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 14 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 13 March 2003 Dealing in TESCO (1)Class of security (eg ordinary shares) ORD GBP0.05 (2)Amount bought Amount sold Price per unit 99 0 1.6415 131 0 1.6590 144 0 1.6540 152 0 1.6590 159 0 1.6590 222 0 1.6615 237 0 1.6400 266 0 1.6685 276 0 1.6690 282 0 1.6320 294 0 1.6595 299 0 1.6339 299 0 1.6544 332 0 1.6465 358 0 1.6380 360 0 1.6344 372 0 1.6394 376 0 1.6366 376 0 1.6366 387 0 1.6419 479 0 1.6690 509 0 1.6644 540 0 1.6294 571 0 1.6400 597 0 1.6385 599 0 1.6594 711 0 1.6340 783 0 1.6315 815 0 1.6319 912 0 1.6294 941 0 1.6340 989 0 1.6344 1,419 0 1.6540 1,432 0 1.6340 5,012 0 1.6395 5,450 0 1.6414 16,900 0 1.6544 20,147 0 1.6400 22,500 0 1.6482 31,981 0 1.6325 0 287 1.6381 0 306 1.6656 0 310 1.6581 0 497 1.6281 0 609 1.6385 0 640 1.6331 0 1,003 1.6511 0 1,046 1.6336 0 1,212 1.6656 0 1,311 1.6306 0 1,500 1.6386 0 1,562 1.6285 0 1,851 1.6506 0 1,921 1.6406 0 2,393 1.6511 0 3,315 1.6529 0 4,844 1.6536 0 14,022 1.6360 0 16,800 1.6330 0 16,900 1.6544 0 22,500 1.6482 0 160,313 1.6300 (3)Resultant total of the same class owned or controlled 328,256,122 (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/2003/03/14/20030314BIT00610/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/03/14/20030314BIT00610/wkr0002.pdf

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