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Tuesday 18 April, 2006

Whitbread Group

Holding(s) in Company

Whitbread Group PLC
18 April 2006


Letter to: Whitbread PLC
Dated: 12 April 2006


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 51,414,089 Ord in the 257,287,330
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 9,690,114 shares (3.77%), and a non-beneficial interest of 
41,723,975 shares (16.22%).

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 11/04/06, 
is as per the Appendix below.

This notification of change is due to a decrease in the total holding from 
20.00% to 19.99%


John Sheppard                              Peter Warner
Axa-IM London                              Axa-IM London

From: AXA Investment Managers



                                    DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST IN SHARES OF
                      APPENDIX - NOTICE UNDER SECTION 198 OF THE COMPANIES ACT 1985
                                             Whitbread PLC Ord

    Total number of shares held as at 11/04/06 was 51,414,089 the breakdown of which is set below:

Name of the                     Number of   Particulars of                                  Registered as
Company / Fund                  Shares      Beneficial owners


AXA UK Investment Co ICVC       187,963     Trustees of AXA UK Investment Co ICVC           HSBC Global Custody
Distribution Fund                           Distribution Fund                               Nominee (UK) Limited
(Non-Beneficial)                                                                            Mariner House
                                                                                            Pepys Street
                                                                                            London  EC3N 4DA
                                                                                            a/c 845029

PPP Healthcare Group plc         87,963     Guardian Royal Exchange plc and Subs.           Chase Nominees Ltd
(Non-Beneficial)                            Cos                                             a/c 13067
                                                                                            Trinity Tower
                                                                                            9 St Thomas
                                                                                            Moore Street
                                                                                            London EC1

AXA World Funds                   2,744     Trustees of AXA World Funds                     Vidacos Nominees
British Equities Fund                       British Equities Fund                           London
(Non-Beneficial)

Sun Life Nominees Ltd A/c 20     19,042     Trustees of the Princes Pension                 HSBC Global Custody
(Non-Beneficial)                            Scheme                                          Nominee (UK) Limited
                                            Princes Foods Ltd                               Mariner House
                                            Royal Liver Building                            Pepys Street
                                            Pierhead                                        London  EC3N 4DA
                                            Liverpool  L3 1NX                               a/c 777094

Sun Life Nominees Ltd A/c 29     19,266     Trustees of the Cobham Pension Plan             HSBC Global Custody
(Non-Beneficial)                            Brook Road                                      Nominee (UK) Limited
                                            Wimborne                                        Mariner House
                                            Dorset  DH21 2BH                                Pepys Street
                                                                                            London EC3N 4DA
                                                                                            a/c 777167

Sun Life Nominees Ltd A/c 31      6,313     Trustees of the Princes (1977) Pension Scheme   HSBC Global Custody
(Non-Beneficial)                            Princes Foods Ltd                               Nominee (UK) Limited
                                            Royal Liver Building                            Mariner House
                                            Pierhead                                        Pepys Street
                                            Liverpool  L3 1NX                               London EC3N 4DA
                                                                                            a/c 785078

Sun Life Pensions Management     40,000     Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd                HSBC Global Custody
Ltd                                                                                         Nominee (UK) Limited
(Beneficial)                                                                                Mariner House
                                                                                            Pepys Street
                                                                                            London EC3N 4DA
                                                                                            a/c ?

Sun Life Pensions Management    267,210     Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd                HSBC Global Custody
Ltd                                                                                         Nominee (UK) Limited
(Beneficial)                                                                                Mariner House
                                                                                            Pepys Street
                                                                                            London EC3N 4DA
                                                                                            a/c 867815

Sun Life Pensions Management  1,290,151     Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd                HSBC Global Custody
Ltd A/c X                                                                                   Nominee (UK) Limited
(Beneficial)                                                                                Mariner House
                                                                                            Pepys Street
                                                                                            London EC3N 4DA
                                                                                            a/c 867396

Sun Life Pensions Management    237,428     Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd                HSBC Global Custody
Ltd A/c X                                                                                   Nominee (UK) Limited
(Beneficial)                                                                                Mariner House
                                                                                            Pepys Street
                                                                                            London EC3N 4DA
                                                                                            a/c 867530

