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Thursday 10 July, 2003

Whatman PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Whatman PLC
10 July 2003

                                  SCHEDULE 10


1. Name of company

Whatman plc

2. Name of shareholder having a major interest

1.                  J O Hambro Capital Managerment 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 2,062,179
Goldman Sachs International THO 1,371,452
Goldman Sachs International THT 327,682
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

Not known

11. Date company informed

10th July 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

John Simmonds, Company Secretary

Date of notification

10th July 2003

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