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Tuesday 17 June, 2003

Whatman PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Whatman PLC
17 June 2003

                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES



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


Non-Beneficial



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


625,250



8. Percentage of issued class


0.50%



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


15,042,547



13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


11.95%



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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