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Monday 14 November, 2005

Whitbread Group

Holding(s) in Company

Whitbread Group PLC
14 November 2005


Letter to: Whitbread PLC
Dated: 11 November 2005


NOTIFICATION OF INTEREST(S) IN SHARES UNDER SECTION 198 COMPANIES                              
ACT 1985 ('THE ACT')                              
                                   
Whitbread PLC                                   
                                   
This notification supersedes any previous notification from AXA Investment
Managers UK Ltd.                                                                

We are writing on behalf of AXA S.A. of 25 Avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris and its 
Group Companies who are deemed to have an interest in these shares.                                   

AXA S.A. knows that they were interested in 49,717,796 ord GBP 0.05833 shares in
the 257,391,406 share capital immediately after the time when the obligation of
disclosure arose pursuant to section 198 of the Act. These shares are 
represented by a beneficial interest of 6,299,066 shares (2.45%), and a 
non-beneficial interest of 43,418,730 shares (16.87%).  
                                      
The identity of each registered holder of the shares to which this notice 
relates, so far as is known to AXA Investment Managers UK Ltd, as at 10/11/05, 
is as per the Appendix below.               

This notification of change is due to a increase in the total holding from 
18.97% to 19.32%                                   
                                   
                                   
Mr Nigel Thackray                         Mr Mark Rowe         
Head of Workflow Management               Workflow Manager          

From: AXA Investment Managers



                                                            
                                            DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST IN SHARES OF                              
                                APPENDIX - NOTICE UNDER SECTION 198 OF THE COMPANIES ACT 1985                           
  
