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Thursday 10 July, 2003

Whatman PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Whatman PLC
10 July 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 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


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 2,062,179
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


90,005



6. Percentage of issued class


0.07%



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


15,132,547



13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


12.02%



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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