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 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 TESCO (1)Class of security (eg ordinary shares) ORD GBP0.05 (2)Amount bought Amount sold Price per unit 126 0 1.6165 137 0 1.6190 153 0 1.6265 161 0 1.6215 192 0 1.6415 199 0 1.6190 205 0 1.6165 268 0 1.6146 282 0 1.6215 301 0 1.6215 308 0 1.6180 313 0 1.6121 316 0 1.6215 334 0 1.6216 362 0 1.6235 362 0 1.6185 381 0 1.6540 406 0 1.6215 437 0 1.6315 450 0 1.6265 487 0 1.6215 609 0 1.6565 642 0 1.6165 649 0 1.6435 817 0 1.6565 889 0 1.6315 1,017 0 1.6620 3,811 0 1.6150 6,000 0 1.6600 6,200 0 1.6665 7,251 0 1.6500 57,550 0 1.6250 104,951 0 1.6327 0 220 1.6431 0 234 1.6175 0 275 1.6129 0 319 1.6531 0 324 1.6336 0 392 1.6306 0 435 1.6336 0 460 1.6261 0 526 1.6306 0 549 1.6356 0 755 1.6206 0 1,068 1.6261 0 1,146 1.6206 0 1,180 1.6231 0 1,299 1.6531 0 1,313 1.6150 0 1,380 1.6155 0 1,443 1.6180 0 1,465 1.6606 0 1,477 1.6206 0 1,522 1.6580 0 1,789 1.6261 0 1,840 1.6575 0 1,842 1.6531 0 1,974 1.6661 0 2,098 1.6331 0 2,159 1.6531 0 2,181 1.6531 0 2,350 1.6281 0 2,432 1.6331 0 2,671 1.6181 0 2,691 1.6531 0 4,535 1.6556 0 8,422 1.6410 0 12,782 1.6431 (3)Resultant total of the same class owned or controlled 328,243,941 (and percentage of class) (4.51 % ) (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/2003/03/13/20030313BIT00620/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/13/20030313BIT00620/wkr0002.pdf

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