Rule 8 - TESCO

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 6 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 5 March 2003 Dealing in TESCO (1)Class of security (eg ordinary shares) ORD GBP0.05 (2) Amount bought Amount sold Price per unit 49 0 1.6140 97 0 1.6090 118 0 1.6165 130 0 1.6090 143 0 1.6165 144 0 1.6140 150 0 1.6221 152 0 1.6140 156 0 1.6110 170 0 1.6085 173 0 1.6115 177 0 1.6165 182 0 1.6250 186 0 1.6171 203 0 1.6155 212 0 1.6121 218 0 1.6165 230 0 1.6146 241 0 1.6090 242 0 1.6115 247 0 1.6121 263 0 1.6190 266 0 1.6121 268 0 1.6165 290 0 1.6085 301 0 1.6165 303 0 1.6115 305 0 1.6115 307 0 1.5990 308 0 1.6121 313 0 1.5890 315 0 1.6221 316 0 1.5985 319 0 1.5990 320 0 1.6110 324 0 1.6140 332 0 1.6115 332 0 1.6155 344 0 1.6121 350 0 1.6115 350 0 1.6035 353 0 1.6090 362 0 1.6160 364 0 1.6250 388 0 1.6250 398 0 1.6140 422 0 1.5940 425 0 1.6115 433 0 1.6025 452 0 1.6040 464 0 1.6035 468 0 1.6085 473 0 1.6171 501 0 1.6115 503 0 1.6185 524 0 1.6085 553 0 1.6146 558 0 1.6187 586 0 1.6221 598 0 1.6146 607 0 1.6065 650 0 1.6140 653 0 1.6085 657 0 1.6221 662 0 1.6065 674 0 1.6165 700 0 1.6115 903 0 1.6171 1,056 0 1.5985 1,400 0 1.5890 1,509 0 1.6090 1,618 0 1.5985 7,452 0 1.6180 12,340 0 1.6060 18,316 0 1.6250 19,843 0 1.5900 42,959 0 1.6100 114,463 0 1.6200 150,674 0 1.6100 0 34 1.5956 0 190 1.6081 0 191 1.6154 0 273 1.6104 0 316 1.6104 0 324 1.6158 0 353 1.6104 0 426 1.5961 0 501 1.6031 0 567 1.6129 0 572 1.6158 0 613 1.6129 0 675 1.6158 0 925 1.6154 0 1,356 1.5881 0 1,570 1.6056 0 1,751 1.6106 0 2,007 1.5931 0 2,371 1.6086 0 2,900 1.6061 0 6,750 1.6100 (3)Resultant total of the same class owned or controlled (and percentage of class) 330,636,225 (4.55 % ) (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/2003/03/06/20030306BIT00600/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/06/20030306BIT00600/wkr0002.pdf

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