed

25 October 2006


12) Total holding following this notification

8,391,127*

* beneficial interest only


13) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

5.69%


14) Any additional information


Figures are based on an increased number of shares in issue of 147,355,563
following the recent placing.


15) Name of contact and telephone number for queries

J P Gorman 020 7935 0027


16) Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making
this notification

Jeremy Gorman, Company Secretary


Date of notification 26 October 2006





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