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 7 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 6 March 2003 Dealing in TESCO (1)Class of security (eg ordinary shares) ORD GBP0.05 (2) Amount bought Amount sold Price per unit 80 0 1.6240 98 0 1.6265 113 0 1.6180 121 0 1.6215 125 0 1.5990 125 0 1.6115 128 0 1.5965 129 0 1.5910 132 0 1.6090 135 0 1.6265 135 0 1.6190 135 0 1.5940 137 0 1.6240 137 0 1.6165 141 0 1.5890 150 0 1.6040 152 0 1.6015 152 0 1.6140 157 0 1.6165 160 0 1.6140 165 0 1.6015 165 0 1.6135 169 0 1.5915 170 0 1.6085 170 0 1.6090 178 0 1.6035 181 0 1.6265 181 0 1.5985 184 0 1.6160 184 0 1.5990 185 0 1.5940 188 0 1.6146 189 0 1.5915 193 0 1.6015 194 0 1.6295 197 0 1.5985 199 0 1.6015 200 0 1.6165 200 0 1.6091 204 0 1.6085 210 0 1.6040 212 0 1.5890 213 0 1.6265 218 0 1.5965 224 0 1.6140 226 0 1.5890 228 0 1.6165 228 0 1.6215 229 0 1.6243 238 0 1.6065 238 0 1.6085 240 0 1.6285 241 0 1.5985 241 0 1.6135 241 0 1.6065 241 0 1.6210 244 0 1.6085 246 0 1.5985 249 0 1.6285 251 0 1.6015 254 0 1.6421 254 0 1.6240 258 0 1.6019 270 0 1.6240 270 0 1.6265 270 0 1.6065 279 0 1.5940 280 0 1.5946 280 0 1.5915 282 0 1.6265 285 0 1.6265 287 0 1.6140 288 0 1.6065 288 0 1.6115 290 0 1.6280 290 0 1.6121 292 0 1.6090 293 0 1.5965 296 0 1.6135 299 0 1.6160 300 0 1.6280 300 0 1.6245 300 0 1.6240 301 0 1.6250 301 0 1.6205 302 0 1.6090 303 0 1.6115 304 0 1.6085 305 0 1.6065 306 0 1.6115 306 0 1.6285 307 0 1.5915 307 0 1.6015 307 0 1.6090 315 0 1.6110 317 0 1.6035 320 0 1.6185 321 0 1.6140 322 0 1.5915 323 0 1.5985 325 0 1.5910 325 0 1.6065 327 0 1.7116 328 0 1.6090 331 0 1.5920 333 0 1.5900 335 0 1.5935 338 0 1.5985 338 0 1.6085 340 0 1.6140 340 0 1.6065 347 0 1.6091 349 0 1.6265 350 0 1.6140 350 0 1.6185 350 0 1.5890 350 0 1.6090 352 0 1.6085 358 0 1.6146 361 0 1.6115 362 0 1.6205 364 0 1.6065 376 0 1.6205 377 0 1.6175 383 0 1.6160 384 0 1.6250 386 0 1.6205 387 0 1.5970 389 0 1.6115 392 0 1.6115 394 0 1.5905 397 0 1.6255 399 0 1.6140 419 0 1.6185 420 0 1.6205 421 0 1.5920 421 0 1.6240 422 0 1.6205 424 0 1.6115 425 0 1.6190 429 0 1.6146 430 0 1.5965 430 0 1.6040 432 0 1.6140 451 0 1.6240 455 0 1.6115 462 0 1.6070 481 0 1.6205 484 0 1.6140 485 0 1.6205 486 0 1.6065 487 0 1.5990 489 0 1.6115 490 0 1.6265 493 0 1.6190 494 0 1.6121 512 0 1.5985 523 0 1.6090 528 0 1.6245 528 0 1.6050 535 0 1.6085 543 0 1.6205 553 0 1.6090 553 0 1.5915 553 0 1.6060 556 0 1.6265 565 0 1.6290 565 0 1.6185 575 0 1.5965 592 0 1.6265 592 0 1.6270 596 0 1.6280 601 0 1.6165 601 0 1.6240 601 0 1.6219 606 0 1.6090 607 0 1.6115 611 0 1.6090 615 0 1.5890 615 0 1.6065 628 0 1.6140 652 0 1.5990 660 0 1.6290 662 0 1.6215 674 0 1.6115 682 0 1.6041 691 0 1.6115 722 0 1.6265 739 0 1.5990 795 0 1.5990 813 0 1.6185 817 0 1.6115 831 0 1.6190 833 0 1.6971 842 0 1.5920 847 0 1.6255 855 0 1.6015 899 0 1.5915 902 0 1.5920 916 0 1.6065 922 0 1.6090 947 0 1.6010 1,008 0 1.5940 1,011 0 1.6240 1,055 0 1.6205 1,087 0 1.6065 1,119 0 1.6041 1,138 0 1.6240 1,284 0 1.5990 1,535 0 1.7296 2,854 0 1.6190 4,954 0 1.6078 25,530 0 1.6050 42,959 0 1.6100 45,515 0 1.6050 47,808 0 1.6062 150,674 0 1.6100 0 187 1.6156 0 245 1.6056 0 248 1.6081 0 279 1.5775 0 316 1.6136 0 322 1.6056 0 348 1.6056 0 356 1.6058 0 367 1.6129 0 499 1.6136 0 505 1.6104 0 522 1.6006 0 648 1.6206 0 677 1.5981 0 698 1.6131 0 700 1.6008 0 783 1.6041 0 900 1.6166 0 953 1.6081 0 958 1.6081 0 986 1.6156 0 1,013 1.6181 0 1,026 1.5881 0 1,125 1.6231 0 1,133 1.6106 0 1,148 1.6008 0 1,176 1.6129 0 1,202 1.6041 0 1,248 1.5931 0 1,508 1.6011 0 1,565 1.6131 0 1,657 1.6206 0 2,088 1.6081 0 2,223 1.6031 0 2,381 1.6006 0 2,484 1.6131 0 2,500 1.6106 0 2,733 1.5881 0 2,819 1.6156 0 2,875 1.6181 0 4,413 1.6131 0 5,799 1.6161 0 7,200 1.6131 0 10,600 1.6131 (3)Resultant total of the same class owned or controlled (and percentage of class) 330,953,029 (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/2003/03/07/20030307BIT00680/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/07/20030307BIT00680/wkr0002.pdf

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