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Tuesday 17 June, 2003

Whatman PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Whatman PLC
17 June 2003

                                  SCHEDULE 10


1. Name of company

Whatman plc

2. Name of shareholder having a major interest

1.  J O Hambro Capital Management Limited ("JOHCM")

2.  North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust PLC ("NASCIT")

3.  Oryx International Growth Fund Limited ("ORYX")

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


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

Nutraco Nominees Limited - 837,436

Bank of New York Nominees Limited - 6,153,632

HSBC Global Custody London Limited - 770,726

Goldman Sachs International TNA - 2,012,179

Goldman Sachs International THO - 1,341,452

Goldman Sachs International THT - 317,682

Goldman Sachs International TEU - 3,609,440

5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired


6. Percentage of issued class


7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed


8. Percentage of issued class


9. Class of security

Ordinary Shares of 1p each

10. Date of transaction

Non known

11. Date company informed

16th June 2003

12. Total holding following this notification


13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


14. Any additional information


15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

John Simmonds - 01622 624272

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

                                                Company Secretary

Date of notification

17th June 2003

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