Holding(s) in Company

Released : 02.01.2007 12:21


                                  SCHEDULE 10                                  

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES                   

All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.

 

1. Name of     2. Name of shareholder having a major interest                     
   company                                                                        
                                                                                  
   TULLETT        LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC GROUP, WHICH FOR THESE PURPOSES     
   PREBON PLC     COMPRISES:                                                      
                                                                                  
                  LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC                                     
                                                                                  
                  LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT LIMITED                                 
                                                                                  
                  LAZARD FUND MANAGERS LIMITED                                    
                                                                                  
                  LAZARD FRERES GESTION                                           
                                                                                  
                  LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT PACIFIC CO.                             
                                                                                  
                  LAZARD ASSET MANAGEMENT (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH 

                  LAZARD JAPAN ASSET MANAGEMENT K.K.                                                 
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                  LAZARD LIMITED AND LAZARD GROUP LLC HAVE NOTIFIABLE INTERESTS   
                  PURSUANT TO SECTION 203(3) OF THE COMPANIES ACT 1985.           
                                                                                  

 

3. Please state whether notification indicates that 4. Name of the registered     
   it is in respect of holding of the shareholder      holder(s) and, if more than
   named in 2 above or in respect of a                 one holder, the number of  
   non-beneficial interest or in the case of an        shares held by each of them
   individual holder if it is a holding of that                                   
   person's spouse or children under the age of 18                                
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                                                  

 

5. Number of shares/     6. Percentage of 7. Number of shares/     8. Percentage of
   amount of stock          issued class     amount of stock          issued class 
   acquired                                  disposed                              
                                                                                   
                                                                                   
                                                                                   
                                                                                   

 

9. Class of security            10. Date of transaction 11. Date company informed
                                                                                 
   Ordinary Shares of 325p each                             2 JANUARY 2007       
                                                                                 

 

12. Total holding following this 13. Total percentage holding of issued class     
    notification                     following this notification                  
                                                                                  
    8,613,461                        4.06%                                        
                                                                                  

 

14. Any additional information 15. Name of contact and telephone number for       
                                   queries                                        
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
    HOLDING NOTIFIED.              Teresa de Freitas                              
                                                                                  
                                   Tel 020 7200 7222                              
                                                                                  

 

16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making this 
    notification                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
    Teresa de Freitas                                                             
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
Date of notification   2 JANUARY 2007