Rule 8 - SAINSBURY(J)

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 10 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 7 March 2003 Dealing in SAINSBURY(J) (1)Class of security (eg ordinary shares) ORD GBP0.25 (2)Amount bought Amount sold Price per unit 14,012 0 2.2200 17,500 0 2.2442 18,796 0 2.2130 0 3,835 2.2400 0 17,500 2.2442 0 28,361 2.2360 (3)Resultant total of the same class owned or controlled 57,382,943 (and percentage of class) (2.95 % ) (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/2003/03/10/20030310BIT00800/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/10/20030310BIT00800/wkr0002.pdf

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