COLT Telecom Group plc -- Holding(s) in Company


LONDON, Aug. 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- COLT Telecom Group plc (Nasdaq:COLT) (LSE:CTM): notification of interests in shares under

Section 198 of the Companies act 1985

1. Name of Company

COLT Telecom Group plc

2. Name of Shareholder having a major interest

Notification is in respect of indirect interests

3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or 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

Notification is in respect of a non-beneficial interest held by AMVESCAP Plc. either directly or through its subsidiary companies

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


5. Number of shares/amount of stock acquired


6. Percentage of issued class


7. Number of shares/amount of stock disposed


8. Percentage of issued Class

Less than 1%

9. Class of security

Ordinary Shares of 2.5p

10. Date of Transaction

5th August 2003

11. Date Company informed

6th August 2003

12. Total holding following this notification


13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


14. Any additional information

Delay in notification caused by requirement to seek clarification.

15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

John Doherty: 0207 390 3681

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

Mark A. Jenkins Company Secretary Date of Notification: 19th August 2003

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