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 11 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 10 March 2003 Dealing in TESCO (1)Class of security (eg ordinary shares) ORD GBP0.05 (2)Amount Amount Price per bought sold unit 134 0 1.6265 149 0 1.6130 174 0 1.6065 247 0 1.6365 264 0 1.6190 273 0 1.6135 293 0 1.6115 299 0 1.6265 299 0 1.6315 299 0 1.6365 303 0 1.6115 320 0 1.6235 328 0 1.6265 328 0 1.6315 333 0 1.6165 342 0 1.6085 361 0 1.6090 388 0 1.6215 389 0 1.6090 405 0 1.6130 418 0 1.6190 446 0 1.6115 471 0 1.6041 518 0 1.6265 583 0 1.6265 598 0 1.6365 623 0 1.6140 684 0 1.6290 839 0 1.6165 885 0 1.6110 19,653 0 1.6050 23,237 0 1.6350 27,855 0 1.6130 0 193 1.6311 0 225 1.6281 0 292 1.6356 0 471 1.6306 0 491 1.6306 0 546 1.6056 0 726 1.6356 0 736 1.6261 0 897 1.6181 0 913 1.6231 0 918 1.6236 0 1,005 1.6356 0 1,183 1.6256 0 1,296 1.6081 0 1,299 1.6131 0 1,303 1.6306 0 1,405 1.6261 0 1,549 1.6281 0 1,636 1.6306 0 1,698 1.6256 0 1,810 1.6306 0 1,868 1.6356 0 2,589 1.6106 0 2,700 1.6206 0 7,654 1.6350 0 8,657 1.6356 0 9,900 1.6281 0 12,783 1.6350 0 17,292 1.6350 0 23,237 1.6350 0 28,896 1.6350 0 35,093 1.6350 0 51,156 1.6350 0 53,216 1.6350 0 89,691 1.6350 0 90,314 1.6350 0 95,828 1.6350 0 108,142 1.6350 0 113,216 1.6350 0 114,792 1.6350 0 117,509 1.6350 0 137,323 1.6350 0 147,314 1.6350 0 274,957 1.6350 0 294,669 1.6350 0 529,543 1.6350 0 663,554 1.6350 (3)Resultant total of the same class owned or controlled 328,131,187 (and percentage of class) (4.51 % ) (4) Party making disclosure Barclays PLC (5) (a) Name of purchaser/vendor (Note 1) EITHER (b) If dealing for discretionary client(s), name of fund management organisation Barclays PLC (6) Reason for disclosure (Note 2) (a) (i) offeror NO associate (Note 3) of (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/2003/03/11/20030311BIT00630/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/11/20030311BIT00630/wkr0002.pdf

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