Rule 8 - COLLINS STEW HLDGS

Form 8.1/8.3 Lodge with a RIS or Newstrack, if appropriate, and the Takeover Panel. Use separate form for each class of securities in which dealings have been made. Date of Disclosure 13 March 2003 DISCLOSURE UNDER RULES 8.1(a), 8.1(b)(i) and 8.3 OF THE CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGER Date of Dealing 12 March 2003 Dealing in COLLINS STEW HLDGS (1)Class of security (eg ordinary shares) ORD GBP0.25 (2)Amount bought Amount sold Price per unit 185 0 3.2300 259 0 3.2300 318 0 3.2500 444 0 3.2500 678 0 3.2300 1,019 0 3.2300 1,163 0 3.2500 1,256 0 3.2300 1,367 0 3.2300 1,747 0 3.2500 2,156 0 3.2500 2,345 0 3.2500 2,447 0 3.2300 4,199 0 3.2500 31,262 0 3.2300 53,628 0 3.2500 (3)Resultant total of the same class owned or controlled 2,414,991 (and percentage of class) (1.26 % ) (4) Party making disclosure Barclays PLC (5) EITHER (a) Name of purchaser/vendor (Note 1) (b) If dealing for discretionary client(s), name of fund management organisation Barclays PLC (6) Reason for disclosure (Note 2) (a) associate of (i) offeror (Note 3) NO (ii) offeree NO Specify which category or categories of associate (1-8 overleaf) (b) Rule 8.3 (i.e disclosure because of ownership or control of 1% or more of the class of relevant securities dealt in) YES Signed, for and on behalf of the party named in (4) above .................................................................. (Also print name of signatory) Geoff Smith Telephone and extension number 0207 699 2305 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/13/20030313BIT00560/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/13/20030313BIT00560/wkr0002.pdf

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