                                          Whitbread PLC ord GBP 0.05833 shares                              
                                                            
          Total number of shares held as at 10/11/05 was 49,717,796 the breakdown of which is set out below:           
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Name of the               Number of   Particulars of                         Registered as         Registered as 
Company / Fund               Shares   Beneficial owners                              
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AXA UK Investment Co ICVC    24,685   Trustees of AXA UK Investment Co ICVC  Chase Nominees Ltd    Chase Nominees Ltd
Global Distribution Fund              Global Distribution Fund               a/c 17336             a/c 17260
(Non - Beneficial)                                                       
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AXA UK Investment Co ICVC    44,228   Trustees of AXA UK Investment Co ICVC  Chase Nominees Ltd    Chase Nominees Ltd
Global Growth Fund                    Global Growth Fund                     a/c 17260             a/c 17260
(Non - Beneficial)                                                       
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PPP Healthcare Group plc     75,000   Guardian Royal Exchange plc and Subs.  Chase Nominees Ltd    Chase Nominees Ltd   
(Non - Beneficial)                    Cos                                    a/c 13067             a/c 13067
                                                                             Trinity Tower         Trinity Tower
                                                                             9 St Thomas           9 St Thomas 
                                                                             Moore Street          Moore Street     
                                                                             London EC1            London EC1  
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Sun Life Nominees Ltd A/c 20  7,885   Trustees of the Princes Pension        HSBC Global Custody   Chase Nominees Ltd
(Non - Beneficial)                    Scheme                                 Nominee (UK) Limited  a/c 14653       
                                      Princes Foods Ltd                      Mariner House         
                                      Royal Liver Building                   Pepys Street               
                                      Pierhead                               London  EC3N 4DA               
                                      Liverpool  L3 1NX                      a/c 777094               
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Sun Life Nominees Ltd A/c 29  13,404  Trustees of the Cobham Pension Plan    HSBC Global Custody   Chase Nominees Ltd
(Non - Beneficial)                    Brook Road                             Nominee (UK) Limited  a/c 14654
                                      Wimborne                               Mariner House               
                                      Dorset  DH21 2BH                       Pepys Street               
                                      London                                 EC3N 4DA               
                                                                             a/c 777167               
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Sun Life Nominees Ltd A/c 31   2,873  Trustees of the Princes (1977)         HSBC Global Custody   Chase Nominees Ltd
(Non - Beneficial)                    Pension Scheme                         Nominee (UK) Limited  a/c 14655            
                                      Princes Foods Ltd                      Mariner House              
                                      Royal Liver Building                   Pepys Street               
                                      Pierhead                               London  EC3N 4DA               
                                      Liverpool  L3 1NX                      a/c 785078 
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Sun Life Pensions            124,070  Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd       HSBC Global Custody   (Registration details
Management Ltd                                                               Nominee (UK) Limited   available upon 
(Beneficial)                                                                 Mariner House          request)
                                                                             Pepys Street                               
                                                                             London  EC3N 4DA               
                                                                             a/c 867815               
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Sun Life Pensions Management 543,672  Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd       HSBC Global Custody    Chase Nominees Ltd
Ltd A/c X                                                                    Nominee (UK) Limited   a/c 01744           
(Beneficial)                                                                 Mariner House               
                                                                             Pepys Street               
                                                                             London  EC3N 4DA               
                                                                             a/c 867396               
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Sun Life Pensions Management 237,428  Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd       HSBC Global Custody   (Registration details
Ltd A/c X                                                                    Nominee (UK) Limited   available upon 
(Beneficial)                                                                 Mariner House          request) 
                                                                             Pepys Street               
                                                                             London  EC3N 4DA               
                                                                             a/c 867530               
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Sun Life Pensions          1,108,193  Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd       HSBC Global Custody    Chase Nominees Ltd
Management Ltd A/c X                                                         Nominee (UK) Limited   a/c 19442
(Beneficial)                                                                 Mariner House               
                                                                             Pepys Street               
                                                                             London  EC3N 4DA               
                                                                             a/c 867372               
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Sun Life Assurance Society   757,360  Sun Life Assurance Society Plc         HSBC Global Custody    Chase Nominees Ltd
Plc                                                                          Nominee (UK) Limited   A/C 01720
(Beneficial)                                                                 Mariner House 
                                                                             Pepys Street               
                                                                             London  EC3N 4DA               
                                                                             a/c 776934               
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Sun Life Unit Assurance      529,714  Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd            HSBC Global Custody   (Registration details
Ltd A/c X                                                                    Nominee (UK) Limited   available upon 
(Beneficial)                                                                 Mariner House          request)            
                                                                             Pepys Street               
                                                                             London  EC3N 4DA               
                                                                             a/c 867116               
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Sun Life Unit Assurance       34,285  Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd            HSBC Global Custody   (Registration details
Ltd A/c X                                                                    Nominee (UK) Limited   available upon 
(Beneficial)                                                                 Mariner House          request)
                                                                             Pepys Street               
                                                                             London  EC3N 4DA
                                                                             a/c 867220
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Sun Life Unit Assurance      326,571  Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd            HSBC Global Custody    Chase Nominees Ltd
Ltd A/c X                                                                    Nominee (UK) Limited   a/c 07688 ?
