SOURCE: Spirent Communications PLC

March 06, 2007 05:22 ET

Spirent Communications PLC announces Cancellation of Shares

Crawley, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 6, 2007 --

                           SPIRENT COMMUNICATIONS PLC



                    CANCELLATION OF SHARES HELD IN TREASURY



London, UK - 06 March 2007: Spirent Communications plc ("the Company") (LSE:
SPT; NYSE: SPM), a leading communications technology company would like to
notify the market in accordance with Listing Rule 12.6.4R, of the following
information:



The Company has today cancelled 20,251,487 ordinary shares each with a nominal
value of 3 1/3 pence currently held in Treasury.  Following the
cancellation of shares held in Treasury, the Company's issued share capital
consists of 956,623,522 ordinary shares of 3 1/3 pence. The Company now
holds 70,000,000 ordinary shares in Treasury, and the Company is not permitted
to exercise voting rights in respect of those ordinary shares. Therefore, the
total number of voting rights in the Company is 886,623,522.



The above figure (886,623,522) may be used by shareholders as the denominator
for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify
their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the
Financial Services Authority Disclosure and Transparency Rules.



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Enquiries
Michael Anscombe            Spirent Communications plc       +44 (0)1293 767676
Deputy Company Secretary





About Spirent Communications plc

Spirent Communications plc is a leading communications technology company
focused on delivering innovative systems and services to meet the needs of
customers worldwide.  We are a global provider of performance analysis and
service assurance solutions that enable the development and deployment of
next-generation networking technologies such as broadband services, Internet
telephony, 3G wireless and web applications and security testing.  The Systems
group develops power control systems for specialist electrical vehicles in the
mobility and industrial markets.  Further information about Spirent
Communications plc can be found at www.spirent.com.

Spirent Communications plc Ordinary shares are traded on the London Stock
Exchange (ticker: SPT) and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker: SPM; CUSIP
number: 84856M209) in the form of American Depositary Shares ("ADS"),
represented by American Depositary Receipts, with one ADS representing four
Ordinary shares.

Spirent and the Spirent logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Spirent
Communications plc.  All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned
herein are held by their respective companies.  All rights reserved.



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guarantee of future performance and are subject to factors that could cause our
actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these
statements.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking
statements contained in this press release, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.






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