Celltech Group Plc announces Holding(s) in Company

Slough, Berkshire, UNITED KINGDOM

Slough, U.K., Dec. 10, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Celltech Group Plc:



1. Name of company

Celltech Group plc

2. Name of shareholder having a major interest

Goldman Sachs Group

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

As in 2 above

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

 Goldman Sachs Securities (Nominees) Limited                6,923,935

 Goldman Sachs Securities (Nominees) Limited                  171,930

 Depositary Trust Company of New York                          39,740

 Depositary Trust Company of New York                             800

 Crest account Creptemp                                     1,442,217

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


9. Class of security

Ordinary 50p shares

10. Date of transaction


11. Date company informed

9 December 2003

12. Total holding following this notification


13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


14. Any additional information

15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

Cheryl Cramer Tel. 01753 447933

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

J A D Slater

Date of notification

10 December 2003

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