Sun Life Pensions Management  2,555,397     Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd                HSBC Global Custody
Ltd A/c X                                                                                   Nominee (UK) Limited
(Beneficial)                                                                                Mariner House
                                                                                            Pepys Street
                                                                                            London EC3N 4DA
                                                                                            a/c 867372

Sun Life Assurance Society    1,100,000     Sun Life Assurance Society Plc                  HSBC Global Custody
Plc                                                                                         Nominee (UK) Limited
(Beneficial)                                                                                Mariner House
                                                                                            Pepys Street
                                                                                            London EC3N 4DA
                                                                                            a/c 776934

Sun Life Unit Assurance         529,714     Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd                     HSBC Global Custody
Ltd A/c X                                                                                   Nominee (UK) Limited
(Beneficial)                                                                                Mariner House
                                                                                            Pepys Street
                                                                                            London EC3N 4DA
                                                                                            a/c 867116

Sun Life Unit Assurance          34,285     Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd                     HSBC Global Custody
Ltd A/c X                                                                                   Nominee (UK) Limited
(Beneficial)                                                                                Mariner House
                                                                                            Pepys Street
                                                                                            London EC3N 4DA
                                                                                            a/c 867220

Sun Life Unit Assurance         326,571     Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd                     HSBC Global Custody
Ltd A/c X                                                                                   Nominee (UK) Limited
(Beneficial)                                                                                Mariner House
                                                                                            Pepys Street
                                                                                            London EC3N 4DA
                                                                                            a/c 867268

Sun Life Unit Assurance         360,000     Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd                     HSBC Global Custody
Ltd A/c X                                                                                   Nominee (UK) Limited
(Beneficial)                                                                                Mariner House
                                                                                            Pepys Street
                                                                                            London EC3N 4DA
                                                                                            a/c 867050

Sun Life Pensions Management      5,868     Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd                Smith & Williamson
Ltd                                                                                         Nominees Ltd
(Beneficial)                                                                                1 Riding House Street
                                                                                            London W1A 3AS
                                                                                            a/c S66

Sun Life Pensions Management     12,279     Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd                BNY (OCS) Nominees Limited
Ltd                                                                                         ONE CANADA SQUARE
(Beneficial)                                                                                LONDON
                                                                                            E14 5AL

Sun Life International (IOM)    250,000     Sun Life International (IOM) Ltd                Sun Life International
Ltd                                                                                         Isle of Man Limited a/c
                                                                                            a/c SLI11

AXA France                        4,537     (Registration details available upon request)
(Non-Beneficial)

AXA Belgium                           5     (Registration details available upon request)
(Beneficial)

AXA Colonia Konzern             270,790     (Registration details available upon request)
(Beneficial)

AXA Insurance UK                331,218     AXA Free                                        Chase Nominees Ltd
(Beneficial)                                                                                A/C BTO1C

AXA Sun Life plc              1,550,000     AXA Sun Life plc                                AXA Sun Life plc
(fmly Axa Equity & Law Life                 (fmly Axa Equity & Law Life                     5 Old Broad Street
Assurance Society plc)                      Assurance Society plc)                          London EC2N 1AD
(Beneficial)

AXA UK Group Pension Scheme     510,361     AXA UK Group Pension Scheme                     Chase Nominees Ltd
Equity Fund                                 Equity Fund                                     a/c 00994
(Non-Beneficial)                                                                            Trinity Tower
                                                                                            9 St Thomas Moore Street
                                                                                            London EC1

AXA Financial, Inc           36,390,105     Bernstein
(Non-Beneficial)

AXA Rosenberg                 4,102,614     AXA Rosenberg
(Non-Beneficial)

AXA Rosenberg                   302,400     AXA Rosenberg
(Beneficial)

AXA Rosenberg                   226,800     AXA Rosenberg
(Beneficial)

AXA Financial, Inc*             393,067     Alliance Capital Management LP -
(Non-Beneficial)                            See note below


                                             Holding as % of Issued Capital

Total Beneficial Interest          9,690,114          3.77

Total Non-Beneficial Interest     41,723,975         16.22

Total                             51,414,089         19.98%



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