SOURCE: Spirent PLC

April 11, 2006 13:18 ET

Spirent PLC announces: Holding(s) in Company

Crawley, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2006 --

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1. Name of listed company

SPIRENT PLC

2. Name of shareholder with a major interest

FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

3. Please state whether notification indicates that regarding the holding of the shareholder named in 2 above; 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

SHAREHOLDER IN 2 ABOVE AND ITS DIRECT AND INDIRECT SUBSIDIARIES, BEING NON-BENEFICIAL HOLDERS

4. Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of shares held by each of them

JP MORGAN BOURNEMOUTH (FISL)                                  38,811,065
BROWN BROS HARRIMN LTD LUX (FIL)                              14,141,429
JP MORGAN, BOURNEMOUTH (FII)                                   2,419,800
BNP PARIBAS, PARIS (FIGEST)                                    2,948,500
TOTAL                                                         58,320,794

FISL = Fidelity Investment Services Limited
FIL = Fidelity International Limited
FII = Fidelity Investments International
FIGEST = Fidelity Gestion

5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired

-

6. Percentage of issued class (any treasury shares held by the listed company should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

-

7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed

NOT KNOWN

8. Percentage of issued class (any treasury shares held by the listed company should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

NOT KNOWN

9. Class of security

ORDINARY SHARES OF 3.3333 PENCE EACH

10. Date of transaction

NOT KNOWN

11. Date company informed

11 APRIL 2006

12. Total holding following this notification

58,320,794

13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification (any treasury shares held by the listed company should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

6.02%

14. Any additional information

ON 21 MARCH 2006 THE SHAREHOLDER REPORTED TO THE COMPANY THAT IT HAD REDUCED ITS HOLDING IN THE COMPANY TO 58,069,304 SHARES (5.99%).

15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

MICHAEL ANSCOMBE - 01293 767672

16. Name and signature of duly authorised company official of the listed company responsible for making this notification

MICHAEL ANSCOMBE - DEPUTY COMPANY SECRETARY

Date of notification

11 APRIL 2006

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