(Beneficial)                                                                 Mariner House           
                                                                             Pepys Street               
                                                                             London  EC3N 4DA               
                                                                             a/c 867268               
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Sun Life Unit Assurance      299,563  Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd            HSBC Global Custody    Chase Nominees Ltd
Ltd A/c X                                                                    Nominee (UK) Limited   a/c 19445
(Beneficial)                                                                 Mariner House               
                                                                             Pepys Street               
                                                                             London  EC3N 4DA               
                                                                             a/c 867050               
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Sun Life Pensions Management   5,868  Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd       Smith & Williamson     Smith & Williamson 
Ltd                                                                          Nominees Ltd           Nominees Ltd        
(Beneficial)                                                                 1 Riding House         1 Riding House 
                                                                             Street                 Street
                                                                             London  W1A 3AS        London  W1A 3AS
                                                                             a/c S66                a/c S66
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Sun Life Pensions Management  12,093  Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd       BNY (OCS) Nominees     BNY (OCS) Nominees 
Ltd                                                                          Limited                Limited             
(Beneficial)                                                                 ONE CANADA SQUARE      ONE CANADA SQUARE
                                                                             LONDON                 LONDON
                                                                             E14 5AL                E14 5AL
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Sun Life International       100,000  Sun Life International (IOM) Ltd       Sun Life               Sun Life 
(IOM) Ltd                                                                    International          International       
(Beneficial)                                                                 Isle of Man Limited    Isle of Man Limited 
                                                                             a/c                    a/c
                                                                             a/c SLI 11             a/c SLI 11
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AXA France                     7,826  (Registration details available 
(Non - Beneficial)                     upon request)                                                                
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AXA Belgium                    8,645  (Registration details available 
(Beneficial)                           upon request)                                                          
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AXA Colonia Konzern          403,220  (Registration details available                               Chase Nominees Ltd
(Beneficial)                           upon request)                                                a/c 23030           
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AXA Colonia Konzern            5,500  (Registration details available                               Chase Nominees Ltd
(Non - Beneficial)                     upon request)                                                a/c 23030
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AXA Insurance UK             257,142   AXA Free                              Chase Nominees Ltd     Chase Nominees Ltd
(Beneficial)                                                                 A/C BTO1C              a/c 29626
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AXA Sun Life plc           1,022,042   AXA Sun Life plc                      Axa Sun Life plc       Chase Nominees Ltd
(fmly Axa Equity & Law                 (fmly Axa Equity & Law Life           107 Cheapside          a/c 29622
Life Assurance Society plc)            Assurance Society plc)                London EC2V 6DU                            
(Beneficial)                                        
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AXA Australia                 85,470   National Mutual Life Association      (Registration details  State Street 
(Non - Beneficial)                     of Australia                           available upon        Nominees Ltd
                                                                              request)              A/C U827            
                                                                                                    Statutory Fund No 5
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AXA UK Group Pension Scheme  221,202   AXA UK Group Pension Scheme            Chase Nominees Ltd    Chase Nominees Ltd
Equity Fund                            Equity Fund                            a/c 00994             a/c 00994
(Non - Beneficial)                                                            Trinity Tower         Trinity Tower
                                                                              9 St Thomas Moore     9 St Thomas Moore
                                                                              Street                Street
                                                                              London EC1            London EC1
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AXA Ireland Pension Fund       3,085   AXA Ireland Pension Fund               Chase Nominees Ltd    Chase Nominees Ltd
(Non - Beneficial)                                                            a/c 21652             a/c 21652
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AXA Financial, Inc        35,740,517   Bernstein                              
(Non - Beneficial)                                                       
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AXA Rosenberg              6,788,256   AXA Rosenberg                              
(Non - Beneficial)                                                       
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AXA Rosenberg                302,400   AXA Rosenberg                              
(Non - Beneficial)                                                       
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AXA Rosenberg                226,800   AXA Rosenberg                              
(Non - Beneficial)                                                       
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AXA Financial, Inc *         398,799   Alliance Capital Management LP                              
(Non - Beneficial)                     -  See note below                                  
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                                       Holding as % of Issued Capital
Total Beneficial 
Interest                  6,299,066                 2.45
Total Non-Beneficial 
Interest                 43,418,730                16.87
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                Total    49,717,796                19.32%
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* AXA FINANCIAL INCLUDES HOLDINGS FOR ALLIANCE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP                                                    
  
Alliance Capital Management LP ('Alliance Capital') is an investment advisor
registered under the Investment Advisors Act of 1940. Alliance Capital provides
investment advisory services to corporate employee benefit plans subject to the 
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ('ERISA'), public employee
retirement systems, investment companies and separate accounts registered under
the Investment Company Act of 1940, foundations, endowment funds, tax-exempt 
organizations, and other institutional investors and individuals.  Alliance
Capital manages investment assets on behalf of its clients which confers upon
it, among other things, the right to vote on behalf of its clients.  Under the
federal securities laws, the right to vote or make investment decisions with
respect to a security (even if such right is constrained by fiduciary duties
and does not carry with it any pecuniary interest in the securities) is enough
to confer beneficial ownership on the security on a person. Any shares deemed
beneficially owned by Alliance Capital were acquired solely for investment
purposes in the ordinary course and not for the purpose or intent of influencing
control over the issuer.                                                       


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