Volex Group PLC 18 July 2006 SCHEDULE 10 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES 1. Name of company VOLEX GROUP PLC 2. Name of shareholder having a major interest The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. 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 Shareholder named 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 CREST Account CREPTEMP - 3,898,601 shares Goldman Sachs Securities (Nominees) Limited - 5,008,000 shares 5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired Not Disclosed - Increase Noted 6. Percentage of issued class Not Disclosed - Increase Noted 7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed Not Applicable 8. Percentage of issued class Not Applicable 9. Class of security Ordinary 25p 10. Date of transaction Not Disclosed 11. Date company informed 17 July 2006 12. Total holding following this notification 8,906,601 shares 13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification 16.03% 14. Any additional information The notification confirmed the holding as at close of business 13 July 2006. The interest arose from 5,008,000 shares held by Goldman Sachs & Co., a wholly owned direct subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acting as custodian for its customers and also 3,898,601 shares held by Goldman Sachs International, a wholly owned direct subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. 15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries Wendy Tate - 01925 830101 16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making this notification Wendy Tate Company Secretary Date of notification 18 July 2006 The FSA does not give any express or implied warranty as to the accuracy of this document or material and does not accept any liability for error or omission. The FSA is not liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use this document, or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this document or any such material. This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange